Saturday, April 30, 2011

Stuffed tomatoes - recipe (including photos)

  • 600 grams of meat
  • 2.5 kilograms of tomatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 green onions
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 150 grams of grated cheese
  • 1 grated carrot
  • 150 grams of rice
  • 100 milliliters of tomatoes juice
  • salt
  • pepper
  • thyme

Mix the meat with the rice, the eggs, the salt, the pepper, the chopped bell pepper and the chopped onions.

Add the grated carrot and mix well all the ingredients.

Slice a thin cap from the tomato then remove their inside contents.

Keep the interior of the tomatoes in a separate bowl.

Fill each tomato with the meat composition.

Cover them with hot water and boil them for 30 minutes at slow fire.

Add the interior of the tomatoes and boil them for another hour at slow fire.

Add the grated cheese and put them in the oven for 10 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius.

Bon Appetit!

Friday, April 29, 2011

2011 duck race in Luxembourg on Saturday, April 30

The 2011 edition of the duck race will take place in the Petrusse Valley in Luxembourg City, on Saturday, April 30.

The start of the race is at 15:00, but one can have some sausages and a beer at the stands starting with 12:00.

The price to take part in the race is EUR 5 / duck.

More details at

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Trip to Nantes, Bretagne, France - part 2

Another point of attraction is the former shipyard on the Loire river, which is currently being transformed into a leisure and events center.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Trip to Nantes, Bretagne, France - part 1

Main points of attractions are the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany and a small city center.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hotel review - All Seasons Nantes Centre hotel, France

The hotel is right in the center of the city, and it's easy to find it.

The room was clean and the breakfast was decent for French standards (contains only cold food with only one type of cheese and ham). Freshly squeezed orange juice was a plus.

Free tea and coffee are available in the lobby throughout the day.

Free wireless internet in the rooms.

In front of the hotel are only 3 public parking places , but you can find a large parking area about 500 meters away.

This was the view from our room located on the 6th floor:

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Chicken skewers - recipe (including photos)

Ingredients for the marinated meat:
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 20 milliliters of olive oil
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • juice from 1 orange
  • 3 spoons of mustard
  • garlic
  • coriander
  • curry
  • pepper
  • paprika
  • thyme
  • salt

Cut the meat in medium pieces.

Add the composition made from ingredients above.

The meat should be marinated the next day.

For the skewers you need:
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1-2 zucchini
  • 3 onions
  • skewers

You can add also eggplant or tomatoes if you wish.

Alternate the meat with the vegetables on the skewers.

You can cook them on the barbeque or in the oven, until you consider they are ready.

Bon Appetit!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Observations on travel around Europe (I)

As a foreign tourist, of crucial importance is to understand the traffic announcements made on highways.

Few countries are respectful enough to write these announcements (on the electronic displays on highways) in English.

Germany and Austria do not do it, Romania neither.

The only one we've seen so far is Hungary, and this has been implemented only recently.

We'll keep on eye on the others as well, this summer, to update this statistic.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Best place for a picnic / barbecue in Luxembourg

Yesterday we've been for the second time to the barrage (lake) of Esch-sur-Sure.

On its banks, in the village Insenborn (less than one hour drive from the City), there is a great picnic / barbecue area. 

Not only its located in a pitoresque area, but the necessary facilities are there: parking places (for a small daily fee), toilets and tap water.

One can also swim, practice non-motor water sports.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Homemade burrito - recipe (including photos)

  • one chicken breast
  • 2 onions
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 100 grams of beans
  • 50 grams of sweet corn
  • 6 spoons of tomato juice
  • 50 milliliters of sunflower oil
  • 50 milliliters of water
  • garlic
  • salt
  • paprika
  • tortillas

Cut and fry the onions in the sunflower oil.

Add the bell pepper, the garlic, the meat, the salt and the water and let them boil.

After the meat is ready add the beans, the sweet corn, the tomato juice and the paprika and let them boil for another 5-10 minutes.

Heat the tortilla as written on its packaging.

Add the meat and the sauce in the middle of the tortilla and wrap up.

Bon Appetit!


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