Alone again, naturally and literally naturally. This time out we planned a four week trip around Belgium so this is part one for your viewing pleasure. We were able to spend some time in “nature, naturally” and rough it…well almost except for my gourmet cooking in the wild!
My best translation and impression of Lutz’s message below!
We left Maasbracht following the Julianna Canal and the Maas Canal upstream to Lattich (Liege) then to Huy up to Namar. The first stop was in an artificial sea made for recreation. We landed on a beautiful shaded island in the middle of the sea. We were all alone with nature and no electricity. The next day we headed for a MEGA lock 14 meters high (thank goodness I do the driving and Lutz does the ropes, yuck). We arrived at Luttich (Liege) for a wonderful visit of the city with a bus tour. The rebuild homes after the war were run down houses from the 60’s but the old downtown was beautiful. One picture shows over 374 steps that lead to a hill top panarama view of the city and the canal (no I did not do walk them!). On the way to Huy you could see the remains of many abandoned industries along the canals. Huy was once a little city and has been there since prehistoric man. Once in habited by the Romans, Belgium and then taken over by the SS as a prison. Heading up stream to Namar was a better view of quaint homes and beautiful scenery. Once again we discovered that the castle here also served as a SS prison camp during WWII.
Here are two super recipes we enjoyed a lot! The grilled basil chicken is marinated in my B&B Pesto all day! The Rustic Pasta is amazingly creamy and flavorful. You can use gluten free pasta or zucchini noodles! I whipped up these Luscious Lemon Coconut Bars using my Cassava Butter Cookie recipe as the crust. Holy moly so easy and great on a hot day!
Grilled Basil Chicken & Rustic Pasta
Luscious Lemon Coconut Bars