Steak, barley & green bean salad

Split, most of you probably heard of it if you ever visited Croatia because it’s the first stop for most of our tourists, being second largest city in Croatia and a¬†intraregional transport hub where you can catch a ferry to one of the islands in the Adriatic. But it’s not just a port, it’s a…

Roasted turkey & barley

After writing the yesterday’s post and my family Lasagna recipe, I was thinking about which recipe I should do next. I wasn’t sure if any would top the delicious flavour and the scent of freshly baked Lasagna, but then I realised there just might be that one, the one that would pique the interests of…

Lasagna

My first lasagna was when I was a kid and we used to go to so many restaurants during the summer while we enjoyed vacationing on the island of Hvar. There was a small Italian restaurant in the town of Stari grad with wooden tables and benches where you can sit with the family and…

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…

Bacon stuffed gnocchi with creamy broccoli

Here in Croatia gnocchi are very often served at the seaside prepared by many different recipes. Often served with tomato sauce or creamy sauces like quattro formaggi. When I traveled to Italy I always ate quattro formaggi gnocchi, from Venice to Padua and Bologna. While eating my way through one of those cities I discovered…

Pizza

There is nothing better than sharing a homemade pizza with your family. There is something about it that makes it better than ordering in. Looking for the toppings in the fridge, grating cheese and ham, slicing mushrooms and making the tomato sauce surrounded with warmth and love of your family home in winter, Christmas songs…

Breakfast salad 2.0

Using fresh ingredients when cooking is really important to me. I buy vegetables at the market from local vendors, fruit also. I know that fruit and vegetables I’m buying are fresh, healthy and delicious. Fruit and vegetables aren’t the only two from local vendors, cheese, eggs, dairy products, even bacon. For me that is one…

Slow cooked rabbit with croquettes

Rabbit, isn’t something everyone has tried to cook or eat. That was also the case for me until my father came home one day from work with rabbit meat. At first I thought he was joking because it wouldn’t be the first time my parents tried to prank me, not to mention I was a…

Breakfast salad

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. To tell you the truth I’m not the one who should tell you that because I skip it most of the time. But on the times that I don’t skip it, I make sure that it is the best combination of ingredients that are in the…