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Raw wilted chicory with vegan bechamel sauce

By |April 13th, 2021|Categories: We cook|Tags: , |

I'm happy to share with you this surprising recipe that involved raw chicory and vegan bechamel sauce. Yes, that's right, a bechamel sauce that doesn't contain any butter, flower or milk and yet feels and taste like a bechamel. In the matter of 10 minutes, dishes included, you will [...]

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Focus on Manda Brasa

By |December 1st, 2020|Categories: We cook|

Manda Brasa is a one man business making delicious Brazilian snacks and sweets. We recently introduced his treats as additional products to our baskets. It has been a success so far! Let's discover Bartos' story... Where I’m from I’m from a place in Brazil [...]

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Is it time to make the change to cloth nappies?

By |February 12th, 2020|Categories: We do, We think, We try|

Beverley Wye - Cloth nappy consultant in Leiden When myself and my husband moved over to the Netherlands 10 years ago, we knew we wanted to start a family. We have both taken an ecologically minded route over the years; we have never owned a [...]

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Delicious peach tart recipe

By |September 13th, 2019|Categories: We cook|

This week, with the peaches I got from the eco basket, I made a peach tart. Discover this delicious, easy-to-do tart, that will delight all your guests. Ingredients Shortbread dough 1 egg 100 g sugar 200 g flour 100 g butter Almond cream : 1 egg 100 g [...]

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Indesit, it’s indecent!

By |August 11th, 2019|Categories: We speak, We try|

Do you know the Indesit brand? If so, it means that, like me, you belong at best to the middle class. We have an Indesit washing machine. For five years. It’s not long five years for a washing machine, is it? Well, for corporations, it’s probably as long as [...]

Alternative to conventional laundry detergent

By |August 11th, 2019|Categories: We do, We try|

I've been doing my own laundry powder for 3 years now and I have to say that I'm very satisfied with it. It washes as well as industrial detergents and is much environment friendly! In the early days, I used to do my liquid laundry detergent but it takes [...]

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Comparing (eco)toxicity of commercial and home-made laundry detergents

By |August 11th, 2019|Categories: We speak, We think|

I have worked as a research chemist for many years in a water treatment company. The knowledge I acquired during that period of my life allows me to be appalled when I read the chemical composition of some commercial or industrial products. The thing is, alternatives do exist. The [...]

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Winter is coming? Keep calm and breathe!

By |August 10th, 2019|Categories: We try|

Winter is approaching and with it, colds and blocked noses, sore throats and coughs. Last year, I tested a homemade recipe of a crème that is very similar to Vicks VapoRub ointment. I easily found all the ingredients in The Netherlands and of course I privileged organic ingredients. [...]

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What to do with all those limes?

By |August 10th, 2019|Categories: We try|

Some of you have been very creative in using the limes we got in our baskets. As the lime invasion continues, here are 3 recipes to get rid of them all. 1 - Candied limes in olive oil Can be kept 1 year Step 1 [...]