School's almost out

The picture was taken in Cambodia.
My little boy started his 6th? week at school. Wooow. I can't believe it!?
He's talking about "nif sonja" all the time. And yesterday evening, fallin' asleep he was still sharing us the story about bearhunting. SO SWEET. luv him so much, my little wonder. Can't wait to show him the world.
Below, no bento but market places in Thailand and Burma.

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de winnaar!

Ok, dit was spannend (o; wiiiiiii
Ik dank jullie allemaal om mee te doen aan de wedstrijd. Ook al heb ik zelf niet meegedaan of ben ik niet de winnaar, ik vond het wel mega spannend (o;
Dank je wel Pichouline voor de funky kadootjes en de steun.
Maar nu, genoeg gezeverd, de winnaar *trommelgeroffel*
De winnaar is:


Proficiat Kati!
De kadootjes zullen spoedig bij je thuis liggen.
Toch erg bedankt aan Sarah (ik ben ook erg nieuwsgierig naar je bento's), Marleen dank je wel, Katrien de mickeys zijn tof om te maken ook is proberen (o;, Chibi Yulka, grote Yara en Lijntje, Emy Stardustje, Dany met de lieve kapoentjes, Sarah T (profiteer maar van de actie (o;, Daria taartenelfje, Annouchka ook een taartenelfje, Lila Vanille zich klaarmakend voor de trouw (heb je je kleedje al gekozen?), FiloSophietje grootste fan van de Michael (o;, Katrien van de bureau hier recht over me, Funked mijn zusje op wereldreis die we erg missen en Christa onze eerste kandidaat; met nieuwe blog!

Vergeet de doorlopende actie niet bij http://www.pichouline.be De eerste 4 bestellingen krijgen deze kadootjes (zonder het party-pakketje) er gratis bij van Véronique van Pichouline.

In augustus/september zal er waarschijnlijk weer een nieuwe wedstrijd georganiseerd worden.
Veel geluk en tot ... ♥

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laatste kans op funky gratis kadootjes

Gewoon hier beneden reageren. (o;



Chocolat Meringues
4 egg whites
220 g fine suga
100g pure chocolate finely chopped

Preheat the oven to 120°C
In a clean, dry bowl whisk egg whites until soft peaks form.
Gradually whisk in the sugar until stiff peaks form.
This can take a while ... I was wondering if I messed up but it was fine (o;
Stir together the chocolate and fold gently into the meringue.
Spoon tablespoons of the mixture onto the trays and place into the oven for about 1 hour - 1.15h.

I've decorated the plate with zuk zak suga: http://www.zuk-zak.com
More to expect from zuk zak... soon!

I am so curious who will win the game (o;



Wedstrijd voor gratis kadootjes: The game is on!!


De Prijzen van de hoofd-winnaar:

Dit party pakket is gemaakt uit papier. Deze term noemt paper craft en is erg funky.
Het pakket bestaat uit een vlaggen-slinger, 12 cupcake ringen, 12 party-zakjes, 12 rietjes buttons en 12 mini-snoepjes zakjes.
Zo kan je feesten in een bepaald thema en ziet het er allemaal super uit!
Het wedstrijd regelement is zeer simpel.
We hebben 1 hoofdwinnaar en daarbij nog voor 4 personen zeer leuke prijzen.
Wat moet je doen?
Gewoon een berichtje plaatsen onder dit blog-bericht.
De winnaar wordt op Maandag ochtend 21 juni bekend gemaakt en wordt uitgekozen via random.org. U hebt dus 1 week de tijd om te reageren.
De eerste 4 die bij http://www.pichouline.com een bestelling plaatsen met code BentoBaby krijgen een extra kado bovenop hun bestelling van de panda prikkers, de panda presenteerschaaltjes en de Balan Dako presentatieringen.
Ik wil ook eventjes Véronique van Pichouline in de bloemetjes zetten want alleen door haar is deze wedstrijd mogelijk gemaakt. Ze heeft een keitof on-line winkeltje voor feestjes in stijl en is erg populair in de media zoals bv. Flair. Wil je je feesten boosten dan is er ook maar 1 adres: http://www.pichouline.be
Ik wens jullie ontzettend veel succes! En moge de winaars mensen zijn die al dit kawaii in hun hartjes zullen sluiten.

Why is this message back in Dutch? Becoz it’s a contest for .belgium only.
Does this make you sad? Do u feel unhappy becoz of that?
Please mail me and share your country with me so I can plan a global game for the future.

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Mickey Mouse Wedding Cake: first trial

Happy Friday!
My dearest aunt will marry soon.
As we have a special bound I wanted to do something special for her.
She's always so sweet to my nieces and nephew and so we decided to join for a workshop just before the marriage to have a mickey-licious afternoon.
So here's my first trial:

Notes: I didn't like the bisquit as it was 2 spongy. So I will make this with quatre-quart next time. My mom didn't like the topper so I'll give it a shot with melowcakes. (we call it different, but it sounds awefull)
The fun thang with mickey is that it is sucha flexible figure.


Free Give away announcement - Gratis Kadootjes wedstrijd aankondiging

Hi all,
I would like to announce 2 all of u, that as from next Monday there will be a free give away contest on this blog.
There will be 1 winner only getting loads of kawaii gifts from this amazing shop http://www.pichouline.be/.
More details will be posted soon.
So to all of you guys, keep your eyes on bentobaby!!
Below, fresh pop-corn made the traditional way in a self made bag with brand logo of Pichouline.
Sweet dreams.


Strawberry Fields Forever

Don't u love strawberry season?
This is a saté-stick with Jazz-apple and strawberries under a nice sun umbrella.
Seems like someone feels like eating this from top 2 bottom (o;

It has been a while since I went for bento shopping. But knowing me, I always do some serious investigation comparing prices, watching exchange rates etc.
Let me tell u this, the euro rate isn't quite well nowadays and can make a difference up to 1 euro per bento box compared to last month.
I did found an address to buy panda picks and other cuteness in Belgium and I'm gonna order soon.
These panda picks costs 2.90 euro while these are the prices from other trustfull bento shops.
Ebay: 4.99$
Bentocraft: 4.56 euro
Casabento: 6.99 euro
So ladies & Gentlemen, I'm gonna do some shopping  @ http://www.pichouline.be (o;

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Animal Bento & Sticky Rice

Good Monday Morning y'all,
To stay in the animal cloud of my little star, I made this delicious animal bento.
For the first time ever I made sticky rice in the microwave.
I am not a micro-wave-woman but I didn't feel like steaming last night.
This works well I tell u wiiiiiiiiiiii.
I soaked the rice for half a day in fresh water.
Then covered the food container with a lid and put it in the microwave for about 3 minutes.
I removed most of the water and stired the rice well. Then again placed it in the microwave for about 3 minutes and it was ready.
So easy (o;

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Giraffe Bento

Because my little boy is learning about wild animals his second week @ school I made a lion bento last week. This weekend I made a giraf bento for breakfast.
We enjoyed the weekend together. Did u?



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Thank you Skynet

It doesn't leave me unmoved.
I have a dream. Not the size of Martin Luther King but still, it is a dream, my dream. And it means the world to me.
I wanted Vlaanderen get familiar with Bento - Charaben. Make Thai food once in a while. Enjoy making food a different way. Perhaps restaurants to adapt their boring kip met appelmoes or ballekes in tomattesaus to funky bento.
Last week this bentoblog was nominated on Skynet's Facebook and since yesterday this bentoblog is on their homepage. http://www.skynet.be/
What once started as a trial for my little boy, grew out to this bentoblog and I truly hope each one of u try this once and make someone happy, yourself for example (o;
Thanks a lot to skynet, but even more to all of you for visiting bentobaby from time to time.
Lotsa luv

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Making ur own brand

Fellas, Princesses,
My hubby is doing well again! Yesterday the doc looked inside his heart (via his groin) but it was filled with luv (o; hihi He need to continue doing sports and eat less cholesterol.
Less cholesterol ??
Oh my dog. I cook fresh every day. Try to work with season fruit and vegi's and now they tell him there's 2 much cholesterol in his blood? grmbl
Anyway, let's look at it as new challenge.
I already asked the free cookbook at http://www.benecol.be
I am sorry I didn't make much of bento this week but with hubby in the hospital it wasn't easy. I did create these lovely t-shirts from totoro for Daan Miles.
Buy the papers from HP, print and iron them on a tshirt or whatever. It's cheap and unique. What do u want more? We love them (o;
I must admit I do regret I bought the labels for 10 euros at lovelylabels.com. You better make them your own this way.

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Yulia's totoro cake

.~°Congrats to Yulia !! °~.
My sweet colleague from upstairs who is crazy 'bout Hayao Miyazaki created this superb totoro cake. She has 3 lovely boys and another sweet colleague Kim.
It's so cool to work in a place with such creativity. I luv my job.
Please pray for my hubby. He is in the hospital :/