“Krumpirusa” or potato strudel

Croatia is a small country and throughout history she had many countries that ruled her. The influence of different „masters“ can be recognized in our kitchen. One of the empires that ruled part of today’s Croatia (in 15.century)  was the Ottoman Empire (present-day Turkey). Except that nowadays many of our housewives (and “housemen”) adore Turkish… Continue reading “Krumpirusa” or potato strudel

Spaghetti all’aglio, olio e peperoncino

Or in short, just aglio e olio is one of my favorite dishes. It is on our table at least once a week. It’s, simple, cheap and delicious! Spaghetti aglio olio is traditional Italian pasta, some say that it is originaly from Naples, and the  others claim it comes from Abruzzo. I’m not Italian, so… Continue reading Spaghetti all’aglio, olio e peperoncino

Hokkaido pumpkin cream soup

Hokkaido pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima Duchesne ssp. maxima convar.) is excellent for both sweet and savory dishes. This queen among pumpkins is great because of its’ low calorie level, and the fact that she’s full of vitamines, fibres and minerals, so it would be a shame not use it now, in zenith of her harvest. Here… Continue reading Hokkaido pumpkin cream soup