What’s (not) Cooking – Salad Special – (1/August/2021)

It’s hot and cooking can wait. This week, we’re having some delicious summer salads.
Add a slice of good bread that you can dip in the dressing on Thursday and send me a thank you note later.


Day 222 – Fortune Favors the Bold, the Brave and the Strong

I have enjoyed pizza (every Wednesday – and THREE DAYS IN A ROW last week), chips, pretzels and an occasional burger! And beer (I did switch to light beer, but, still, it’s beer) aaaand I DID NOT GAIN WEIGHT!


Day 191 – 30/May/2021 – Groundhog Year

Now, don’t get me wrong, that body in the mirror did not appear overnight.
It took around fifteen months of perpetual giving up to get here where I am today.


Day 108 – 08/Mar/21 – My Own Personal Demons

Usually attacks in the evening. She likes all kinds of screens, especially TV. She is the nibbler and snacker, always on the lookout for a new crunchy treat – popcorn, chips, pretzels… She isn’t a fan of silence and runs away once she hear rustle of empty bags.


Day 73 – 01/Feb/21 – Broken Record

– You shouldn’t have said that! because he is a man, because they are older, because you are properly raised, because he is your boss, because you’re going to lose your job, because he will leave you!

– You are a lady, ladies do not question the rules, they obey them, with grace!

It’s high time to stop playing that old broken record!


Day 45 – 04/Jan/2021 – The Ocean Within

– if everything fails, it seems to be perfectly acceptable to order Chinese for a Christmas dinner (all I can imagine now is my grandma looking at me in utter dismay and genuine concern for the redemption of their souls)


Day 9 – 29/Nov/2020 – The Turkey, the Pig, and Detective Olivia Benson

“Do you know why we eat turkey for Christmas and pork for the New Year’s Eve?”, my Grandma asked me over lunch one day.Being a teenager, I didn’t care much about symbolism of the food on the table (if at all), so I just shook my head and shrugged my shoulders.“Well” she continued, “the turkey,Continue reading “Day 9 – 29/Nov/2020 – The Turkey, the Pig, and Detective Olivia Benson”

Day 238 – What’s Cooking – Week 3 (18/July/2021)

Lunch menu: MondayRoasted chicken with potatoes, carrots and Brussel sproutsTuesdayCezar salad with leftover chicken WednesdaySlow-roasted pork loin in honey sauceSautéed peppers and onions ThursdayPork loin Potato saladFridaySummer minestrone with chickpeas, lentils and barleySaturdayFried fishBoiled chard (Swiss or rainbow)SundayLunch at the in-laws’ 🙂(or any leftovers du jour) Dobar tek!* * Enjoy your meal! in Croatian language

Day 231 – What’s Cooking – Week 2 (11/July/2021)

Lunch menu: MondayPotato MoussakaCucumber yoghurt saladTuesdaySpaghetti with bolognese sauceGreen lettuceWednesdayFried chicken breastsRatatouilleThursdayCold ratatouille with bruschette FridayBone brothBoiled beefBoiled potatoes and carrotsSaturdayBoiled beef leftoversPotato saladSundayMushroom risottoLettuce If you need some more inspiration, here is the link for the last week’s menu.Dobar tek! * Enjoy your meal! in Croatian language

[bleatva na lesho] Blitva na leÅ¡o

Some flavors can teleport you directly to a particular place, this is one of those.
Take a bite, close your eyes and pretend that you are somewhere in Dalmatia, soaking bread in that delicious combination of olive oil and some chard sauce, preparing for a lazy afternoon under a pine tree…