Today's Good Idea“Les épiceries du Luxembourg“: Your local corner shop
Alima, Pall Center, Shopping Center Massen and Food2go are something like modern corner shops; Luxembourg’s answer to owner managed shops for your local needs. As strength is in numbers, these brands have worked together for a number of years under the label “Incom” (stands for “„Intérêts communs“ or common interests). Recently they changed their label to “Les épiceries du Luxembourg“, with the term “épicerie” evoking memories of your local corner shop where the owner knows you and your preferences personally. “Les épiceries du Luxembourg“ are proud of this heritage. Connaisseurs agree; mainly organic and fair trade regional products are on offer with a strong emphasis placed on quality products and service. Check out their new website for information on their products and shops – as well as recipes! Bon Appétit!Read on >
Today's Good IdeaLet Ben whisk you away on his culinary excursion.
If you love to escape to the countryside and take extended walks, you may have already been to Haller, a rather sleepy little village in the Mullerthal region or Petit Suisse. There’s another reason besides the hiking, walking, peace and quiet to stop in this little village and that’s Ben Weber’s restaurant “Gudde Kascht”. This 27 year old Luxembourgish cook knows the restaurant’s interior is rather simple, and he has plans to change that, but there are more important things first. Once you have been served your starter, you forget the surroundings and only have eyes for ONE thing! Ben is indeed a master in his department… At the ripe old age of eight he was already serving his parents home-made pasta. As part of the National Luxembourgish cooking team, he has been cooking in various competitions around the world for years now. He also published two cookbooks together with other Luxembourgish cooks Tom Marson and René Kertz. Ben describes his cooking as “honest, fresh and healthy” and himself as “cook, artist and comedian”. That he enjoys what he does is obvious straight away …. If you ask him for a typical menu à la Ben, he raves about it, and so will you by the way. Here’s a sample: Starter: A medley of red beetroot in differing textures and flavours (crunchy, pistachio, deep fried) with 3 types of goat cheese and pear chutney. Main course: Slow cooked (24 hours) flank steak of Mullerthal Angus with a potato muffin and rustic carrots. Dessert: “A chocolate stroll”…Variations of chocolate on crumbs of chocolate cake and sherry ice-cream. That really sounds like “Gudde Kascht” (yummy food)!Read on >
Today's Good IdeaCatch the 2015 Fashion trends at the “Fréijoersshopping”!
Soon, nature will begin to blossom everywhere. What does your wardrobe look like? Has it caught the spring bug yet or is it still suffering from the winter blues? Don’t worry as it is that time of the year again: Luxembourg’s traditional "Fréijoersshopping" is on Sunday the 29th of March, giving you extra time to shop! What are the fashion trends for spring and summer 2015? This year we interviewed fashion expert Adéläide Dubucq, fashion- and style consultant from “Relooking&Queen”, who gave us her very personal insider tips. Click here for the interview. Take a shopping trip on the 29th of March as several stores and shopping centers in the following cities will be open from 2 to 6 p.m.: Shopping Center Auchan Shopping Center Belval Plaza Shopping Center City Concorde Esch-sur-Alzette Ettelbruck Grevenmacher Shopping Center La Belle Etoile Luxembourg-ville Mersch Pall Center Oberpallen Shopping Arena Strassen Topaze Shopping CenterRead on >
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Small bags (pochettes) full of surprises.
Maybe you are already familiar with this concept. Through a subscription, you regularly receive small bags informing you of the latest trends in fashion, jewelry, cosmetics and gastronomy… Every month a surprise package arrives full of interesting products –now this is also available in Luxembourg! ”Janette” makes the selection and sends it to you in the form of “pochettes”. For 14 euros per month (plus postage) you will receive these lovely little bags of surprises containing 4-8 novelties (jewelry, cosmetics, accessories….). You can subscribe at www.janette.lu under the category “Pochettes”… and the website also has other exciting tips. “Janette” also exists as a printed magazine, written in French, and has been published since September 2014.