Colours in fruits & vegetables

Fruits and vegetables have a great wide variety of colours. The spectrum goes from orange to purple to green to bright red. It’s amazing how nature has developed all these bright and beautiful colours. In most cases these colours originate from a group of molecules inside the plant. The unique …

Candied cherries

It’s bright red but slightly translucent, has a peculiar flavour, is full of sugar, keeps for a long time and used in typical British cakes. When using them in a cake, you should be cutting them in small pieces, rinse them and dust them with flour ensure they don’t sink …

Making jam – the Science

If you have fruit trees or plants in your garden you’re probably also swamped with these fruits during certain times of the year. And who has enough space to store 5 kg of figs or 20kg of apples? Nowawadays commercial farmers have luckily found a solution for this. Fruits can …

Dutch Apple pie

Whenever I somehow manage to gather an excess of apples in my fridge or want to bring a pie to celebrate a certain occasion, I tend to make apple pie. It’s that pie that nearly everyone likes, isn’t too hard to make and eats great with some whipped cream. So …