We have tried the garden focaccia! EASY and DELICIOUS.

The garden focaccia is a perfect way to go around your garden for herbs, vegetables and edible flowers while enjoying a warm and homemade bread. What to chose in the garden: 0’00” – 1’40” Focaccia recipe 1’40” You will need 700g plain flour 7g active dry yeast (1 sachet) 1tsp salt 450 warm water 1Continue reading “We have tried the garden focaccia! EASY and DELICIOUS.”

EASY MINI CARROT CAKE AND EDIBLE FLOWER

Carrots as well want to be used in baking! This recipe is easy, yummy and you can decorate your mini carrot cake as you wish! Ingredient 2 large eggs 150 g carrots 165 g self-raising flour 135 g brown sugar  150 ml vegetable oil ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 ⅓ tsp ground cinnamon Method Preheat oven 180C Mix together the oil and brown sugar. Add the eggs untilContinue reading “EASY MINI CARROT CAKE AND EDIBLE FLOWER”

Erin and her harvest box #1

Over the past 7 weeks, more than 80 harvest boxes have been collected. From green leaves to edible flowers, the seasonal vegetables from the Maxwell Centre have found a home. Erin is sharing with us why she is happy to collect her harvest box weekly. Thank you for taking the time to answer our questionsContinue reading “Erin and her harvest box #1”

5 edible flowers in your garden

We are not used to eat flowers and sometimes we don’t even know we could eat flowers from our own garden! Don’t forget to have a guide book with you with illustration and description. Check the shape of the flower but also the leaf! Here are 5 flowers easy to recognise: Chives – Allium schoenoprasumContinue reading “5 edible flowers in your garden”

Develop your creativity: do some origami!

The Japanese word “origami”means : to fold (ori) and kami (paper). Origami helps develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and mental concentration. You will find 4 instructions: the tulip and the ladybug (level 1), the frog and the bird (level 2). If you have some thread/ wire, you can hang them and make your animalsContinue reading “Develop your creativity: do some origami!”

Let’s make some flapjacks!

Making flapjack is an easy way to empty your cupboard and discover new flavours! For the dried fruits we have used apricots but you can try with sultanas, cranberries… Ingredients  40g butter 150g maple or agave syrup/honey 1 ripe banana mashed 125 g rolled oats 90 g chopped dried fruits 40 g mixed seeds (poppyContinue reading “Let’s make some flapjacks!”

How to make butterfly feeders!

🦋 Butterflies are great pollinators and they are so gorgeous to watch! You can help the butterfly conservation by counting them. https://www.bigbutterflycount.org/ This video will show you how to make 2 types of butterfly feeders: Remember, use anything you have in your house! Recycling is the best! 🌼 To make a flower you will need:Continue reading “How to make butterfly feeders!”

We have tried Dandelion honey for you!

It is the perfect time of the year to forage dandelions. They are everywhere and contain many benefits for your health including Vitamin C and antioxidants. it’s an amazing substitute if you are plant based or if you want to include more wild flowers to your diet. When going foraging, try to go on aContinue reading “We have tried Dandelion honey for you!”

Making a bee and funny labels – DIY

Our windowsill and garden are full with green shoots and sunlight! For this activity, nothing fancy is needed! Just anything you are not using : plastic packaging, can, stones, pine cones, broken spoons… Be creative, recycle and have fun! For the bee, I have used: 1 can (body) Acrylic paint * 2 lids (eyes) 1Continue reading “Making a bee and funny labels – DIY”

Chocolate mousse with aquafaba!

We tend not to use the liquid that preserves the chickpea in its can. Well, it makes an excellent white egg substitute! Ingredients 100ml aquafaba (liquid from one can) 100g dark chocolate 3 tbsp water option: add 1 tbsp sugar Electric whisk Method STEP1 – Refrigerate the aquafaba for 10 min. STEP2 – Whisk theContinue reading “Chocolate mousse with aquafaba!”