Ground beef, tomato, potato & bell pepper casserole

I can feel the summer in the air, the hot nights when you just can’t get any sleep, the days when you’d rather be inside the house with the AC turned on. We in Croatia spend our summers at the seaside, where most of us have our vacation homes. For the last five or six…

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…

Beef tomato pasta

This weekend was a great one. On Saturday both my niece and my nephew came over for a visit after I prepared dozens of pancakes, some with chocolate, some with strawberry jam, plumb jam and even raspberry jam. All of them I got from a friend who makes fruit jams and they’re one of the…

Oven baked gnocchi with chicken in vegetable sauce

For the last few weeks I’ve been planning a trip to Italy. A country I have visited many times, traveled for my swimming competitions there, been there with friends and family, even went shopping there. But probably the most important reason why I come back every time is food. I admit there were a few…

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…

Baked octopus & potatoes

Both of my grandfathers were from the seaside, one was from the island of Korčula and the other was from the island of Brač. I still have a lot of family members living at the Croatian coast, from Split to Dubrovnik. I always love spending summer vacation at the seaside. One of my favorite places…