Life in Flanders Recipes


It is again the time of early winter rain, dark evenings, a visit from Saint Nicholas , and that means Speculoos, of course! What is speculoos? Speculoos are crispy, spiced biscuits very famous in Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Germany. When you order a cup of coffee, chances are that you will receive speculoos cookies […]

Life in Flanders Traditions

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care

In hopes of Saint Nicholas? Not exactly. It’s not early, as you might think, as Saint Nicholas is celebrated on the 6th of December. But then again, children here are not waiting up for him either. In the region of Klerken, the good saint has already come along, as we celebrate Saint Martin. The good […]