Best winter squash cake + 7 variations

Dear friends, I apologize for not writing in this space in a looooong time! The reason is I’d actually been writing a lot elsewhere: my English book ‘Edible Paradise’ is finally finished and getting designed as we speak! I’ll share…

Easter recipe roundup

What are your plans for the coming Easter weekend? I am planning to spend as much of it as I can in the garden (and I have a pretty long list of things I’d like to get done, including planting…

Oven baked gnocchi in tomato sauce

We went to the garden on Sunday – for about half an hour. It was sunny but very cold and since the soil is still completely frozen, there was little to do but walk around a bit and discuss some…

The garden in 2017

So far February has been the coldest months this winter and more cold weather is expected in the coming weeks, so it will be a while longer before we can start sowing outside. I want to use this time-out to…

Cheater’s apple strudel

I have a serious obsession with apples. I’d argue that as obsessions go, this is a healthy one, but my family who get dragged to at least one apple festival every fall and are regularly required to participate in apple-tasting…

18 goals for 2018

Do you make resolutions? Set goals? I usually have a few things I set out to accomplish at the beginning of the year, but this time when I sat down to write a list of my gardening goals, I ended…