Birthday Breakfast, Fabulous Food and Thieb Bu Djen

03 Sep

1. We are in Barcelona to help celebrate our daughter-in-law’s birthday and brought with us presents and cards from family in England. We bought some beautiful French tarts from a cake shop yesterday and had those for breakfast after our croissants! We cooked a birthday dinner last night as D and A have to go to Madrid tonight re A’s visa to visit us at Christmas.

2 This week we have eaten Spanish food, D&A’s Moroccan neighbour has brought in beautiful breads and cakes for us each day (see the photos below), last night’s dinner had one English course, (Prawns in a Marie Rose sauce), one French (Confit duck with saute potatoes and peas)and one Italian ( Tiramisu) and this evening we are having a Senegalese dish,Thieb bu djen( chebugen) which I have had a hand in preparing! For D&A’s arrival back tomorrow evening, the lovely neighbour is cooking us a Moroccan couscous dish.

Birthday breakfast.





Beautiful biscuits, all home made
3. Our Senegalese supper was super delicious and reminded us of our trip there for the Wedding last April.

Thieb Bu Djen


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14 responses to “Birthday Breakfast, Fabulous Food and Thieb Bu Djen

  1. theamateurcamera

    September 8, 2013 at 11:34 am

    They all look delicious! My mouth is watering looking at all these dishes! My daughter (who went to uni in Falmouth) just moved to Madrid last Wednesday, she’s going to be teaching English over there and is loving the city! I’m hoping it all works out for her so I have an excuse to visit just as I did when she was in Falmouth! 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 8, 2013 at 11:36 am

      Our son teaches English in Barcelona! You’ll love your visit to Spain, I’m sure! 🙂

      • theamateurcamera

        September 8, 2013 at 11:39 am

        How wonderful! I’m sure I’ll love it, can’t wait in fact! 🙂

  2. greenbenchramblings

    September 5, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Wow! That all looks so full of flavour and good colours too.

  3. flowerpot

    September 4, 2013 at 9:13 am

    I’m getting hungry! See you tomorrow I hope xx

  4. gingerfightback

    September 4, 2013 at 6:24 am


    • mybeautfulthings

      September 4, 2013 at 7:45 am

      Indeed! 🙂

      Thank you for calling in.

  5. niasunset

    September 4, 2013 at 5:56 am

    Seems that I can eat all of them, 🙂 so beautiful, so beautiful… Thanks and Love, nia

  6. Hudson Howl

    September 4, 2013 at 3:37 am

    Being one intrigued by the vernacular of food; Thieb Bu Djen caught my attention. Ultimately leading to a couple videos showing the recipe being prepared produced by Alazhar Touba and posted on YouTube. And that led to a couple of very interesting short movies made in Senegal. Your Thieb Bu Djen opened my eyes to much more than you intended or perhaps you wisely set the trap with bait and this rat took the cheese. Either way, for me, this post was more than food when all was said and done. Thank you.

  7. jotsfromasmallapt

    September 3, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Next time you go somewhere…actually anywhere there’s food…I’m coming with…..!!!

  8. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    September 3, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    The pastries look awesome…I’m not sure about the other …but, would try it!

  9. utesmile

    September 3, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    That looks all so delicious ! I’ll have a bit too please! 🙂

  10. djdfr

    September 3, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    That all looks very appetizing.


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