Beef stew

Today I woke up to a foggy cold day in Zagreb. As I watched the wind bending the tree branches and gray clouds settling above the rooftops, I didn’t want to get up. Nevertheless I had to, and as soon as I did, I threw on a dozen layers of clothes just to stay warm….

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…

Mille crepe blueberry cake

Perhaps nobody in my family likes baking cakes as much as I do, but they sure like eating them. I had a family dinner yesterday, it was actually a whole day of spending time with my family, especially with my brother’s kids. I’m mentioning them since they were disappointed I didn’t prepare a cake for…

Beef sauce & rice

It’s been about a week now since I started my new Facebook page Recipes by chefkreso. It’s a place where I share all of my new recipes the second I post them here, and where my Instagram posts are also being redirected. I would love it if you’d grab a second and check it out!…

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…

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…

Beef stew

There always comes a day in a week when I crave for something more than fried or grilled food, then I turn to stews. I must admit I wasn’t a big fan until a few years back and now there almost hasn’t been a stew recipe I haven’t tried. It can really be called a…