Today's Good IdeaEating healthily, achieving nutritional goals.
It’s bikini time again and so, time for that bikini-figure. The recipe to achieving one seems so simple: “Healthy eating is the key to success”. Easier said than done, as we know! This is where “Fit-Me Foods“ can help. Meals are prepared daily to your specific requirements, from breakfast through snacks to dinner. You can eat in the restaurant in Contern, have a take away or have the food delivered to your home. What are your goals? Loosing weight, eating less cholesterol, following specific diets (vegetarian, gluten- or lactose-free)? Or do you simply want to eat delicious food? Dishes from Fit-Me Foods are freshly prepared and packed in measured portions. The ingredients and nutritional values are clearly indicated in detail. So you not only dine while saving a lot of time (no shopping, no cooking), but you are also secure in the knowledge that you are meeting your goals or requirements! This is particularly important for those that suffer from food allergies (90 % of all dishes are for example gluten free). Enjoy your food…. and don’t call it “Diet”!Read on >
Today's Good IdeaCulinary treasures from Greece.
Whitewashed houses with domed blue roofs on small islands, surrounded by azure water….Greece as you remember it from your holidays – and how Christos loves it! This young Greek recently opened his shop “Pandemos Agora“ in Luxembourg-city. The unusual shop design will remind you instantly of your holidays. Quality products, predominantly Greek, are displayed on the curved shelves. Christos showed us a few highlights, including olive oil from “The Governor“. Produced from the olives of Corfu, it is one of the healthiest olive oils in the world. Another olive oil is sold in clay vases, modeled on those used by Olympic athletes to transport oil thousands of years ago. And of course there’s Greek wine. Christos offers wines made from very old grapes, currently enjoying a strong revival in Greece. These include Assyrtiko (white wine from Santorini) and Agiorgitiko (red wine from the Peloponnese). Then there is the old traditional spoon jam, a jam with large fruit pieces; Pandeomos Agora sells the “Spoon Sweet“ brand. This jam is served to guests as a sweet to be eaten with spoons, but it is also delicious on its own, or with natural yoghurt – a dream! You should also try the products from the fresh foods counter. Without a doubt the most noteworthy is the moussaka. Not edible, but just as remarkable, are the toiletries from the greek brand “philab“. Or even more exclusive, there is the German brand “Julisis“. These high end products use precious metals such as gold and silver in the production process.Read on >
Today's Good IdeaSchueberfouer 2015
The countdown is on, the adrenalin rush escalating and appetites intensifying for Luxembourg City’s (and the Greater Region’s) largest funfair event of the year: That’s right folks, the "Schueberfouer" is back in town! Transforming over 4 acres of the "Glacis" parking area into a fairground, the Schueberfouer draws just over 2 million visitors to the heart of Luxembourg City each year. Officially kicking off on August 21st until September 9th 2015, look forward to a unique combination of about 200 different attractions; including major rides, children’s rides, dozens of food, drink and candy stands, game arcades, shooting galleries, and nearly 100 street vendor stalls – an astounding 3,5 km stretch of entertainment for all ages and tastes. Fairground entertainers from different countries make the Schueberfouer a multicultural festival with a preserved Luxembourgish flair! Experience what the locals call the "Fouer", by hopping on a thrilling ride, tasting typical Luxembourgish fast foods: "Gromperkichelcher", "gebakene Fesch" or delicious waffles topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberries! Off we go to the FUN Fouer!Read on >
Groceries / Delicatessen
Marylou’s Breton cakes
Marylou is a genuine Breton. And she shows this, with pride, by having the Breton flag on her market stall in Place Guillaume II. When you visit her stall, you’ll quickly find yourself in conversation… about her birthplace, Concarneau, about her dad’s fishing business and about Brittany and its culinary delights. You’ll find a selection of these specialities at Marylou’s stall, many produced by herself: the renowned Breton cake, “Gâteau Breton” available with or without fruit filling; “Palets Bretons”, a kind of biscuit (also available gluten free). As Marylou explains, many of the baked products are produced in the traditional way with salted butter, because it simply tastes better. And the caramel is also made with salted butter….now that tastes of Brittany! Pure salt is of course available, with the famous “Sel de Guérande“ coming in many forms from pure coarse-grained, to the hand harvested “Fleur de sel”. The famous tinned fish Marylou selects from “La compagnie brétonne du poisson”, one of the last family businesses based in the harbour of Saint Guénolé. From tuna in cold pressed olive oil, through five varieties of mackerel (including mustard sauce and Muscat wine), to sardines (filleted or whole). In the end, we choose a couple of the homemade jams: lots of fruit, little sugar, intense flavour. Marylou knows how to convince customers!
Decoration shopping at Butlers in Esch/Alzette
This must be familiar to you…you only wanted to have a look but ended up buying something. At “Butlers” the danger of this happening is extremely high. On visiting this furniture and decoration shop, it quickly becomes clear that shopping at Butlers is a real experience. Accessories and decorations for the kitchen, bathroom and living room are displayed along with other gifts and furnishings. Butlers is also fun as a lot of the items’ character come from their special designs: sometimes funny, sometimes playful, or based on historic role models, and often adapted to the season. You can find another Butlers shop in Luxembourg-city!