White wine Mussels & garlic bread

It’s been so cold for days now in Zagreb and all I’m thinking about is summer and spending my time at the beach or swimming in the sea. Every time I think of summer, delicious Mediterranean recipes pop up, either it’s fish or other seafood, I love it all, especially as I’m used to preparing…

Raspberry, poppy seed & cream cheese tart

A week ago I shared a recipe that uses an interesting combination of ingredients like apricot, poppy seed and cream cheese. This is a version of that tart, but with raspberries. I made it a couple of days ago when my friends came over, the same ones who tried the first one and liked it…

Cream cheese, poppy seed & apricot pie

Yes it’s that time of year again! – December is here and the Christmas market is up in Zagreb. Each street coming to the main square is lit up in Christmas lights, your taste buds go crazy at the scent of delicious food coming from the food stands at the market, you can hear groups…

Crepes with Ricotta & orange juice

Crepe is a French word for a pancake, and since I was a kid, the meaning of pancakes here in Croatia was a thin one with strawberry jam or Nutella spread. Later by watching TV shows and movies the thick American pancake was introduced to me, but I always loved those thin ones a bit…

Pear cheesecake

When preparing a cake I always think of which ingredients and flavours to combine, experimenting in a way and getting a really tasty result. But all cooking is experimenting in a way, either you are repeating someone’s experiment by following their recipe or you are creating yourself a new delicious dish to surprise your guests….

Hake & broccoli wok

I grew up eating fried hake almost every Friday both home and usually at school – it was the time when they just started taking about healthy food at school and healthy eating habits among kids in Croatia, but they weren’t going anywhere further than talking about it. It felt like there was no other…

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 vanilla walnut cake

Baking a delicious cake is all about coming up with a perfect combination of flavors. And there are so many of them. Combinations like chocolate and strawberries, chocolate and vanilla are all classics and there is nothing better than making a classic even more better. Usually adding walnuts or hazelnuts will do the trick because…

Fried hake & Red bean salad

Since I was a kid my parents made it crucial to eat fish at least once a week. Both of my grandfathers were from the seaside so a big part of my family is too. At the seaside in Croatia people eat a lot of fish, olive oil and all the amazing Mediterranean food. I…

Grilled bream and cooked vegetables

It’s said that eating fish at least two to three times a week is absolutely necessary for your health. I don’t eat fish because it’s necessary, I eat it because it’s delicious. There is always fresh fish at the market and there is no excuse not to cook it. Preparation: 10 min        …