Hallo from Belgium! - Nigella's Chocolate Cookies

Hello folks! I'm back to Europe, more precisely in the country of chocolate, waffles, french fries - Belgium as post doctoral researcher, after a wonderful long break in India. Under extreme threats and social pressure I'm doing this blog post (read happiness included). Hopefully soon I will regain my enthusiasm for doing regular post, which I honestly want to. Belgium so far has been good, great chocolates, french fries with mayannoise (as a meal along with meat or veggies? hello excuse me? that's what i felt for the first time), now I'm getting accustomed to it, rather liking it. But still would prefer on the rainy day with salt and pepper to nibble away! Very good dairy products straight from farm, fantastic oranges, I'm totally in love these fresh bright little ones......and I'm yet to explore others. Though I know we get pretty good beer's here.... its never my territory! Aah and thanks to institutes I work, for being situated away from the city it gives me a chance to be in  picturesque cities.  Will promise to post some pictures! 

Anyhow people, this is a very basic post to say we are alive. Made this cookies to give me some energy  during tea time at work, this is third time i'm doing this cookies, totally chocolatey! Go for it, trust me it can be addictive!! To all those people who kept this space alive and running, a huge thanks. I have something very special for all my blog readers from India, so tune in for more in the coming weeks! First food pictures from Belgium, with no proper prop and setting, excuse the harsh lightings and deep shadows. 

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My Kitchen Antics March 17, 2013 at 12:56 PM  

such a pleasure to see your blog updated..totally missed ya. have tried these cookies before n the husband loved it, me tho a couple of chocolatey bites was enough :)
Hope you have settled down well...


Sanjeeta kk March 17, 2013 at 1:39 PM  

Welcome back Ananda...the cookies are an absolute chocolaty delight!

Victor March 17, 2013 at 2:53 PM  

Welcome back, Ananda! Can't wait to see some pics of Belgium. Good luck with your postdoc position. Keep on posting!

Finla March 17, 2013 at 3:03 PM  

I can see that you have fallen in love with the mandarins/clemantines, I am not a beer person though i would drink them but i prefer wine, if you want to try a beer try the cherry beer tha tyou will love it.

Priya Suresh March 17, 2013 at 4:35 PM  

Glad to see u with a bang Ananda, hey welcome to belgium,so when you are going to come to Paris, do make some plan yaa.. Btw those cookies are highly irresistible, am a great of mandarins,one of my fav fruits after oranges.

Motions and Emotions March 17, 2013 at 7:34 PM  

Cookies are lovely....

Nandita SS March 17, 2013 at 10:24 PM  

The cookies look Wesome. And the shots of the oranges are simply superb :)

Prathima Rao March 18, 2013 at 8:25 AM  

Tooooo...yummmmm!!!!! Superb clicks as alwayz!!Glad to see u back to blogging Ananda..
Prathima Rao
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Treat and Trick March 26, 2013 at 1:46 PM  

Cookies is a regular on our table, I won't be surprised if this chocolate cookies disappears in no time. As always, gorgeous clicks dear...

Couscous & Consciousness March 29, 2013 at 1:43 PM  

What a wonderful way to return with these heavenly cookies. Welcome back :-)

Radhika Vasanth March 29, 2013 at 6:13 PM  

Welcome back Ananda. I am so happy that you have returned to blogging. Can't wait to see your eye candy pictures and recipes that makes my stomach growl.

Hope you settle down in Belgium soon. And do eat lots of chocolates for me and please don't blame me for the cavities ;) Hugs

Sia March 29, 2013 at 9:59 PM  

Good to see you breathing life into your blog :) Welcome back Ananda!

chow and chatter March 30, 2013 at 1:22 AM  

welcome back great cookies and all the best for your new chapter there hugs

Sarah March 30, 2013 at 11:44 AM  

so exciting to be in such a gastronomically interesting place..... enjoy it! those cookies look delicious! Wonder what the surprise for us readers from India is....

vrinda April 2, 2013 at 4:12 PM  

Thanx for stopping by my blog,nice recipe.loved the color...

Reshmi Mahesh April 2, 2013 at 7:36 PM  

Cookies look so delicious and I am in love with ur clicks...

Choclette April 4, 2013 at 8:34 PM  

Your pictures look wonderful as ever. It's really unusual to see oranges with leaves on - very nice. Where abouts in Belgium are you?

Devaki April 7, 2013 at 11:18 PM  

Welcome back Ananda! I am so happy to see you're up and about again.

These look divine and decadent and so bad for my waistline! ALL GOOD :)


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