Lately, I’m totally into simple, rustic desserts, and apple crumble fits perfectly to that category: simple, rustic fruit dessert that is baked in the oven. Besides apples, crumble filling usually consists of peaches, berries, apricots, plums, pears and if you’re lucky, rhubarb. This apple crumble was the first thing I baked just after the earthquake […]
If you look around your kitchen or pantry, you’ll see that you already have a few ingredients that you can use to dye your Easter eggs naturally. Take a look at your spice shelf: those tiny jars of yellow turmeric powder or intensely red paprika are luring you with their vibrant colors. Black tea, rooibos […]
But before I start my praises to this wonderful ingredient, it might be a good idea to define what tahini paste is and where does it come from, right? Simply put, tahini is a thick, rich paste with a very specific nutty flavor that is obtained by grinding sesame seeds. The seeds may be toasted […]
Thanks to the good people I’m surrounded with, so far I have collected a beautiful collection of old, vintage cookbooks. So, thank you again for that, you know who you are. 😉 Some of them belonged to my grandmothers. Some of them to someone’s aunts. Some are written in beautiful handwriting that very few people […]
And man, oh man, look at that color! Beautiful, right? I have one tiny problem with smoothies. Drinking smoothies don’t go hand in hand with my routine of drinking coffee/black tea. The morning I decide to start with a freshly prepared smoothie means I cannot have my caffeine dose when I need it. And I […]
I’ll just start this post in the most modest way possible: these are the softest, the most beautiful, BEST EVER Linzer cookies I’ve ever made in my life! And tried, obviously. These Linzer cookies will melt in your mouth and this is greatly due to one every day but very important ingredient! Starting this post, […]
The old school bus arrives in my tiny village. I’m going out on the last station with a too heavy bag that I can’t wait to get off my back. While I walk those few hundred yards to my house my nose usually becomes red as Rudolf’s and my toes are cold because my feet […]
“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.” Margaret Fuller Guided by this saying, ladies, and gentlemen, I solemnly open a new subcategory on my blog (red ribbon, snip!), under the name “Photography”. When I started writing this blog, I had a vision that it would not only be a place where […]
Do you know how excited I am about the fact that this recipe is finally up on my blog? So much that I’m doing my happy dance while I’m writing this to you! Brad knows it. It’s strawberry season. Homegrown strawberries can be found at, literally, every step in Zagreb. With their alluring scent […]
Although it doesn’t seem like that when you look at the thermometer here in Croatia, we are deep in the autumn. The rustling of colorful leaves under our feet, the smell of roasted chestnuts on the streets, long sleeves, the preparation of food preserves for the winter…all this (and many more) are images in my […]
Who am I?
One enthusiastic individual who is devoted to cooking and trying out new food, who is amateur in the kitchen and photography, but who really knows how to enjoy little things in everyday life. Welcome to my blog!