edible gifts

Cranberry walnut biscotti

Cranberry walnut biscotti and Parmesan biscuits

Last time I told you about the wonderful Parmesan biscuits that I brought to a dinner as a hostess gift. And I brought these biscotti, too. Something to have with the wine, and something with your after-dinner coffee – everything…

Parmesan and poppy biscuits

Parmesan and poppy bescuits

When my sister was in second grade, the class was discussing manners and the teacher asked: “What do you bring the hostess when you go for a visit?” Now, at that time our parents led a busy social life and…

Chilli vodka

Chilli vodka

There are many ways to preserve the home grown bounty for the winter. I don’t like canning vegetables as I find that just reduces fresh vegetables into a less desirable version of themselves. Making jellies, chutney‘s and jams on the…

Fig confit and Marsala fig jelly

fig confit

Yesterday I wrote an article about the 2011 season in the vegetable garden. So far, here in the Netherlands, we have experienced the warmest spring with the lowest rainfall in more than 100 years, followed by a cool and gloomy…