Hearty Bean Soup (juha sa grah, špek i kobasice)

Growing up as a kid in Croatia, meat wasn’t on the menu all that often, especially beef.  We had fish from the river, our own chickens, eggs if the chooks were happy laying, if not you had to buy them from your neighbours providing they were willing to sell or barter for something you had an abundance of… Continue reading Hearty Bean Soup (juha sa grah, špek i kobasice)

Roasted Carrots, Parsnip & Butter Beans (Cumin Dressing)

Roasted vegetables are wonderful to serve for large groups or for a family.  They are very easy to prepare, all you need to do is wash them, pat dry them, coat with olive oil, place on a tray and into the oven. Check on them every once in a while whilst they are cooking to… Continue reading Roasted Carrots, Parsnip & Butter Beans (Cumin Dressing)

Seafood Curry Laksa

What does one do when their favourite Malaysian restaurant closes it’s doors after many years and you can no longer get one of your favourite dishes a curry laksa.  You continue your journey around town and visit other Malaysian restaurants that have this wonderful dish on the menu.  For those occasions when one just wants… Continue reading Seafood Curry Laksa

Steamed Fish with Asian Greens

If you are in need of a light dish, you cannot go past steamed fish and lightly grilled vegetables, with a soy and mirin reduction.  Steaming is a wonderful method of cooking, it allows you to cook food through steam without using oils or fats. For a light summer lunch or dinner, easy to prepare… Continue reading Steamed Fish with Asian Greens

Vegetable Salad (Served Warm or Cold)

For the many of us planning and preparing for our Christmas gatherings, this vegetable selection just sings with goodness and is sure to be a hit at the festive table.  A combination of roasted and saute′d greens with the wonderful added sweetness of the Japanese Pumpkin.  This dish is sure to be a wonderful accompaniment… Continue reading Vegetable Salad (Served Warm or Cold)

Dried Fruit & Pear Relish

Hello dear friends, I hope that you are all well and enjoying the preparation that the festive season brings.  Life has been busy, it has been difficult to sit down and write a post.  I have had many gift ideas, recipes that I would have loved to have shared, time has just slipped away. Better planning… Continue reading Dried Fruit & Pear Relish

Roast Vegetable & Pearl Barley Salad

My inspiration for this salad comes from having to prepare a quick, healthy meal during busy times. This dish is a complete meal with an array of delicious vegetables, herb dressing and is packed full of goodness.  I always make a large quantity, the left over salad stores well and is perfect for work lunches or a… Continue reading Roast Vegetable & Pearl Barley Salad

Pickled Artichoke Hearts (Carciofo)

For my 100th recipe post I would like to share with you a simple pickled Artichoke recipe.  If you have never eaten or cooked this vegetable do not be alarmed by it’s exotic appearance.  It can be prepared in a number of different ways, on this occasion I will simply pickle and preserve them.  Artichokes were… Continue reading Pickled Artichoke Hearts (Carciofo)