Pickled Beetroot For Winter

Beetroot is extremely healthy vegetable. It’s great for anemia, but it also lowers blood pressure, provides energy, helps digestion, is full of antioxidants, preserves immunity … There are numerous benefits to our health that this beautiful pink vegetable gives us, and it doesn’t have many calories (twice less as banana). So if you wanna enjoy…

Chard Pie Soparnik

Soparnik is Dalmatian dish and it’s traditionally baked on Good Friday. This famous Chard Pie was known as a food for the poor. It’s especially tasty when it’s baked in a fireplace. But since most of us don’t have a fireplace, here’s a recipe for Soparnik that you can make in the oven. Ingredients for…

Easter Bread Pinca

Sweet bread, called Sirnica or Pinca, is traditionally baked in Croatia during Easter. There are several versions of Pinca, but this is my favorite. I used candied orange peel, but it can be combined with lemon peel and raisins. Ingredients for Easter Bread Pinca: Half a dice of fresh yeast 4 eggs 100 g of…

Chopped nuts in a plastic bag

If it is indicated in the recipe that the nuts should be chopped, make the job easier. Instead of chopping them with a knife (which is quite a demanding job), put the nuts in a plastic bag and beat them with a meat tenderizer . You can do the same with the chocolate. If you…

Bread in stewed onion

When you’re hungry and can’t wait to finish your lunch, make yourself this simple snack. If you are stewing onions for lunch, insert a slice (or more) of bread into it, press it slightly to soak the onions and oil. Then take it out, drain it a bit and salt it! This great ‘appetizer’ always…

Honey Pie

Recipe for traditional Honey Pie is not easy, so I wouldn’t recommend it to beginners. However, if you still decide to devote this Honey pie a little effort and time, you will be delighted with the taste of honey-flavored dough and excellent cream. This old-fashioned recipe I picked up from my grandmother’s notebook, but after…

Pork Steak ‘Turopolje’ in Champignon Sauce

Turopolje pork steak with wide noodles and mushroom sauce is a true classic in continental Croatia. In addition to its excellent taste, it can be made quickly and easily. Ingredients for Pork Steak ‘Turopolje’ in Champignon Sauce (for 2 persons): 500 g of pork leg steak 100 g of wide noodles 500 ml of cooking…

Carrot Walnut Cake

Recipe for Carrot Walnut Cake I’ve got from my aunt in Berlin, so I suppose it has German origin. But it is so juicy and delicious that I decided to include it on the blog. I like this Cake when it was warm, but my familiy like it better after 24h in a fridge. You…

Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup is a world famous soup, and it’s originaly from Spain. It is very popular in Croatia and my favourite version of Tomato Soup is with tarana, celery sticks and basil. Ingredients for Tomato Soup: 500 ml of tomato sauce 300 ml of water onion celery and basil Preparation: Pour some oil into the…

Granatir with pasta

In Croatia, Granatir has many names: Granadir, Grenadir, Grenadir march, Granadir march, Granatir with pasta… This ultra-simple dish is made of pasta (you can use any type of pasta, like fusilli, macaroni…etc.), and cooked potatoes, stewed onions and ground red pepper. When you mix everything together you will get a very tasty dish with a…

Kvrgusa Pie

Kvrgusa Pie is Bosnian traditional dish. Due to the juicy chicken meat and the crunchy dough that surrounds it, this simple dish is very popular in Croatia as well. When you serve it with sour cream and lettuce, this bumpy chicken pie becomes a tasty and complete lunch that is loved by all generations. Ingredients…

Honey Cookies

Honey Cookies recipe I got from lokal beekeepers from Turopolje, it’s their traditional recipe and these cookies are very simple to make. This old recipe belongs to their grandmother, and she didn’t have electric mixer, so you don’t need to have one either. This dough can be kneated and you can use your hands only….