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Juicy punch cake with spelt flour

Juicy punch cake with spelt flour

This is my favorite cake. It is the king among the cakes in our family. We fight for every single piece of this delicious treat at every family celebrations. Instead of fighting, I decided to learn how to bake it at home. I made few […]

How to preserve wild garlic?

How to preserve wild garlic?

Wild garlic is one of the first ingredients, which always brings me the joy in the spring. Its beautiful color indicates the coming season. For this reason, I have cans ready to preserve any seasonal flavors. Fresh leaves of wild garlic is great ingredient for […]

Whole-wheat waffles

Whole-wheat waffles

After the fall of communism in 1989 in Czechoslovakia, our country was open to whole new world of possibilities, goods and culinary specialties. I remember the first stall with waffles in our city (or gofry as we used to call waffles), which was nearby our […]

Seafood tagliatelle with cherry tomatoes

Seafood tagliatelle with cherry tomatoes

To learn from the mistakes and to handle a difficult situation. Those lessons taught me this recipe. During Christmas shopping we have somehow forgot to purchase any fish for a Christmas Eve dinner (fried carp fish and potato salad are must on a traditional Slovak […]

Madrid: incredible markets, bocadillo de calamares and great galleries

Madrid: incredible markets, bocadillo de calamares and great galleries

Let’s start with ode to Madrid. Madrid is wonderful! We spent there only two weeks, but we fell in love with the city because of its incredible galleries, lovely city parks, markets situated at unusual spots, diversity and pleasant January weather.

Home-made chai latte

Home-made chai latte

Make yourself this lovely home-made chai latte. Ginger and black pepper warm you up, warm milk will soothe you and black tea will boost your energy a bit. Ideal drink for chilly, rainy days. It matches perfectly with cardamom rolls.

(Not only) orange-cardamom rolls

(Not only) orange-cardamom rolls

These soft and fluffy rolls are perfect for cold days, when you want to be covered with a blanket, read a book and enjoy the lovely taste of freshly baked sweet rolls. They are great for breakfast, trips or anytime you want – to make […]

Exotic pineapple salad with chili

Exotic pineapple salad with chili

Exotic and fresh fruit salad with chili. This salad was part of our Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinner. Always in another version and served with different meals. It is ideal side dish for fish, roast beef or other types of meat. Just try it.

Juicy roast beef with mustard seeds and cranberries

Juicy roast beef with mustard seeds and cranberries

We ate our first roast beef in USA. I have to tell you, it was well deserved one. We had been waiting for that joker almost the whole day. It was delicious, but I really missed the precious time. And then I realized that the […]

Rich shrimp soup with coconut milk

Rich shrimp soup with coconut milk

This soup was part of our Christmas Eve dinner, last year and a year before. Hope that you will like it as much as we do. Shrimps, lemon grass and coconut milk, they all give the exotic taste to this soup. And fresh ginger with […]

Christmas gingerbread roll

Christmas gingerbread roll

Discover the traditional flavor of Christmas with this simple gingerbread roll full of walnuts, dried plums and home-made plum jam. You can fill the roll with whatever you like, but the classic combination is irresistible.

Home-made vanilla sugar and vanilla extract

Home-made vanilla sugar and vanilla extract

Both vanilla sugar and vanilla extract are my favorite ingredients for making desserts. I add them to almost every dessert or cake. Times when we used to bake with artificial flavored vanilla sugar are gone. Now, it’s the time for home-made vanilla sugar. 🙂 I […]