Double decker cake

It’s that time of the week! –  The day when I share a cake or any type of dessert recipe a sweet-tooth would love to try. I have to admit I’m not as big of a sweet-tooth as some of my friends but when I bake, I know I’m going to be as happy as…

Sarma & mashed potatoes

Here in Croatia it’s all about tradition. We have much to offer, from beautiful nature like all of our national parks, picturesque villages, breathtaking views of the coastline, of course our crystal clear sea and there is also food. We love to eat, and we show it by our delicious recipes. Sarma may not origin…

Tuna steak & steamed vegetables

Three days ago I had to present my Final project for my Bachelor’s degree, and after three hours in front of the committee presenting my smart home security system and answering questions, I passed. Now I can officially say that I’m an Mechatronics engineer. Not only was I happy to have passed, I finally have…

Buckwheat with crispy bacon, carrot & celery

Buckwheat is plant with a grain-like seed used in many recipes today. It originates from Central Asia, but today you can probably find it in any store or market. Don’t know if many of you had a chance to cook with buckwheat, but a considerable amount of recipes you can find today use buckwheat as…

Cherry & poppy seed strudel

Every day I get hundreds of requests to make cakes, pies, and any kind of desserts. Usually the people asking are members of my family, or friends. As I’m still a student and I have a job at the moment, there is not as much free time, as I would love, to make cakes and…

Green bean stew & spicy chicken wings

Here in Croatia if you have a grandma and you visit her at least once a week, you’ve probably experienced breaking green beans in half with her. My grandma played a big role in my life and I always visited her at least once a week, mostly on Sundays. During those visits I saw her…

Empanadas

Empanada is a stuffed bread or pastry baked or fried, mostly known as a traditional dish in Latin America and Spain. The first mention of them was in a cookbook published in Spain in 1520, and then they were mostly stuffed with seafood. Even though it has origins in Spain, it has a long history…

Lentil & bean stew with grilled sausages

Bean stew has always been a traditional dish in Croatia, especially in the continental part. Everyone has their own version of the recipe, you can probably go from one village to the next and the recipes would be slightly different. But that is actually the best part about it, you can try so many versions…

Asian bowls

Hi everyone! September is here, summer is coming to an end, and since I’ve returned from the seaside it’s been raining non stop. At moments there were ice cubes falling from the sky, making me think of spending my time at the beach, sunbathing and swimming in the sea just a week ago. I’m a…

Grilled sea bream

I have to admit when with my parents, I usually eat more fish, more seafood in general, seems just like most of my friends don’t like it so I don’t tend to prepare it for myself when travelling with them. But after days of wishful thinking and longing for grilled fish I decided to make…

Asian – European wok

For the last year, as I’ve mentioned before in my posts, I’ve been learning Chinese, and I have to say I’ve fallen behind while working on my other obligations. In a few weeks I should continue with my studies, but not sure how much I remember. The reason why I started it in the first…