All things related to summer. Enjoying the fruits and veggies we planted in spring. Garden parties and entertaining are on the rise, with tasty barbecue recipes. Also, a lot of ideas for preserving the summer harvest.

Cucumbers filled with cheese

Hi,we went to Croatia for our vacation. And I got my paws on some family recipes and some that I collected over the years. I am now starting to digitalise them, so they are easier to share between us girls, and also I will be able to share them with you 🙂 . The first Read More >

Musaka – low carb family recipe

Hi,I recently realised that my family does musaka or moussaka differently than the rest, or at least the greek restaurants around me. One of the main differences being that we omit using béchamel sauce. We use only sour cream or combo of sour cream or yoghurt and egg. This makes our version low carb or Read More >

Cabbage pasta – my childhood fave

Hi all,my husband loathes this dish, so I make it only occasionally. But the trick to the cabbage pasta is to caramelise the onions and cabbage until the are brown This gives the cabbage a specific piquant aroma. It is very hard to describe. This dish is super easy to make in a vegan version, Read More >

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Privet propagation and further plans for the garden

Hi all, this summer I continued with the flower borders and more features of the garden. I decided to change the design a bit. Mostly because some things make more sense when I take a look at the garden. One of the first things that will change is that we will have 4 round lawns Read More >

Dividing Lady’s mantle or Alchemilla Mollis plants

Hi guys, I finally had the time and space for dividing my lady’s mantle plants. Up until now they were growing below our pear tree, pissing grumpy off, because they were looking random and weedy. But not anymore! No plant is going to piss off my grumpy! only I can do that! And the cat… 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 >

Fresh Cheese and Cheddar Dip

A simple and tasty fresh cheese and cheddar dip. You can whip it out in minutes. Great when the unexpected guests arrive.

Gooseberry galette with whipped creme fraiche

Hi,I really, really like gooseberries. They remind me of my childhood. My best friends grandma had 6 big bushes of gooseberries – red and green. And we would often nibble on these when we were kids. Now is season of berries. And every month there is a new berry getting ripe. So I though to Read More >