Modified atmosphere packaging of vegetabes

Ever tried to squeeze all the air out of a pack of pre-cut vegetables? Noticed that instead of collapsing, it would just let out all air and return to its original size once you stopped pressing? Ever had a closer look at your bag of fresh spinach and noticed a …

Strawberry pie – On choosing & storing fresh strawberries

Summer’s there! Warm temperatures, sun and long long light days. Living in the Netherlands, summer is no guarantee for nice weather, rain and cold(er) days are no exception. Summer for me is a synonym for berries, more specifically strawberries. It’s the thing we used to eat with our desserts as …

Making jam – the Science

This month is fruit & vegetable science month on my blog! All posts are somehow related to fruits and vegetables. We’re discovering the amazing science involved when cooking or baking with them! Today it’s all about making jam. In our garden we have several fruit trees, including two fig trees. …

Making sauerkraut – start of my experiment

This month I try to focus all of my posts on the science of fruits and vegetables (I call it fruit & vegetable science month!). Then, this morning, I was browsing through the internet and ran into a (Dutch) post on making your own sauerkraut! It so came to happen …

Mexican onion pickle science

This month is fruit & vegetable science month on my blog! All posts are somehow related to fruits and vegetables. We’re discovering the amazing science involved when cooking or baking with them! This post is all onions, more specifically: onion pickle science. Tortillas are a regular favorite for dinner, they’re …

Food Science & Food History – Pasteurization

One of my favourite hobbies, as you might have discovered by now, is figuring out the science behind cooking and baking. Trying out recipes, explaining why they worked out, or why they didn’t… Nothing more fun than that to be honest. You’ll find a lot of posts on my website …