Patatas bravas with chorizo

If you spend a lot of time with a fridge door open looking for answers, the answer may be potatoes! You know, how scientists discover that some food is harmful to you, because *&^^%$^&... And then almost in parallel, some other scientists discover that same food is *%^^% amazing, prevents cancer and other life's misfortunes. … Continue reading Patatas bravas with chorizo

Chicken breast with black pepper marinade

"Food is a central activity of mankind and one of the single most significant trademarks of culture."~Mark Kurlansky I've developed a serious habit of reading labels at the store. In the beginning grocery shopping took me quite a bit of time. Now that a lot of labels are somewhat familiar, the process is not as … Continue reading Chicken breast with black pepper marinade

Buffalo wings

"Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that’s bad for you!" ~Tommy Smothers Who am I to say so... I don't eat meat at all for over 7 years now, but I do like preparing it for others. The most interesting part is getting it right without tasting, going only by smell. … Continue reading Buffalo wings

Tagliatelle with chanterelles

"Life is a combination of magic and pasta" Federico Fellini I love good pasta once in a while. If I had a better metabolism, I swear I would  be loving it so much more often. Yet once I indulge in it, I like it with all the essentials - a bit of butter, cheese, creamy … Continue reading Tagliatelle with chanterelles

Chicken stuffed zucchini blossoms

"The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it." I always look forward to the summer, when there are so many amazing foods growing all over the place! Fresh vegetables, herbs, fruits and berries. I keep promising myself I will spend a lot of time with … Continue reading Chicken stuffed zucchini blossoms

Chili con carne in dark beer

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives. -Oscar Wilde Ok, so I've admitted a number of times I am a vegetarian! Which doesn't stop me from cooking meat for other people. To me it's been quite an interesting journey - cooking something that I don't taste along the way. It … Continue reading Chili con carne in dark beer

Juicy and moist slow cooked duck breast with red cabbage puree

"Like pornography, junk [food] might be tough to define but you know it when you see it" ~Mark Bittman, Food Journalist To me personally fast food doesn't have a direct correlation with junk food. Fast can be healthy. Depending on what you eat and where you eat it. However I do agree with Mr Mark … Continue reading Juicy and moist slow cooked duck breast with red cabbage puree