🇬🇧 With the house came a lot of land that had been a bit neglected and needed urgent attention. Since I was not able to work on everything at once, I decided for the time being, also not to plan everything at once, but to settle first and proceed piece by piece. Directly next to… Continue reading How it began – from the kitchen garden to permaculture planning (P1 to P3)
Only plant what you like to eat In my first year of the kitchen garden, I was thrilled by the pure joy of having the room and time for a kitchen garden. I was very much involved in designing and implementing the garden. I planned the plants during winter without much thinking of seasonal cooking… Continue reading 2020 – Kitchen Garden Lessons learned
🇬🇧 I must confess that I have quite a backlog on my blog posts. I had started this post back at the beginning of fall, when so many tomatoes were ready to be harvested. At that time, I had been thinking that it might be useful to share some suggestions on what you can cook… Continue reading Dishes using up cocktail tomatoes
🇬🇧 It is gray and there is not so much to do outside. All the more you are in the house and spoil yourself with good food. So, I want to share another recipe that you can eat well in summer with your own tomatoes, but also now in winter: Pollo Cacciatore. The dish can… Continue reading Pollo Cacciatore
🇬🇧 … or also: What do I do with the oranges whose peel I have grated for Christmas baking? I recently baked an English Christmas cake that also contains orange peel. Yes, the cake is already baked now, as it is allowed to "ripen" for four weeks and is sprinkled weekly with cognac. But that… Continue reading Festive lamb’s lettuce with oranges and nuts
🇬🇧 Every year, I decorate the house for the first Advent Sunday. It is important to me that there is an Advent arrangement with some candles, that I can light during December - one more candle every Sunday. This Advent tradition is not common in the Netherlands, so it was all the more important to… Continue reading Advent decoration 🎄
🇬🇧 St. Martin's Day has passed; Sinterklaas arrived in the Netherlands. Everything is harvested, the borders are prepared with compost, green manure, or contain some late spinach. The table and chairs are brought inside. The center of the garden is now decorated with a light-string Christmas tree. It's time to slow down. Winter can come.… Continue reading Time to slow down!
🇬🇧 Exactly one year ago I dug up the first beds. During the winter and early spring the borders of the beds and the paths were created. During the summer the garden was in full bloom and during the whole autumn it gave me harvest. When I look through the thousands of photos I have… Continue reading One year anniversary!
🇬🇧 I had planted most of the tomatoes outside in spring. I have already reported about my tomatoes in previous posts. They grew very well and produced something between 20 and 30 kg of tomatoes at the end. Unfortunately, the first autumn storm knocked over the tomato plants and also knocked over the supporting structure.… Continue reading Tomato comparison (fun facts)
🇬🇧 I just noticed that I have already built my new greenhouse in April, but I have hardly reported about my favorite place so far. Now the greenhouse has accompanied me for a summer and deserves to be introduced. Greenhouse attached to the shed. The grass is still brown from the summer drought. The greenhouse… Continue reading Greenhouse