They call me Salad, Mimosa Salad

Time – 10 mins   |   Difficulty – Easy shmizy   |   Type – Half vegi  |   Price – One beer Summary This is another popular pre-meal summer salad – yes in Macedonia, and the Balkans altogether, massive amounts of salad are served before the actual meal with the unavoidable grape spirit called rakia/rakija/raky (40% + alcoholic content)….

Sunny side-down Portoburger

Time – 45 mins   |   Difficulty – Moderate   |   Type – Vegi or not   |   Price – pocket friendly  Summary No, this burger does not contain port liqueur, even though I can imagine how that can be an entertaining combination. The title stands for portobelo mushroom burger. This recipe is inspired by a recipe taken from…

Summer Stew Vertigo

This recipe is usually cooked in the spring and summer months when local tomatoes and peppers are in season and usually that means full of flavour and a good price. It is called “letna mandza” in Macedonian or in direct translation summer stew. Sometimes in the Balkans it is referred to as mish-mash or a…

Corn Bread – Pepper & Olive Edition

This recipe, so called “Proja” in Macedonian, started out from a cooking magazine cut-out that my grandmother kept in her not-so-neat cookbook. It is incredibly easy, versatile and can be combined with many other meals. Ingredients Corn flour 100g Wheat flour 80g Yoghurt half a cup or 100-150g  (you can use qwark) Diced red peppers and black…

Tomato Soup Simplicity

  In those moments when you just want a lite and refreshing coup of soup – tomato soup does the trick, and does it very well. This recipe is intended for 2-3 people. You can scale it down of course but then how will you do repetitions, or an evening snack. Ingredients: A litter of…

Wok me Baby One More Pork

Been a while since the last post but cooking is happening and food is deliciously being digested. But back to our latest improvisation with leftovers as I do get annoyed when food gets thrown away. The resources: We have leftover: pork slices, rice noddles (pre-boil them), limburgesse mustard (the one with seeds), soy sauce, and some sweet and…

Vodka Martini Vortex

Vodka Martini, stirred not shaken! One shot vodka Dash of dry martini 3 cubes of ice Half a shot mixed lime and lemon juice Splash of sprite or scweppes bitter lemon 1 or 2 drops of worchester sausce Mix it all in, wait for the ice to melt a bit, stir and drink. Add water…

Baked salmon with potatoes and zucchini

I have been eating a lot of salmon recently, and decided to try to spice up the recipe a bit. I was quite happy with what I got: Here’s what you’ll need: 500 gr of potatoes salmon fillet 1 medium sized zucchini 1 small-medium onion 1 lemon spices, capers Wash and peel the potatoes, and…

Mushrooms-not-wasted soup

If you got mushrooms and you don’t know what to do with them and expiry date is … well today 🙂 make a soup. Ingredients: Anything you have left in the fridge but in my case that is Mushrooms 1 carrot 1 bag of instant chicken soup Black pepper Salt Chunky red paprika (bukovec) 1…

Peas on The Fly

If you trying to avoid meat (maybe you are fasting) then this recepie might give you enough protein while you are shying away from the meat group. So here are the ingredients of a 5 min preparation and 10 min cooking: 1 half onion 10  mushrooms  ( I guess around 100-200 grams) 1 can of…