Tuesday, 8 November 2011

antwerp streets in autumn

I used to be an autumn girl but then I moved to the European continent and the cherry trees stole my heart and a spring girl was born. It took me some time to get into the autumn rhythm this year but now I'm totally there. Antwerp is so beautiful right now; the yellow leaves in some streets are breathtaking. I took these photos yesterday when picking up the kids at school (if only it had been a bit brighter outside). In the morning, when we were bicycling to school and entered the street, we all stopped, looked at it in awe and said: "Wow!" It was almost like entering another world; it was incredibly beautiful in the morning light and there was a thick layer of leaves on the street and pavements.

The photo of the biscotti is only there to torture you. I can't help it, it's the evil part of my heart that posted it and I haven't figured out how to tame it! These are the ones with the dried cranberries and they are so good. I'm trying to press my friend (Cafe)Sigrun to post the recipe on her website (will you help me?). The recipe also contains macadamia nuts but I made these with almonds, as I didn't have the nuts. I baked some more this morning because I'm hooked.

I hope you are enjoying a beautiful day!

photo credit: Lisa Hjalt


  1. Gorgeous photos love the vibrant burst of yellows on the trees. I agree, nothing can beat the prettiness of cherry trees in bloom! xo

  2. Beautiful photos, Lisa! I adore the way you take pictures of food so much. I can easily see it in some recipe magazine. :)

  3. Aww, you live in such a beautiful place!! I only enjoy parked cars and ungly tall buildings outside my apartment (and no trees or any green whatsoever) Sometimes I thing us Greeks are really stupid and worth of what is happening to us... *sigh*
    P.S. I did a rice pudding yesterday after all! But I did an experimental recipe and added some apples in it and loads of cinnamon. It turned out pretty interesting but still needs many more tries to perfect it (hooray, winter is ahead and xmas around the corner!!!) xoxo

  4. You. Evil. Woman.
    Now I´m craving biscotti SO bad! :-D

  5. Mmmm yummy. Beautiful photos. I was in Antwerp on Sunday for the first time, and posted about it this morning. Would love to hear what you think of the places I mentioned, if you have a mo'.

    Have a lovely day!


  6. Beautiful photos, Lisa! And I'm with Little Rus, you should be a food stylist. :)

  7. Oh, I know how those biscotti taste! Are delicious.... Beautiful photos, Lisa!

  8. I'm getting there Lisa.... ;)

  9. I want biscotti now too. Please post the recipe!

    The trees are beautiful!!

  10. What a sight - and shame on you with the biscotti ;o)))

  11. I just look at that biscotti and can feel the waist expanding!!! It's true, you could be a food stylist... why not?
    How lovely is that street scene with those leaves on the ground and the colour of the trees! Beautiful.
    Have a great day!

    Your pictures are also very beautiful! I wish I can visit Antwerpen once.
    Enjoy its beauty,

  13. it s midnight here and i'm dreaming about your biscotti :p

  14. Beautiful photographs! I am just waiting for that coconut oil I ordered to arrive and then I'll be making your biscotti for myself....and I'll post LOTS of photos *evil laugh*

    I love the look of autumn but the SMELL of spring is just magnificent.

    I also have a thing for European license plates. so much more visually pleasing than american ones.

    It is dark, gloomy and rainy here in chicago...which would be perfect if I could curl up on the sofa and watch Sex and the City....but that is definitely not the case.

    Wishing you some sunshine, too...those streets do look a bit dark.

  15. gorgeous photos and love the biscotti! maybe I will have to make some pumpkin biscotti this time of year! have a great rest of the week!!

  16. Autumn is one of my very favourite seasons, Antwerp looks beautiful.
    I love to walk through the pretty fallen leaves.
    It is too hot here in Sydney, would love some Autumn chill a coffee and those delicious looking biscotti:)

  17. beauitiful :D
    I'm a new reader and listed your blog on mine under creative inspiration. I saw your blog on Lanalou...have a great day.


  18. I will never be able to stop eating sweets and you are just underlined that weakness of mine! I love the way you arranged the biscotti in that autumn brown cup ;). I love macadamia nuts! And the chromatic of those leaves is amazing!

  19. Oh yes, please post the recipe - the biscotti looks divine!!! Beautiful photos Lisa, the streets look amazing in autumn xx

  20. Beautiful colours and yes, divine looking biscotti!x

  21. Hello Lisa,
    all seasons have their own beauty. Spring is
    dazzling. But I confess ... I have a preference for autumn love the shades of yellow, orange and brown.
    This image of the trees is so beautiful. I love it.


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