Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

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A Foodie Pilgrimage to Sarajevo

I’ve become one of those people who holidays in the same place each year. I didn’t think I was that sort of person, but it turns out I am. I love to explore the world and embrace new and challenging holiday destinations, but when it comes to summer holidays, my family and I love to return to Croatia each year to sun ourselves on the stoney beach of Prigradica, eat our body-weight in ćevapčići and enjoy the view from our apartment. While we missed out on another island lunch with Captain Tomislav on this trip, we did get to try …

The spoils of summer in Croatia

The spoils of summer in Croatia

I have just returned from Korčula, Croatia for what has turned out to be our best family holiday. That combination of familiarity, independence and relaxation meant this was our best experience yet of our favourite beach-side spot.  The boys were old enough this time to swim by themselves and explore the rocks and we even managed an island-hopping boat tour kindly arranged by my dad. The food was, as ever, amazing. Loads of grilled meat and our favourite little ćevapčićis appearing at most meal times. We celebrated dad’s birthday with lobster buzara and AT’s birthday with another visit to the

Dinner on the Farm

On our most recent holiday to Croatia, we had the opportunity to celebrate my Dad’s birthday together as a family. We enjoyed the generous hospitality of relatives for the occasion. They made dinner for us all at their remote farm located about ten minutes out of the main village. We ate in the shade of a glorious walnut tree as the warm, sun settled behind us. V&V served up the tastiest grilled pork I’ve ever eaten along side bread, blitva – a traditional Dalmation dish, and salad made with home-grown vegetables and home-made wine.

Definitive rustic splendour.

Here, you can …

The food in Croatia

I just realised I forgot to blog about the food I encountered while holidaying in Croatia recently.

There were a few highlights, one of those being the Lobster meal we ate as a family on our last night in Prigradica.

Dad had organised one of the local restaurants to cook us up a three course extravaganza of salted fish, octopus salad for entree, then lobster buzara for our main meal followed by grilled, whole fish and blitva.

Not as glamourous as this special meal, were our daily lunches that I prepared in our little kitchen.

VC was joining on the …

Kifli

Mum made kifli the other day.

So I thought I’d photograph the event and share it with you all.

Kifli is an Eastern European sweet treat that is made by rolling biscuit dough over a dollop of jam.

These little crescent delights are not exclusively Croatian, as my research uncovered, but this here is a Croatian recipe given to my mum .
These biscuits are so good they disappear from any kitchen bench in record time. I remember having friends from school over who would look at these biscuits in curiosity and go on to eat their fair share!

My …

Pita

Here is another recipe that hails from the Croatian cuisine.

While not exclusively Croatian, probably more Eastern European, this dish can be found from Turkey, to Greece and everywhere in between and can also be called burek or gibanica, as they say in Serbia.

Many places sell it as street food and it can come in varieties sweet and savoury.

I have found a very authentic recipe for Cheese Pita at Cafe Chocolada – for the intrepid but, if you’re like me and break out in a cold sweat at the thought of making your own filo pastry, then see …