Tuesday, September 16, 2014


I haven't been here for a while for a reason.
In the last 6 weeks we went back to Hungary and then spent a week in Italy, where it was literally rainy. Awful. Honestly. But the food was brilliant as always.
And going back to Hungary I was spoiled as my Mum, Mother-in law, and my Sister cooked most of the time, so I hardly cooked anything. I enjoyed the fantastic Minestrone what was made by my Mother-in-law, my Grandma's Filled Pepper, my Mum's  Floating Island and my Sister's lovely stews. My boys ate dozen of Scnitzels with chips almost every other day and no doubt they were not bored by that by the end of the long holiday.  But by the end of the sixth week I really missed my kitchen. I would have liked to cook and bake in my own dishes to my taste. I had many ideas what to bake with figs, grapes, blackberry and try something new with squash, chestnut and so on.
So here is my very first recipe at the beginning of autumn. A real comfort food. Ideal diner on a rainy day when it's chilly outside but eating a hot curry can be heart warming. Curry with Chickpeas Squash and Aubergine. The whole meal was inspired by the vegs which are in season now, and seasoned with mild, fragrant spices.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Where should I start? At the beginning... I read about a recipe competition a couple of weeks ago. The theme was so inspiring that even if I'm really busy to work for a new, lovely client on a huge project quite recently  I couldn't resist that. The organizers look  for Tuscany inspired recipes! I love Tuscany and I'm definitely in love with Italian food. Only two weeks and we'll be there again as every year. If I close my eyes I can see myself getting up early and drive for the local market to look for the best Italian burrata, mussels, juicy fresh fruits and bread. What kind of other adventure could be more  fantastic than hunting through an Italian market? To me nothing.

Monday, June 30, 2014


Oysters.... ambivalent food, isn't it? I know someones how would die for it and know many others who would never ever tasted even if they died of starving.
My first memory with oyster was about 10 years ago. I was sitting in a fancy restaurant where lots of dozens of oysters were sitting on ice. They looked so inviting I couldn't resist them. But I was more than disappointed. It was not tasty, not bad just like nothing. So after then I haven't tried again. Until a couple of weeks ago when I read a great interview on lovely Lizzy's site on Bizzy Lizzy's Good Things. There were so many new infos in that to me, that I decided to go for it again. I searched heavily on the web for a recipe to my taste. I was sure to eat them with some juicy veg. And what could be juicer than some fresh, red tomatoes? So tomato salsa proved a good decision and all in all it was much more delicious than anything in my kitchen recently.

Friday, June 6, 2014


Recently I'm not in a mood to develop on my own recipes. I'm rather focusing on improving my photography skills and just cook our loved and easy made family favorite recipes instead. The season of spring is a real heaven in terms of ingredients. Asparagus, new potato, broad beans, peas, rhubarb are in season at almost the same time. I could eat them every day and I have so many all time favorite recipes that I wouldn't like to change. But sometimes a new recipe, a bit of freshness or a tiny little twist can be added to my home made foods.

This recipe was published in Guardian last Saturday. The author stated that it was a real Provencal starter could be served on canape or as a dip. Sounds great! Go ahead, it's really-really delicious! 

Sunday, June 1, 2014


Even if it was made at the end of May, it was quite hot. Hotter than expected in the UK in this time. 
And watermelon was so sweet as in high season. 
This combo is the easiest summer starter I can imagine, so the recipe is just almost nothing, the idea behind is simple and perfect. Just go ahead and if You arrange a garden party recently it will be definitely a showstopper!