Le Galopin

I came across Le Galopin while researching for somewhere to bring my friends from Singapore who were in Paris at the same time when I was back in the city for a short holiday. That it is at Rue Ste. Marthe in the 10th arrondissement was a key deciding factor as the area isn’t overrun…

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Red wine pasta

I wanted to have some wine with my tapenade chicken dinner last night, so I opened a bottle of red knowing that I’ll have to finish it, somehow, by today as I’m going on a business trip tomorrow. And since I don’t feel like drinking 2/3 bottle of red wine today, I thought that I’d…

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Brazil nut pesto

I love Brazil nuts. As well as pecans, hazelnuts, almonds, pistachios, and also the humble peanuts. I’ve a special affinity for Brazil nuts. Maybe it’s because of its creamy taste or crunchy texture, or that I’d almost always get a larger bite of Brazil nut than any other nut in a trail mix, thus making…

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Sputnik has landed…

On my terrace, which has just enough space for a table, two chairs and a small grill. We were at Mmmmh! yesterday to buy a Peugeot (pepper grinder, not car). Lo and behold, there was a special weekend sale with 20% off various barbecue-related products. AB had been talking about getting a grill for months…

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2 July 2012: What a sunny day! Finally summer has arrived in Brussels. The Palais de la Justice’s dome was shining brightly like a newly polished crown in the mid-day sun. Every evening when I go home from work, I look forward to seeing the Palais de la Justice’s crowning glory glowing and looking all resplendent as…

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A Grainy Start to Summer

Summer is finally here! Although the sun is still playing hide-and-seek in Brussels. Oh well. Work kept me on the road for the most of the last four weeks. Which meant that I barely cooked during this period as I would be home for only a day before having to leave for the airport or…

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