Grilled sandwich with caramelized onions, mushrooms and goat cheese

"Life is like a sandwich - the more you add to it, the better it becomes".  Sandwiches for breakfast were kind of a "default" choice when I was growing up. Easiest, quickest to make and hassle free. White bread, butter, cheese or sausage, topped with a tomato or cucumber when available. No one in our … Continue reading Grilled sandwich with caramelized onions, mushrooms and goat cheese

Thai Tom Yum

"If you've lost your appetite today, I think I have it!" I meant appetite for delicious food, prepared with lots of love and attention. I love how greeks say "food is love". I think this could be applicable to so many nations or individual people, who actually think what they eat and appreciate the new … Continue reading Thai Tom Yum

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

Potato pancakes with runny eggs and truffle oil

"Sundays are meant for two things. One is pancakes. The other one is R rated". ~Me Oh how much I love Sundays! When getting out of bed in the morning is optional. Coffee in bed. Relaxing, feeling lazy and treating yourself to food. Quite often my Sundays end up being all breakfast food all day … Continue reading Potato pancakes with runny eggs and truffle oil

Barley soup with dried mushrooms

It's not a diet! It's called eating healthy!'Tis the season! Days are getting shorter and the air crispier. It is the beginning of November and I can't help but notice how commercial Christmas is becoming - lights and decorations are already out in some of the stores. I guess it is human nature to do … Continue reading Barley soup with dried mushrooms

Egg noodles with forest mushrooms and soy

"Fast food is popular because it's convenient, it's cheap, and it tastes good. But the real cost of eating fast food never appears on the menu." I think a lot of people over complicate things. In many aspects of life - and since food is one of the most important ones - in eating too. … Continue reading Egg noodles with forest mushrooms and soy

Curry crepes with mushrooms and veggies

“Love is like breakfast with Mildred. Who’s Mildred? How the heck should I know? I don’t eat breakfast.” Jarod Kintz Spending a weekend over at friends' cabin with a huge and well equipped kitchen, it was beyond a pleasure to do all the cooking. Well, not all - my friend prepared the octopus (braised in … Continue reading Curry crepes with mushrooms and veggies

Barley risotto with porcini and fresh thyme

"Falling in love is like eating mushrooms. You never know if it's the real thing until it's too late!" I'm back on track to empty my fridge! Last year was unbelievably generous with mushrooms. Facebook was loaded with everyone's photos of porcini. Those gorgeous mushrooms where growing even in places where usually you wouldn't find … Continue reading Barley risotto with porcini and fresh thyme

Omelette with smoked mackerel, broccoli and mushrooms

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?" "What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?" "I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully. "It's the same thing," he said.”― A.A. Milne My favorite meal of the … Continue reading Omelette with smoked mackerel, broccoli and mushrooms