Apple cheese tart

I love making pastries, and desserts, and cakes. Usually I’m the one who gets the last piece of the pie, but I enjoy making it, just for the smiling faces around me who really love what I make. For a few weeks now I couldn’t find time to make a proper dessert because of work,…

Mediterranean lunch

With every day summer is closer and closer, usually this part of year I can’t stop counting days before I’ll get the chance to jump in the sea and have a swim. I already did that close to a month ago and since returning back to Zagreb I can’t stop thinking of the clear blue…

Chicken vegetable stew

The cold days are behind  us, at least they should be since it is middle of spring but for a few days now it’s been colder than some days in March. At one moment you can’t see a cloud in sight and the sun is up, and then in the next everything changes and the…

Cheese & ham stuffed burgers

Lately I’ve been watching a lot of TV shows, ok that’s not true – I’ve been watching a lot of TV shows for years now. But honestly there are so many on my list, so I’ve turned to TV shows and stopped watching movies. My friends always joke that I don’t know any of the…

Mediterranean mussels

It’s been more than a week since I last posted a recipe. I have to admit it was a hectic time for me, not only that I had to study but also had to go to work and still find time to do all the things needed at home. So finally I organized my time…

Chocolate muffins

Everyone has a recipe for chocolate muffins. They are probably the first dessert everyone makes because they are so easy to prepare. They are also my mother’s specialty since she prepared them for every big occasion when I was in kindergarten. My friends loved chocolate muffins and still do, it’s funny how growing up some…

Pork chops with gnocchi in mushroom sauce

The first recipe I used wine in was my famous mushroom sauce. It’s also one of my favourite recipes and the one my friends always ask me to make when we go on a road trip to the seaside. The best thing is that my friend makes the best white wine from white grapes from…

Chocolate chip cookies

For the past few days I was racking my brain thinking of what to buy for a friend of mine for her birthday. First I wanted to surprise her with a shopping coupon in her favourite store but that didn’t feel as original or personal as I wanted it to be. Then I wanted to…

Green pea soup with crispy bacon

Last week I was at the seaside taking walks on the beach and enjoying every ray of sunshine, but returning to Zagreb it took me a few days to adapt to the low temperatures that welcomed me back. It’s even hard to believe that a day ago it was snowing near Zagreb and this part…

Steak sandwich

I’m always thinking of or looking for an interesting new lunch idea. There are so many bookmarked recipes I’ve got, there are those printed out just waiting on my desk, even the ones I’ve singled out in different cookbooks my mother bought. Even then I’m just stuck and can’t decide on what to make. But…

Arancini

Even though it’s been a few days since I came back home from the seaside it’s like I’m still there. The perfect blue sky without a cloud in sight, and a golden sun waking me up every morning. Even the wind in the cold streets of Zagreb reminds me of a light salty breeze coming…

Tomato soup

For Easter and a last few days I’ve been to the seaside. I went there to work on my college project but I also took a chance to relax and enjoy fresh air and the sun in the sky. That familiar scent of pine trees, a light breeze coming from the sea charged all of my…