Celery and apple crackers

Celery and apple crackers

Celery is one of those vegetables that are tricky for many children. How many kids do really like celery? I do wonder! Most adults do, so when does it change and how? How can we help kids to learn to like it? That is the question I ask myself all the time and for many vegetables. Celery is just one of them, but definitely a tricky one. Follow

3 Ingredient Rhubarb Compote

3 Ingredient Rhubarb Compote

I have got another rhubarb recipe for you today, just because I am totally in love with rhubarb at the moment! I love it! This time I made the most easy rhubarb compote possible. Our own rhubarb has only just started popping out of the soil now, but on the market and in the shops it has been available for a few weeks now. I hope ours will look as lovely as the one on the market, but last year…

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Rhubarb crumb bar

Rhubarb crumb bar

Pinks and greens Rhubarb is back in season, already! It is such a pretty vegetable, I absolutely love the combination of pink and green in it. We do eat with our eyes as much as with everything else don’t we? But how do you eat this fruity vegetable? Yes, technically it is a vegetable, not a fruit, because it doesn’t have seeds in it.  Nevertheless, we tend to eat is as fruit. Follow

Leek in Ham Gratin

Leek in Ham Gratin

Chicory or Belgian endives in ham gratin is a traditional Belgian dish. We Belgians love chicory, cooked or raw in a salad, we eat lots of it. Because chicory is a fairly bitter vegetable not many kids go crazy for it. Neither did my husband when he was a kid. So as mums sometimes do, his was flexible about it and made some rolls with leek instead of chicory. Follow

Venezuelan Arepas or corn cakes

Venezuelan Arepas or corn cakes

Venezuela These corn cakes are a traditional recipe from Venezuela recommended by a lovely Venezuelan friend. She used to have them every day in Venezuela, just as I used to eat bread every day in Belgium.  ‘Arepa’ is simply the Spanish name for these corn cakes as used in most of South America. Follow

Soaked Pancakes with Grapefruit and Blackberries

Soaked Pancakes with Grapefruit and Blackberries

    Pancake Day Pancake Day is coming up, so I want to share my latests favourite recipe for pancakes. Any excuse is good enough for pancakes for me, but which one is better than Pancake Day?? At the moment I love our soaked pancakes with grape fruit and blackberries. I make part of the batter on the night before I bake the pancakes, leave then to soak overnight and add the fruit in the morning. Follow

Nutty Jammy Dodgers with Chia Jam

Nutty Jammy Dodgers with Chia Jam

Valentines Day So next week is Valentines Day!  Are you celebrating Valentines Day this year?  Maybe you have some time off next week with the kids and you have time to do some baking? Making these jammy dodgers will provide some fun entertainment for at least half a day, that is for sure. These heart shaped treats would also work great on a Alice in Wonderland themed party! Valentines Day is just another date in the calendar for me really, but this time…

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Apricot and Cashew Energy Bites

Apricot and Cashew Energy Bites

I first made these apricots and cashew energy bites last winter.  We had just one day where there was some snow here in Kent. It was rather pathetic, there was just a tiny little bit. Nevertheless, the kids were very excited and they were outside playing even before it was light. There was so little they used a hand brush and a dustpan to bring it together. They just managed to make a mini snowman! Follow

Tangerines dipped in chocolate

Tangerines dipped in chocolate

Dear young chef, Aren’t these little gnomes cute? The only thing they lack still is a beard! They are very easy to make and good fun as well, especially if you like chocolate as much as I do… Making these tangerines dipped in chocolate is not difficult at all. Follow

Marinated salmon cubes with stir fried green vegetables

Marinated salmon cubes with stir fried green vegetables

Marinated Salmon Cubes: The easy part These marinated salmon cubes are one of our favourite ways of eating fish at home at the moment. Soy sauce has always been popular, so we use it for all sorts of marinades: for chicken, for cod and also for salmon. We started to have these salmon cubes with stir fried noodles and veggies. Everybody loved them, especially the salmon cubes, they were always picked out first!   The marinade is made out of soy sauce,…

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