Pumpkin soup

I have to admit it is not a pumpkin season this time of year here in Croatia, even though you can find butternut in every supermarket or the organic farmer’s market nowadays all year round. Pumpkin is a vegetable I love using in my kitchen, and it wasn’t something you could find on my family’s…

Pumpkin banana pie

Pies have been around for thousands of years, ancient Egyptians made them, Greeks also and Romans probably got them from the Greeks. The first pie recipe was published by the Romans and it was for the Rye-crusted goat cheese and honey pie. It’s interesting how actually the first pies were mostly meat pies, even though…

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…

Pumpkin cheesecake

A perfect dessert for a cold autumn day. There is nothing better than spending time near the hot oven, in your kitchen surrounded with sweet scent of cakes and cookies still warm, while a white cover hides the streets outside. And as you roll out the dough, or mix the ingredients for the most delicious…

Baked pork chops with pumpkin & oyster mushrooms

Pumpkin is the perfect vegetable, it can be used in so many recipes. It can be used in desserts like pumpkin pies or cakes. It can be cooked as a soup or a vegetable stew. ┬áThere are also delicious main courses, appetizers, even pumpkin cocktails or liqueurs. It’s lately that I started cooking with pumpkin,…