Sunday, 22 September 2013

after eight soap

Had a lovely afternoon doing a soap-workshop with a few DaWanda sellers, 
trying a new design that turned out really nice. 
We made peppermint soapballs with cold proces artisanal soap I made beforehand, 
and rolled them in cocoa.

After that we put them all in a square mold and poured cocoa melt and pour soap over them, in two layers. 
Cooled everything down in the fridge and cut into slices to show off the beautiful inside... 
Definitely going to do this again! It's a great soap to make together, everyone grating soap and rolling peppermint scented balls...

Will also  make an appearance in the webshop very soon!

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

3 new bags

made 3 new bags from recycled banner material last week.
they have a shoulder strap that can be used when he bag is folded over and can also be worn by the cut out grip on top of the bag. Ideal to keep all your belongings, and shop your groceries at the end of the day...

I will be bringing a few of my bags on handmade markets i will go to in the next month, and they can of course also be bought through the website 

Monday, 15 July 2013

Wednesday, 5 June 2013


baking a pancake in a sandwich maker makes an interesting looking hybrid between a pancakeand a croque monsieur.

started with american pancake batter and added more sugar and cinnamon, 
baked it and put more sugar and cinnamon and some butter on top.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

healthy sugarfree chocolate mousse

delicious healthy sugarfree raw chocolate mousse with all natural ingredients:

1 avocado
1 ripe banana
teaspoon coconut oil
2 teaspoons raw cocoa
3 tablespoons almond flour

put everything in a blender and pulse untill combined.
chill in the fridge.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

home sweet home

I found this old photograph of my street online, and was surprised to see that my house used to be a hairdresser. It inspires me to look into the possibilities of adapting my house and starting a home-based business...

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

making animal-shaped seedbombs with kids

outdoor activity for 2 elementary schools on Pijnackerplein in Rotterdam

painting installation 1.0

Working on a painting performance for the opening of Singeldingen, a child-friendly event in Rotterdam...
we will be using several cars to paint the logo of the event on the pavement.

Update: cars being used...

and the resulting drawing. we used the logo for the 5 year anniversary of Singeldingen to make a race course for the paint cars...

pancake walker / pannenkoeken-rollator

I used a walker to make a mobile kitchen for baking pancakes on the streets of Rotterdam, for events and parties...

First test-baking was on the last Queens-day, 30 april 2013.
Next year we will be celebrating that we have a king.

Monday, 22 April 2013

pasta met zevenblad pesto / pasta with ground-elder pesto

zevenblad pesto:
vuistvol jonge zevenblad blaadjes en takjes
milde olijfolie 
pecorino kaas
ongeveer 10 geroosterde walnoten
peper, zout
2 tenen knoflook

alle ingredienten in keukenmachine fijnmalen,
voldoende olie om een smeuiig geheel te maken,
voldoende kaas en knoflook om een pittige smaak te krijgen.

ground-elder pesto:

fistful young elder leaves and twigs
mild olive oil
pecorino cheese
about 10 toasted walnuts
pepper, salt
2 garlic cloves

Grind all ingredients in food processor,
enough oil to make a nice paste
cheese and garlic to taste

Monday, 15 April 2013

sweet and savory coleslaw

 with spring finally kicking in, it's time for fresh summery food:

a sweet and savory coleslaw
with grated carrot, cabbage and garlic,
with chunks of pinapple, apple and raisins,
speckled with blue cheese and yoghurt,
balsamic vinegar and mayonaise...


Thursday, 14 March 2013

new soap added to webshop

Made a new small batch of soap, in black and white. These photo's show the proces of making it. First I made lots of small pieces from already cured white soap and mized it in black, then mixed pieces of black cured soap in white, and topped it of with some whipped white soap.
When you cut the soap you see all the little pieces encased in the soap.
I really love the result!

Thursday, 7 March 2013

making a self-watering container from recycled material

I'm forgetful when it comes to watering plants in containers. Pets are easier, they ask for food when they get hungry. Plants don't, and untill they do, this is a great way to keep them alive, even when you are not in the opportunity to keep an eye on them.
It takes almost nothing too.
needed: empty can, 3 small screws, device to poke holes in your can ,
piece of string (from a mop) as a wick, a hammer or  a drill 

screw 3 screws halfway in the outside of your can to support the lid and
connect the string in the lid

should look something like this

insert the lid in the can, let it rest on the screws

finished! water goes in the bottom, soil goes in the top. add your seeds and see them grow.

Monday, 18 February 2013

fruit and veggie cake flourless sugarfree

this cake turned out exceptionally nice!
it's semi-sweet, and full of nutrients.

6 small carrots
2 small apples
1 cm fresh ginger
2 eggs
1 banana
tsp salt, tsp baking soda
tsp cinnamon
1.5 cups almond flour
1 cup coconut flour
3/4 cup cooked basmati rice
1/8 cup chia seeds

(and a bowl, mixer for grating, cake mold, spoon, oven)

grate: 6 small carrots + 2 small apples, put in a bowl
grate: 1 cm of fresh ginger, add 2 eggs and 1 banana
add 1 tsp of salt, 1 tsp of baking soda, put in bowl with the carrots and ginger
add tsp of cinnamon and 1/8 cup melted coconut oil
add 1.5 cup almond flour, 1 cup coconut flour, 1/8 cup chia seeds, 3/4 cup cooked basmati rice
mix everything together and pour into cake mold.
dough should be wet but firm, if necessary add a bit more almond flour.

bake in the oven for 20 minutes on 180 degrees C.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

vegetable cake

Still working on making alternatives for commercial bread, and was a little fed up with all my semi-sweet cupcake like bakings, so this time I am trying to make a more savory vegetable bread.

1 cup grated carrots
1 cup grated zucchini
1 cup grated celery
1 egg
1 cup oats
1 cup polenta-flour (cornflour)
tsp salt
tsp baking soda
tsp allspice
tsp cumin
1/2 cup grated cheese

mix everything together and pour in a cake mold, mixture has the consistency of hummus, so quite wet. add some more grated cheese to the top and bake for 20 minutes (180 degrees C) in the oven.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

carrot-ginger cupcake scones flourfree, sugarfree

flourfree sugarfree (kind of muffin-like) scones

I eat these for breakfast instead of bread, they are moist and tastfull and also a great way (if you have kids for example :-) to sneak a little extra fruit and vegetables into your (and their) diet. 

dry ingredients:
1 cup almond flour
1 cup cornflour
1/2 cup coconut flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup of mixed raisins and nuts

wet ingredients:
6 grated small carrots
2 small grated apples
1 grated very ripe banana
1 cm grated ginger
1 stem of lemongrass, small slices  
30 ml coconutoil
1 egg

grate carrots apples ginger and banana in mixer. cut lemongrass very thin
mix dry ingredients together, mix wet ingredients together, then add wet ingredients to fry ingredients and spoon onto baking tray and put in oven for 20 minutes on 180 degrees C.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

coconut lemongrass cake with buttercream

grated carrot, apple and coconut, apricots and blueberries, coconut oil, 2 eggs, baking soda and a little bit of honey. (and red food coloring just for fun)
topped with buttercream made with cream cheese, butter and vanilla sugar, lime juice and lemongrass.
aaand... it's already gone before I could take a decent photograph...

Thursday, 17 January 2013

oatmeal muffins flourfree, sugarfree

2 cups ground oatmeal
1 cup oatmeal
tsp salt
tsp baking soda
1/2 cup coconut flour
2 mashed bananas
2 small apples, grated
cinnamon, anis seed
1 egg
1 sp coconut oil
handfull of mixed nuts and raisins
(bit of honey)

mix dry ingredients together, mix wet ingredients together, then mix everything. dough should be firm but still wet to the touch. spoon into cupcake cans.
put in the oven for 15 minutes on 180 degrees celsius.
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