Valentine 2021 menu – light and simple

Hi, for Valentine 2021 my husband wished for a simple menu, preferably with no meat. So I opted to go with dishes we loved and that had the look for Valentine’s day. I also did not want to spend hours in the kitchen. I offered a couple of options to my husband for a quick Read More >

Christmas lasagna – a homemade, tasty treat

Hi,while lasagnas are not a traditional Croatian fare for holidays, we are making our own family traditions. And since we love lasagna, we decided to make an extra decadent version for our Yule/Christmas table. We make everything from scratch – the green pasta, the meat sauce, and the béchamel. This is an all hands on Read More >

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Christmas wheat – an ancient tradition on the holiday table

Hi,Christmas or Yule wheat is an old Slavic and Croatian tradition. It has stayed alive through centuries and we still observe it today. It was used to divine how successful the next year will be. If your wheat was lush and green, your year will be successful. We use Christmas wheat as a decoration for Read More >

Mum´s Tomato juice – 1 ingredient recipe

Hi,my Mum has always made tomato sauce or juice for winter preserves. This has been one of the most important late summer activities. We wouldn´t buy tomato sauce or juice, instead we would bottle our own. We would usually call this preserve by the name of the fruit – tomato. Here is the recipe for Read More >

T-L-T sandwiches – crunchy turkey does the trick

Hi, for my birthday we wanted to go for a picnic. We packed up everything and at the last minute decided to stay home. But these T-L-T sandwiches – short for turkey lettuce and tomato sandwiches were perfect – crunchy and refreshing at the same time. Turkey is fried with crunchy cornflakes breading, tomato and Read More >

Elderflower cordial – bottling springtime

Learn how to make a family favourite elderflower cordial. It is the base of elderflower juice and staple in the pantry.

Blackberry trellis – Sprucing up the blackberry area

How to control your blackberry bush with a blackberry trellis. It is similar to the one used in a wine yard. Pattern is included in post.

Canapes with fresh cheese and smoked trout

These simple canapes use amaranth and nasturtium leaves in the fresh cheese cream to give taste and colour to the cream. Smoked trout is excellent with fresh cheese, and the crackers are a simple and crunchy base. No-fuss entertainment recipe you can mix up in minutes.

Maibowle – May Wine with a touch of elderflower

For next spring party why not make Maibowle or May Wine. Wine steeped with sweet woodruff, Decorated with flowers and sweetened with elderflower. Like summer meadow.

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