Russian Fruit and Quark Pancakes

Russian Fruit and Quark Pancakes

The minute I saw this video from Alissa Timoshkina I had to treat myself to such a scrumptious breakfast. In Russian called блины (Blini), the sweet and stuffed version of Blintzes – Russian Fruit and Quark Pancakes. As former Tschechoslovakia … Continued

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Strawberry Baby Specials

Strawberry Baby Specials

Happy Children’s Day everyone. When I was a kid, my mom used to take us to the Pizza Hut or the McDonald’s. I am pretty sure my daughter would appreciate it, too. However, I decided to dedicate this one to … Continued

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Easy Farmer’s Cheese Fondue

Easy Farmer’s Cheese Fondue

Easy Farmer’s Cheese Fondue Recipe has been for many years in our family book. Originally, I remember the recipe from the TV when I was a kid and my favourite Slovak actor was baking it in the show. Ever since, … Continued

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Smooth Walnut Cake with Fruits

Smooth Walnut Cake with Fruits

The Mother’s Day. How do you treat your moms? Perhaps something healthy, light and easy going. Despite of my mom’s taste, I’ve decided to try this chocolate loaf filled with bananas. Let me tell you, my mom was really happy. … Continued

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Springish Green Asparagus Quiche

Springish Green Asparagus Quiche

Asparagus is one of my top spring vegetables that I am desperately searching for every spring. In countries I live in, it is very seasonal, therefore, there is limited time to enjoy it. I always gotta do the most of … Continued

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Black & White Tartelettes

Black & White Tartelettes

Following up my little “tartelette” project, I give you 2 of my Easter flavours: vanilla with strawberry and chocolate with sour cherry. I’ve got inspired by my favourite Slovak tv show and let me tell you: even though I’ve got … Continued

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Scrumptious Tomato Veggie Sauce with a Tender Smoked Beef Roast

Scrumptious Tomato Veggie Sauce with a Tender Smoked Beef Roast

This recipe is really one of the comfort food meals that noone can deny, perhaps the vegetarians. However, the veggie sauce is so flavoursome that it tastes good even by itself with potato mash. For the meat lovers, buy a … Continued

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Very Chocolate Hot Cross Buns with Cranberries

Very Chocolate Hot Cross Buns with Cranberries

Do you fancy chocolate bread? I am talking about a good quality bitter dark chocolate bread. If so, this is the way to go on Easter – Very Chocolate Hot Cross Buns with Cranberries. As I have mentioned many times, … Continued

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Fresh Cheese Roll

Fresh Cheese Roll

Parties, weddings, any kind of festive occasions of my childhood reminds me of this recipe – Fresh Cheese Roll. You can add salami, ham, smoked salmon and layer with a spread you are in the mood for: egg, crab, garlic, … Continued

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Satisfying Potato Gratin

Satisfying Potato Gratin

What’s not to love? So creamy and yummy at the same time, always accompanying some lovely fish, barbecue or just like that with green salads – Satisfying Potato Gratin. The word gratin comes from the French word “gratter”, which means … Continued

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Traditional Slovak Dumplings

Traditional Slovak Dumplings

So many recipes to choose from. Some people say that you should never add an egg into the dough, or sour cream into a sheep cheese. I am quite open-minded and I also like to prepare things how we like … Continued

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Milky Serbian Rice

Milky Serbian Rice

I got to be super honest here I am really not a big fan of milk and rice. Weird? Perhaps, and even though I did my research I have no clue why is this recipe called the “Serbian” rice. However, … Continued

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Homemade Mille-feuille Strawberry Cake

Homemade Mille-feuille Strawberry Cake

Today, I consider myself a grown-up. I am so proud that finally, after all those years, I made my very 1st homemade all butter puff pastry. Let me tell you, it’s totally worth it! Give it some love, store in … Continued

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Sweet Beer Pork Ribs

Sweet Beer Pork Ribs

In my opinion, you can serve ribs with pretty much anything and they will be a star on a festive table. These Sweet Beer Pork Ribs are not tricky at all, just prepare them at least 1 day ahead (2 … Continued

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Easy Pear Compote

Easy Pear Compote

My memory of the pear compote goes to Sunday’s lunch. Pairing with roasted chicken and rice is one of the most common in the countries I come from. Pears, cherries, peaches, you name it. My grandmother has been a master … Continued

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Fast Mexican Bites

Easy Student Snack

Why student? This salad brings me back to my student years, when I used to prepare it at home quite often. Of course, back then I was used to different techniques: pretty much throwing all in. I also didn’t think … Continued

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Spiced Up Duck Roast with Oranges

Spiced Up Duck Roast with Oranges

A beautiful piece of scrumptious meat, veggies, fresh herbs and spices, oranges and wine. Let’s get the party started – Spiced Up Duck Roast with Oranges. The only things you need to create this beautiful recipe are good products and … Continued

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Posh Gorgonzola Bruschetti with Figs

Posh Gorgonzola Bruschetti with Figs

Posh Gorgonzola Bruschetti with Figs (inspired here) – Incredible flavour, it is even emberassing how easy it can be. Anyway, all done in 10 minutes and you will be a star of appetizers. If you serve for meat lovers, you … Continued

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Slow-cooked Gingerbread Rabbit

Slow-cooked Gingerbread Rabbit

Rabbit and gingerbread is the combination I have ever wanted to try. I’ve known it as a traditional recipe cooked slowly in a rich sweet sauce full of plums, candied fruits and almonds. Perhaps in that matter, you can consider … Continued

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Yummy Teriyaki Chicken with Sticky Rice

Yummy Teriyaki Chicken with Sticky Rice

Such a simple dish with so much taste within – Yummy Teriyaki Chicken with Sticky Rice. This scrumptious Japanese technique satisfies even more difficult gourmands. The Teriyaki glaze can be used in combination with fish, red meat or poultry. This … Continued

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Marble Marmalade Bundt Cake

Marble Marmalade Bundt Cake

Let me drag your attention: a beautiful layer of a simple olive oil sponge, mixed with good quality cocoa powder, finished up with a generous layer of cranberry marmalade. Let’s start: easy and make a delicious Marble Marmalade Bundt Cake. … Continued

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Royal Chicken Salad

Royal Chicken Salad

The second I saw this salad recipe I knew I had to try it. Figure it out for yourself: a cooked chicken, the sweetness of the dried fruit, the taste of Marsala wine, scrumptious spice and the sourness too. It … Continued

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Bulgarian Shopska Salad

Bulgarian Shopska Salad

The most typical and traditional appetizer known throughout the whole Balkan – Bulgarian Shopska Salad. This colourful eye-catching salad has its origins in Western Bulgaria. The plating has a temperament of the ancestors of this region. The white cheese symbolises … Continued

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Slavic Filled Pepper Meatballs in Fresh Tomato Sauce

Slavic Filled Pepper Meatballs in Fresh Tomato Sauce

My first memory of this dish goes to our canteen in my elementary school. Trust me, that isn’t the best culinary memory. Secondly, my dad has never been a fan of traditional meat sauces and soups, therefore, my mother has … Continued

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Easy Balkan Tzatziki Salad

Easy Balkan Tzatziki Salad

Can you feel the summer vibe? Every time I make this Easy Balkan Tzatziki Salad, I feel like it is 35 degrees out there. Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, you name it. Cucumber, fresh dill, thick yoghurt and nuts are totally refreshing … Continued

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Prague Beef Goulash

Prague Beef Goulash

I’ve already offered you a classic Beef Hungarian Goulash Recipe as I’ve known it since my childhood. It presents a thick soup made of meat and vegetables, preferably beef. Today, I honour my living in beautiful Prague and I give … Continued

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Fulfilling Rabbit Pâté

Fulfilling Rabbit Pâté

Today is the day that I treat myself to some nice pieces of organic rabbit livers. Fresh, smooth and juicy! When cooking wild meat like rabbit, it is always good to use some good flavour in it. I went for … Continued

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Satisfying Week Dinner Hot Dogs

Satisfying Week Dinner Hot Dogs

Who doesn’t like them? Satisfying Week Dinner Hot Dogs are a guarantee of an easy, fast and luxurious meal at any time or occasion. You can make them healthier, sweeter, spicier or more baby like. No limits to imagination. I … Continued

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Czech Beef Roast with Smooth Veggie Sauce

Czech Beef Roast with Smooth Veggie Sauce

One of the best meals the Czech cuisine has to offer. You can try it anywhere in the world, however, the real taste is found in the local restaurants and pubs only – Czech Beef Roast with Smooth Veggie Sauce. … Continued

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Traditional Chimney Cake

Traditional Chimney Cake

I come from Slovakia and no matter how many countries produce this beautiful sweet treat, Traditional Chimney Cake originates in Skalica – a small town near the Czech borders in the North-West of Slovakia. I am talking about the real … Continued

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Yellow Egg Salad

Yellow Egg Salad

This fulfilling snack reminds me of my Cottage Cheese Salad in some way. However, the taste is very fresh, springish and turmeric gives it a beautiful colour – Yellow Egg Salad. Chop, season and gently stir. The whole thing is … Continued

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Hot Beef Sandwiches

Hot Beef Sandwiches

This recipe is one of my old-fashioned family recipes. Hearty Hot Beef Sandwiches served on a baked bread, layered with the garlic and topped with some matured cheese. The sauce itself tastes like heaven. You can use it for any … Continued

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Dutch Coffee Cake with Raisins

Dutch Coffee Cake with Raisins

When our Dutch-Slovak family has gathered for the 1st time, I remember all the nice treats that were brought to us. This is more of a content to write a long post about the diversity of the Dutch spectacular cuisine. … Continued

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Austrian Dumplings Casserole

Austrian Dumpling Casserole

Honoring my recent homeland, let me provide you one of the top meals what local cuisine has to offer. A large speck bread dumpling, accompanied with my hero – sauerkraut, smoked meat, full-flavoured raclette cheese and cream. Austrian Dumpling Casserole … Continued

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Comforting Beef Potato Goulash

Comforting Beef Potato Goulash

Winter. Goulash is the base of long cold evenings and hiking in summer. That’s how I know it from my childhood. During a hike in The Summer Season, goulash plays its part of our culture. Sleeping in tents, playing guitars, singing … Continued

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Delicious Hungarian Fried Bread

Delicious Hungarian Fried Bread

My Delicious Hungarian Fried Bread truly belongs to my TOP fast food, even it is meatless. There is no festive occasion in countries I come from (former Austria-Hungary Empire), where “Lángos” isn’t been served. In Slovakia, it is traditionally doused … Continued

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Dutch Festive Oliebollen and Appelflappen

Dutch Festive Oliebollen and Appelflappen

Hello New Year! The major part of the Dutch food, excluding the wonderful cuisines of minorities living in the Netherlands, is fast food. All the forms of this little greatness, from fish and egg to meat specials. They serve them … Continued

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Easy Cheesy Spreads The Blue Cheese Spread

Easy Cheesy Spreads

Thanks to my friends and family, travels and visits, I always get enough of food inspiration. More than I can handle, but I am still thankful for that. A very dear friend from Prague offered me this incredibly simple blue … Continued

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Festive Pâté with Onion Chutney

Festive Pâté with Onion Chutney

The rule number one with any kind of Pâté is the quality. I offer the basic and very natural Pâté, served on a baked garlic bread with my special onion chutney and cornichons. This one is a winner for any … Continued

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Sugar Buchteln

Sugar Buchteln

A beautiful smell of home. Buchteln, Buchty or sweet sugar rolls. Nicely risen yeast dough, served with Applemus, vanilla sauce or pears. In the countries I come from they are traditionally filled with a mixture from poppy, plum marmalade or … Continued

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Scrumptious Veal Stew

Scrumptious Veal Stew

A very satisfying Hungarian classic – paprikás based on sweet paprika, smoked paprika powder, paprika and more paprika. Traditionally, in Bratislava where I come from, we prepare this stew with chicken. I am going to follow our beautiful family recipe … Continued

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Amazing Rucola Stuffing

Amazing Rucola Stuffing

Another scrumptious long tradition recipe from my favourite Czech author Halina Pawlowska. Stuffing is a gorgeous comfort food as it can be served either way, cold and warm. It is extremely fulfilling and delicious – Amazing Rucola Stuffing. This recipe … Continued

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Czech sweet festive classic

Czech Sweet Festive Classic

Valašské frgále – Czech sweet festive classic, incredibly delicious and crazy satisfying! These beautiful yeast cakes are originated, accordingly to their name, in the region of Moravian Wallachia. Traditionally, they have been made during all important occasions like weddings, birthdays, … Continued

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Pickled Camembert

Pickled Camembert

My sincere memories of Prague. You can find this dish easily in most of the bars across Czech Republic. Traditional, humble and an easy beer snack – Pickled Camembert. You can play with the taste accordingly to your desirable ingredients. … Continued

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Honey Cake

Valentine’s Honey Cake

Such a beauty – rich, smooth and incredible delicious Valentine’s Honey Cake. Impress your beloved and have a bite of this decadence. Let me be honest, I upgraded it into a relatively healthy and baby proof dessert. My little one … Continued

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Beef Vodka Stroganoff

Beef Vodka Stroganoff

This recipe is very common in my small family. We love it, especially during The Christmas Season. I ask for it every year as this isn’t my creation. When should I have the pleasure of being served if not at … Continued

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Duck Feast

Duck Feast

Oh Yeah! I have been working on this chapter already a long time. It is quite a dispute to decide where the origins of the dish are. Duck meat is popular among many countries in the world, especially in the … Continued

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St. Nicholas Special

St. Nicholas Special

Following my article about St. Nicholas, I am presenting you one of my St. Nicholas Specials. This year special are the Dutch gingerbread cookies – called Speculaas. Upon my boy’s request I have also produced the St. Nicholas Special – … Continued

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Cranberry Glazed Smoked Ham with Pumpkin fritters

Glazed Smoked Ham with Pumpkin Fritters

A stunning glaze for any kind of holiday special, accompanied by potato-pumpkin fritters and blue cheese dressing. This is a perfect combination of the cranberry sweetness, pumpkin Rösti and a blue cheese. Get inspired and create your holiday spirit – … Continued

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Birthday Festive Brioche

Birthday Festive Brioche

The best breakfast ever, for the small ones and grown ups, too – Birthday Festive Brioche. My daughter isn’t too much into sweets. This is a great alternative. Not too sweet and very special at the same time. Traditionally, in … Continued

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amazing_beer_stew

Amazing Beer Stew

Today I chose to prepare a beautiful dish, inspired by the Flemish and the Czech, both wonderful cuisines – “Bier Stoofvlees” or Pivní guláš – Amazing Beer Stew. My brother is coming over to visit and let me tell you, … Continued

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Easy Almond Croissants

Easy Almond Croissants

Nothing is better than fresh croissants. My top breakfast is Easy Almond Croissants, inspired by my favourite Petite France Bakery. I used to buy them almost every week at a farm in Prague. So large, fluffy and delicious. I present you … Continued

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My New Year’s Brioche Breakfast

My New Year’s Brioche Breakfast

In countries I come from, this is the most popular breakfast among grown ups or little ones. Vianočka, as we call it in Slovak, is braided traditionally during the Holiday Season. Tradition of my little family is for The New … Continued

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Kapustnica: New Year’s Cabbage Soup

Kapustnica: New Year’s Cabbage Soup

This cabbage soup is a true blast after any party, especially on the New Year’s. Kapustnica is another traditional recipe for the Holiday Season or any other time of the year. The taste is in the quality of meat, and … Continued

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Nile Perch with Herbs and Christmas Potato Salad

Nile Perch with Christmas Potato Salad

Nile Perch with Christmas Potato Salad is a combination of our long-term tradition and my innovation. In the countries I come from, the fasting takes place before Christmas. Traditionally, people do not eat meat on the Christmas Eve. They serve … Continued

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Christmas Raw Roll

Christmas Raw Roll

Another luxurious dessert, memories of Prague. Many thanks go to my very good friend Zuzka – Christmas Raw Roll. A beautiful cocoa pastry base filled with lemony cream, wrapped in coconut. This one always disappears pretty fast, but just in … Continued

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Christmas Breakfast

Christmas Breakfast

Christmas breakfast should always be a little bit more special. Don’t you think so? It implies to any other holiday we like to enjoy. This is the only time of the year when I actually make this recipe. It is … Continued

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My Lovely Gingerbread

My Lovely Gingerbread

My Lovely Gingerbread is indeed very lovely and unusual from the typical one. It does not consist of honey and it does not get tough. Therefore, it can be eaten right after you make or decorate it. The real smell … Continued

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My Vanilla Crescent Cookies

My Vanilla Crescent Cookies

I almost do not want to share the wonderful family recipe for My Vanilla Crescent Cookies. They are that much delicious. However, dedicated to my mom, the secret is the smoothness of ground peeled almonds. Most of the people I … Continued

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Duck Breast 2 kinds

Duck Breast 2 kinds

Feast of St. Martin is celebrated traditionally on the 11th of November when the autumn has been completed. St. Martin was a patron of children and the poor. This holiday predicts a period of Advent. The beginning of harvest is … Continued

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basque salt

Basque Salt

Basque Salt is my catch from the beautiful region of Basque country in Spain. On my way to La Rioja region, I stopped in Salinas de Añana. These are one of the oldest salt springs in the world, coming from … Continued

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Brussels Sprouts with Honey Glazed Ham

Brussels Sprouts with Honey Glazed Ham

Brussels Sprouts with Honey Glazed Ham may seem like a complicated dish. However, it isn’t at all. I recently bought some slices of a very nice smoked deer ham at a farmer. Therefore, I was thinking how could I upgrade … Continued

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