Potato casserole

Everyone had that moment when they opened their fridge and started staring at it like it’s the TV wondering what to make for lunch or dinner. I’ve had the same thing happen to me a number of times and every single time a delicious dish came out of it. I just used the ingredients I…

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…

Berry cake roll

Cake roll, jelly roll, cream roll or Swiss roll is an easy sponge cake filled with fruit, icing, jam or whipped cream. Even though the name suggests the cake originated from Switzerland it is believed that it originated in Austria in the 19th century. The first mention of a cake roll was actually in a…

Steak & green bean salad

Green beans, since I was a kid, we’ve eaten them in stews most of the time. My mother prepared them regularly every two weeks and I wasn’t a big fan, I didn’t even like it when my grandma made them but I always remember breaking green beans in half with her. She would buy a…

Roast duck, potatoes & pumpkin

Every time someone mentions roasted duck I think of Christmas or Easter or any other occasion my family gets together and hangs out. I have to admit, there is rarely an occasion that we all really get together, because my brother has a family of his own and my sister has her family. When we…

Raspberry pie

Every time I mention Raspberry pie it makes me think of Raspberry Pi –  a tiny and affordable computer you can use for practical projects. It’s also a basis for my Bachelor’s degree project I’m making at the moment. That’s also a reason, besides my job, why I’ve been posting recipes every other day. But it’s…

BBQ skewers

Skewers have been used since man started preparing food over the flame. Easiest way to do so was to skewer meat on wooden sticks which were placed over the fire. Not a lot has changed since, people all over the world love kebabs and almost every country in the world has its own skewered dish….

Peach Crostata

Crostata is an Italian baked tart that dates back to early cookbooks like Art of cooking by Martino da Como, published in 1465. It’s a rustic version of an open fruit tart baked in a pie tray but we all know that, the fact that is surprising to me is that it dates back to…

Roasted chicken & fries

Despite the name French fries they are actually not French. The origins of French fries are traced back to Belgium where they’ve been preparing them since 1600s. According to some stories, villagers often ate small fried fish, but during the winter the river would freeze over so they had to find another source of food,…

Mushroom risotto (vegetarian)

Don’t know if many of you ever stumbled upon an interesting fact on rice, but I watched the other day a whole documentary on it and was fascinated with the story. Rice has been known for 4500 years and it is the oldest known food that is still consumed today. All the way from China…