Oven-baked octopus & potatoes

Croatia has a beautiful and long coastline, from Istra to Dubrovnik, and a countless number of islands. I’ve mentioned the breathtaking nature probably countless times but there is one more segnificant thing – food! Every region stretching from north to south has it’s own book of recipes, ways of preparing their traditional dishes, but there’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….

Pork roast & potatoes

Tomorrow I’m going to the seaside, it’s been a long time coming. I’m mixing business with pleasure as they say, a bit of work on my projects, a bit of relaxing and a whole lot of cooking. The only thing I’m hoping for is good weather, sun in the sky, a cloud nowhere to be…

Bean and barley stew

As I opened my grandmother’s cook book I could feel the old yellow pages under my fingertips. Trying to recognize the faded out letters, I scribbled down the ingredients. Her recipes were always the same, her handwriting on any piece of paper she could find, just a few words, nothing specific like the recipes were…

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…