Tuna steak & steamed vegetables

Three days ago I had to present my Final project for my Bachelor’s degree, and after three hours in front of the committee presenting my smart home security system and answering questions, I passed. Now I can officially say that I’m an Mechatronics engineer. Not only was I happy to have passed, I finally have…

Pork roast

Pork roast has always been my family’s go-to dinner idea when everyone was coming over, actually either pork or duck. My grandma used to roast duck and I loved it, I also shared a recipe a few months back and you can still check it out – Roasted duck. Seems like the tradition of making duck…

Steak marinated in beer, croquettes & grilled peppers

I always wanted a boat. Each summer I would go to the seaside for more than a month, and there I would usually have friends with boats. From old wooden boats their grandparents owned to 60ft yachts some of them rented for the time they were in Croatia. I always had fun, either travelling by…

Leek stew

Every time my mom made this stew when I was a kid, I would always say “We just had it last week” and the fact was that we had it more then 3 months ago. I wasn’t a stew-lover and I hated it for years to come, but then something changed and I grew to like…

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…

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,…

Chicken vegetable stew

The cold days are behind  us, at least they should be since it is middle of spring but for a few days now it’s been colder than some days in March. At one moment you can’t see a cloud in sight and the sun is up, and then in the next everything changes and the…

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…

Chilli chicken goulash

There are so many different goulash recipes and it’s hard to find the perfect one, the one that will stick out. I visited Hungary many times, and Budapest is one of my favourite cities. Not only that it has a rich history, but going there you are embarking on a fascinating culinary adventure. Goulash is…

Mozzarella roasted potatoes

After hiking all day yesterday today came the results, not as much as I expected, but still there was some muscle pain. Oddly it just made me want to go hiking again, and talking with friends we made a plan to go again next weekend. It’s a great opportunity to spend a day surrounded by…

Chicken breast, potatoes & zucchini

Last Sunday my family came over for dinner. It’s been days since they visited and we all hung out. It was the perfect chance for me to play with my nephew and niece. They’re three and one year old and every time they come over they pull out all of my old toys. So not…

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…