vrijdag 10 december 2010
zaterdag 27 maart 2010
maandag 8 maart 2010
“Cool names can make for cool foods,” says Brian Wansink, author of 'Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think'. In his study he found out that kids prefer food with cool names.
Four-year-olds were given regular carrots and, on other lunch days, they were given the same vegetables renamed X-ray Vision Carrots. On the latter days, they ate nearly twice as many. Whether it be 'power peas' or 'dinosaur broccoli trees,' giving a food a fun name makes kids think it will be more fun to eat.
Dr Wansink says the same effect works on adults. This may explain the Facebook page 'When I eat Broccoli, I pretend I'm a Dinosaur Eating Trees'.
It seems that sparking the imagination sparks the appetite!
Let us know, what's your creative suggestion for a renamed vegetable?
But of course you can also try this kids favorite:
Mashed broccoli with Frankfurter sausages
500 g potatoes
8 Frankfurter sausages
Boil the potatoes and broccoli separately in salted water.
When the broccoli is cooked, pour cold water on it to keep his fresh green color.
Mash the vegetables, add some olive-oil or butter.
Flavour with nutmeg, salt and pepper.
Heat the sausages in hot water.
Tasty on a cold day just before spring!
zaterdag 23 januari 2010
And our little ones had a great time playing outside, despite cold feet and fingers. Now the last white spots have melted but they keep asking for 'throwing snowballs at mommy?'
So we made these two cute snowguys.
an empty Petit Gervais makes the hat.
draw quickly a hat, scarf and nose.
a pair of googly eyes makes your snowman complete.
donderdag 24 december 2009
donderdag 26 november 2009
We used to do this since the beginning of our relation. And we hold firmly to our little tradition, certainly since little ones, house and career fill up our days and lifes. So this month we flew away...
guess where we spent some fine days together...
And we loved it! Nice weather, for fall 25°C isn't too bad, and beautiful architecture made us promenade from breakfast till diner by sunset.
A brief summary of a great journey in a charming city:
Discovering the Old Town, El Barrio, a veritable labyrinth with its alleyways, courtyards and history. Tasting fresh fruit, juices and Tapas on Europe's largest open air food market, La Boqueria, with picnic in the park afterwards. Even cycling (yesyes, me on a bike!) along beach, wide lanes, squares and unique buildings. We had fun!
I know why I am looking forward to our trip every year again,
love you my sweet mr. B!
And to end,
divine what I brought home,
no souvenir but these beauties...
In 1981 Camper opened its first store in Barcelona.
And these are totally what I was looking for...
vrijdag 13 november 2009
stir in the zest and juice of the lemon.