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Long weekend at my parents’. Anti-candida diet in full swing, so mum’s delicious pierogi and all the finger lickin’ good bakes and cakes need to wait for another occasion. During this visit, the roles in the kitchen have flipped and, … Read more…


Today I’ll focus on the recipe rather than the story around it. So here they are: wholesome tartlets made with 100% wholemeal flour. Topped with fresh baby spinach which is top of the season now. And what goes well with … Read more…


What are the key ingredients of the ultimate romantic dinner? The two of us. An open mind. An honest heart. A mindful spirit. Comfortable silence. A sparkle in the eye. A smile that says it all. The harmony. Happy anniversary, … Read more…


Can you make a real Spanish paella at home? Here’s the best recipe I’ve found and tested. Good quality short rice for paella (I used the one called Bomba), a generous pinch of saffron, best olive oil you can get, … Read more…


In the first few days of spring, our menu is unquestionably going through a substantial amount of spring cleaning; with warming, comforting dishes taking a back seat and giving way to much lighter, fresher recipes. There seems to be a … Read more…


Oh yes, I think pizza is one of my favourite surprise dishes. Almost every time I mention to someone how much we like to have a pizza on one of the weekend afternoons, there’s that understanding in their eyes that … Read more…


Time for another pasta recipe on the blog. This time, my take on lasagna, which again is often seen as a heavy option, with the bĂ©chamel sauce often being the main culprit for this unhealthy fame. Let’s see if I … Read more…


Cold, still dark evenings are just the time for warm, creamy pasta dishes. One by one, every mouthful fills your body with warmness, wrapping around you like a cosy blanket. Yes, the first feeling is the one of warmth, then … Read more…


Struggling to find inspiring vegetables in the middle of winter? Just have a look at the selection of onions, big or small, brown or red, in a variety of shapes to choose from. This is a perfect time of the … Read more…


There are three main ingredients and tastes around Polish Christmas Eve: sauerkraut, dried mushrooms and poppy seed. Well, yes there is plenty of fish too under many guises, but that’s a topic for another blog. For me, the best thing … Read more…