party food

Chickpea yogurt dip

chickpea yogurt dip

  Last week we celebrated Esther’s 14th birthday. Which means that somehow, inexplicably and in a blink of an eye, our sweet baby with head full of hair, turned into an independent half-way grown-up human. The picture on the right…

Squash blossom frittata

Squash blossom frittata

If you grow any type of squash, summer or winter, you probably know that it produces two types of flowers: male and female. The male flowers are on long slender stems, but under the female flowers the fruits are already…

Cucumber & borage canapés

Cucumber and borage canapés

A couple of weeks ago, following the post on growing edible flowers, I gave you a recipe for very pretty, very easy to make edible flower and cream cheese canapés. Guess what? These canapés are just as pretty and even…

Edible flower canapés

Edilble flower canapés

To be honest , canapés are something I hardly ever bother to make. Adding one more dainty dish to the menu when entertaining, is often the thing that can bring you one step too close to  a nervous breakdown. But…

Deviled eggs

Deviled eggs with mustard

As my sister recently observed, from an early age Dutch children are trained in raising money for charity and other kinds of projects. The school needs a new playground? The kids get family and friends to sponsor them for running…

Petrified cheese

Petrified cheese

There are many great things about having kids. Especially in the early stages of parenthood, it  means you get to wake up/ be woken bright and early each and every day, early enough to greet the sun in summer or…

Egg salad with curry and Dijon mustard

egg salad with curry and dijon mustard

The purpose of permaculture design is to create as many beneficial relationships between the elements as possible. One well known example is the chicken tractor: you make a bottomless pen for your chickens and move it around your property. Wherever…