Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sunday Snapshots 55

Not much to say this week but I went to see John Mayer in the Ziggodome in Amsterdam! It really was amazing! I've been a fan of his music for several years now, but I never saw him live and he is really really good! 

Just a little impression:

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sunday Snapshots 54

Looking at my pictures, it was quite a colorful week haha

First I never go to the kermis and now twice in two weeks!

Going to McDonalds with friends. Haven't been there in months so it was nice again haha

Teatime..with loooots of tea! :)

Had this rack outside on my balcony but since it's to cold to be on there I thought bringing it inside. I just put a lot of candles on it and I think it looks really nice!

Baking some bananabread! Click here for the recipe!

It was actually really warm this Friday so a friend of mine and I decided to have a drink outside.

Hope you all had a great week!

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Food: Bananabread with Chocolate & Walnuts

This cold weather really makes me want to cook and bake stuff! This time I went for a bananabread and I decided to spice it up a bit by putting in some chocolate and walnuts. Here is the recipe for you!

What do you need
  • 500 grams of bananas (about 4 bananas)
  • 250 grams of plain flour
  • baking powder 
  • 115 grams of butter
  • 115 grams of (brown) sugar
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • a pinch of salt
  • pieces of chocolate
  • walnuts

Time to start!

First preheat your oven on 180°C. 
Put the flour, backing powder and salt together in a bowl. Get another bowl to mix the butter with the sugar. Mix the bananas and eggs together. You can use a blender but I like it more when there are still some pieces of banana in it, so I just used a fork. Put the banana-egg mixture together with the butter-sugar mixture and mix it all together. Than put the flour, backing powder and salt in there and mix it again. Now you can put in anything you want. I choose chocolate and walnuts. Carefully mix it in with a spoon. Now pour the mixture in a buttered cake pan and put it in the oven for about an hour. Check with a toothpick if it's ready. If the toothpick comes out clean, it's done! 

Bon appetit!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Travel: Marrakech Part 3

This is the last part of my Marrakech pictures!

We got some henna! We went to the Henna Cafe where they did an amazing job. While we were there this little friend came along!

We can't get enough of Djemaa El Fna so we went there again!

Another amazing meal with couscous, chicken, raisins and carrots.

View from the Le Tanjia restaurant

Time for something more cultural..the El Bahia Palace!


Time to go home again. Bye beautiful Marrakech!

Hope you enjoyed these Marrakech pictures! On till the next vacation!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunday Snapshots 53

It's been such a long time since I went to the 'kermis'. So my friend and her little boy dragged me out much fun!

Having a blast on the 'kermis' with this little man

A delicious couscous salad for dinner

I guess it's really fall now!

A day of shopping in Maastricht

I bought fresh mint in a turkish supermarket so now all I'm drinking is fresh mint tea!

So what did you do this week? Hope you have a lovely Sunday!

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Photography: Capture the Colour

I was nominated by Evey to join the Capture The Colour contest! It's a photography contest that challenges photographers and bloggers to look through their travel pictures and find some that represent the colours blue, white, red, green and yellow. Here are my pictures!

The blue water and sky in Mallorca

The white walls and fountain of the El Bahia palace in Marrakech

Marrakech, The red city

The green trees in Paris

The yellow/golden Matrimandir in Auroville, India

I would like to nominate:
Jess from In a flow around the world
Anouk from
Jesdiny from
Lin from
Alyssa from

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Travel: Marrakech Part 2

Having lunch at Elite close to Place du 16 Novembre

 Shopping area at Place du 16 Novembre

Just love how this looks!

Tajine with chicken and lemon back at the hotel


Visiting Jardin Majorelle. Botanic gardens with the berber museum in it

Smoothies at Kaowa..

..and some sushi at Ocha Sushi!

So this was part 2 of the Marrakech pictures! Hope you're not bored yet because I still have a lot of pictures left to show you next time! 


Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sunday Snapshots 52

It has been a busy week with lots of work and not much spare time but i managed to make some pictures! :D

Having a drink with my lovely family on a Sunday afternoon

Having a little shopping spree with my cousin

Waiting for my bus on this sunny but still cold morning

Reading a book in english again.. Love, Rosie from Cecelia Ahern

Having a lazy afternoon and reading some magazins

First time I ever tried to make and eat risotto! Really like it!

What did you do this week?
Have a lovely Sunday!

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Food: M'semen (Moroccan Breakfast Pancakes)

While I was in Marrakech we stayed in the Dellarosa Hotel. Every morning they provided a breakfast buffet with all kinds of bread and western food but also a lot of Moroccan  types of breakfast. I really loved these small pancakes. I was not the only one because as soon as they brought them from the kitchen, within a couple of minutes everything was gone again! I found out they were called m'semen and as soon as I was home, I looked it up and tried to make them myself. They turned out pretty good, so here is the recipe for you!

(4 servings)

What do you need

  • 200 grams of flour
  • 125 grams of wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry yeast
  • 3-5 dl lukewarm water
  • 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil
  • 1 sheet of baking paper
  • some extra oil 

Time to start!

Put al the flour, salt, yeast and water in a bowl and knead it for about 15-20 minutes, till there are no more clumps and the dough is completely smooth. Make small flat balls (about 5cm) lay them down on baking paper and let them rest for 10 minutes. Put some sunflower oil on your worksurface. Spread each ball of dough as thin as possible. Cover it in oil and sprinkle a little bit of flour on it. Fold the sides in at both sides like an envelop. Heat some sunflower oil in a bakingpan and bake the pancakes on both sides till they are goldenbrown. Put them on some kitchenpaper to get rid of the access oil.
That's all! It's best to eat them while they are still a warm.

Hope you liked this recipe and let me know if you tried to make it!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Travel: Marrakech Part 1

So I promised to make a post about my vacation in it is! It already feels so long ago! Time to look back on a great week! Prepare for lots of pictures!

You have to make yourself comfortable, especially while traveling with suitcases

After lots and lots of waiting..finally in the air!

Marrakech Airport!

First things first! Some tea and pastry while we fill in some registation forms

We stayed at the Dellarosa Hotel in the middle of Marrakech. Such a lovely place to stay with a beautiful rooftop view!

We walked around the neighbourhood while we waited for our room and we found this little one

In the afternoon we went to Djemaa El Fna. What a wonderful place to be. All the people, sounds, smells..everything! 

As the sun goes down, all the little lights go on..such a pretty view!

I think I made at least a hundred pictures just of all the lights..!

While we were watching the beautiful square, we had this lovely dinner with couscous and lots of vegetables.

Love lamps like these! Too bad my suitcase was too small to take one home.

This was it for today! Part 2 will be up soon!