Swedish born Helene Henderson has a two-acre organic farm in Malibu. For years she has been organizing cooking classes and hosting farm dinners out of her home and recently she has openend Malibu Farm, a cafe & restaurant at the Malibu Pier in Los Angeles. Helene: “We are not a big corporation or funded by investors, we are a locally owned small business. Our food is super simply prepared, there are no secret ingredients. We order everything organic, but none of our local small farmers are certified, and our big suppliers, do not deliver 100% organic 100 % of the time. I naively thought when I opened the cafe, that organics were easy for restaurant to source – it is not. It is a daily and challenging struggle.However we are proud of the products that we serve and believe we put the best possible produce available on every dish served”
December is the time to make sweet treats. Here are eleven of the best Christmas inspired recipes for sugary treats that I found online. Some of these make the perfect gift to bring to a Christmas dinner or party! At the end of this post you can find links to recipes & instructions.
You might know Yvonne Eijkenduijn from her well-known blog Yvestown where she shares cooking, baking, gardening, crafting, decorating, and DIY tips. This multi-talented lady recently launched her first book “Yvestown in the Kitchen”. Yvonne believes love of food is not only a love of cooking, but also a love of the kitchen in which the food is prepared. She therefore asked some of her friends to share their favorite recipes and to give (the readers) a tour through their kitchens and dining areas. This makes the book both a cookbook as well as an interior lifestyle book. A combination I love! The delicious (easy to make ) recipes, the colorful photography and the beautiful interiors make this book as source of inspiration. One of my favorite chapters in the book is the one about Annemie & Jan. Their outdoor kitchen, which is featured in this post, is very inviting! Yvestown in the Kitchen is available from Amazon. There is also a Dutch version (Yvestown in de Keuken) which you can get here and here.