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Shiitake

Little A. is staying at my place this weekend. For this Friday she wanted something tasty for dinner.

So I bought some Shiitake mushrooms, baked them in butter and made a delicious sauce and topped it off with truffle oil.
The paste was al dente as she likes it and after the meal Little A. told me she had enjoyed it very much.

What could I do else than smile, a happy part-time father?

Well I wouldn’t be me if I hadn’t kept a mushroom. Just to make its portrait.

Shot with my Olympus E-PM1 and the excellent Lumix 20mm f1,7.

Shiitake

Weekend in Durbuy

We had a great Easter weekend in Durbuy, Little A. and I. It was very cold but the sun was present giving us a false feeling of spring. The B&B was okay but the beds not and we didn’t sleep very well but breakfast made up for it.

Breakfast, Monday, April 1st, 2013
Breakfast, Monday, April 1st, 2013

Durbuy is also known for artisanal products and one of them is marmalade by St Amour, la vraie confiture de Durbuy. So I got a jar for Princess and gave Little A. some dough so she could buy a jar for her mom.

A 1000 flavors of marmalade. Durbuy, 2013.
A 1000 flavors of marmalade. Durbuy, 2013.

On Sunday evening I treated Little A. with a delicious dinner in La Calèche and afterwards I took her to some cozy club where they played jazz and blues. She didn’t like it, could not relate to the music. I respect that of course but when we were driving home the next day Little A. asked explicitly to play Nick Cave’s latest cd. She likes Jubilee Street, knows the words, enjoys Finishing Jubilee Street, We No Who U R and asked what Higgs Bossom Blues was about.

During our stay I made photographs of course. Memories for her and me, and some shots I would like to share.

The Olympus E-PM1 performs well in low light, especially with the razor sharp Lumix 20mm f1,7. Even at 1250 ISO noise is relative discrete and not disturbing.

Terrace with blankets. Hotel Du Sanglier, Durbuy.
Terrace with blankets. Hotel Du Sanglier, Durbuy.
From the outside to the inside. Restaurant, Durbuy.
From the outside to the inside. Restaurant, Durbuy.
Night shop. Durbuy, 2013.
Night shop. Durbuy, 2013.

Quay

During last summer Little A. and Big A. accompanied me to Yerseke in The Netherlands to enjoy fresh mussels.

It is a little village situated at the Oosterschelde, a large estuary and a paradise for scuba divers. I know, I did some 90 dives and enjoyed it every time.

There are also oyster farms and we had a stroll before going to my favorite restaurant.

At his quay I made this photograph with my iPhone.

Afterwards we enjoyed a copious and delicious meal in this restaurant that is so special to me.

More than a year ago I went there with Princess and when we came back to my place we made love for the first time.

Oh boy, it was unforgettable, making love with Princess.
Yet it became better and better and better.

It still does, believe me.

Less is more