Easter

Wild garlic deviled eggs

Wild garlic deviled eggs

Easter means eggs, there’s no way around it. But to me it also means eating as many wild herbs as possible. It is what our bodies need after the month of mostly eating vegetables from storage. These “weeds” have all…

Easter bunny rolls

Easter bunny rolls

When I was teaching Norwegian today, one of the exercises in the textbook had the students pick presents for a hypothetical family of four, based on their profile. This led to a discussion about what constitutes a good present and…

Nettle quiche with sesame seed crust

nettle quiche with sesame seed crust

If nettles are not touted as the next miraculous superfood, it is probably just because it is a little hard to successfully market a common weed. If they were difficult to grow and could only be imported from distant countries,…

Easter food

Easter eggs

It’s snowing as I’m writing this post. The weatherforcast is promising us the coldest Easter since 1964 – colder than Christmas! But it’s Easter and we’ll celebrate, whether it’s snowing or not. Today I’m baking the Easter lamb. Not a…

Quinoa salad with pickled radishes

Quinoa salad with pickled radishes and quials' eggs

I am very fond of quinoa. This tiny grain with pretty curlicues contains about twice as much protein as other grains, an array of minerals and vitamins and is gluten-free. But the reason it should be in every busy mother’s…

Mazanec, sweet Czech Easter bread

sized__cover mazanec

The way Easter is traditionally celebrated in the Czech Republic frequently shocks feminists from foreign countries. This is how it goes: guys go out and cut young, soft branches from willow trees and braid them into a kind of whip,…

Nettle spanakopita

Nettle spanakopita

Things are beginning to look a bit more hopeful at the allotment: the different kinds of mustard greens and radishes are growing nicely (but still just about 1 cm high), the cold frame is greening up again and just yesterday…