On the wild side – bear’s garlic pesto

Bear's garlic is highly valued for its strong scent and delicate taste. It is an early spring tonic boosting with loads of vitamins.

Beetroot and goat cheese tartalette

Just beet it! There's one question that I always answer differently - "what is your favorite dish?". The first thought that comes to my mind - "Well, what exactly do you mean?" It depends... On time of the year, month or even day, who I'm with, where I am, what music is playing in my … Continue reading Beetroot and goat cheese tartalette

Parsley pesto

Never say never! #OMGImquotingJustinBieber... There was a time when parsley never made it to my shopping basket. It has never been the flavor I craved for and when ordering at restaurants, it was kindly asked to step out of my plate if I could locate it in its original shape and form. So needless to … Continue reading Parsley pesto

Breakfast pizza with runny quail eggs

Pizza for breakfast? Hell, yeah! The regular, ordinary pizza is not really my thing. I know - there may be something wrong with me. Who doesn't like pizza, right? I wouldn't say I don't like it. I'd have it once in a while when someone else decides to take a date or gate together to … Continue reading Breakfast pizza with runny quail eggs

Zucchini waffles with lightly smoked salmon

"Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast". Lewis Carroll I love those days when there's plenty of time for a long, leisurely breakfast and no need nor wish to hurry anywhere. It's a true happy place. Top that with a day off, sunshine on the terrace and a glass of chilled … Continue reading Zucchini waffles with lightly smoked salmon

Pearl barley with caramelized vegetables

"Pros and cons of making food. Pros - food, cons - making" I consider this time of year the period "in between". The fresh vegetables grown locally are not quite there yet and the root vegetables grown last season are still good enough. Don't you have that feeling when hitting the store you see all … Continue reading Pearl barley with caramelized vegetables

Toast with avocado and scrambled eggs

"There has never been a sadness that can't be cured by breakfast food". I swear sometimes I really look forward to going to bed at night just because I really look forward to breakfast. I'm not sure if I know another person, who actually gets up earlier for work so I could enjoy my leisurely … Continue reading Toast with avocado and scrambled eggs

Eggplant and potato salad

" Vegetables are a must on a diet.  I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie."  ~Jim Davis I'm a huge fan of few ingredients on a plate. I do admit, some recipes require a bunch of spices, herbs, a whole bouquet of vegetables or a mix of seafood, but overall, I like it … Continue reading Eggplant and potato salad

Quail with oven roasted root vegetables

"Vegetarians! Stop eating my food's food!" Now that coming from my mouth does sound confusing - I am vegetarian. I do love cooking, so that doesn't stop me from preparing meat for others. Although with time certain ethical morals start creeping in, but that would be a whole different story. Food is love, people who eat … Continue reading Quail with oven roasted root vegetables