Jul 21, 2014

Reset time. Destination: Croatia.

We are leaving the Baltic and heading down south to the Adriatic. And by "we" I mean the three of us, the Toyota, two tents, two cook tops, one grill, two tables, three chairs... a couple of tee-shirts, dresses, flip flops. The cat stays with my parents.

On the way, we'll stop to spend a couple of days in Italy to check on the summer sales, load the car with Italian groceries and eat the best pizza. And finally, we'll be in Croatia for one whole month at a beautiful camping site, together with a mix of European nationalities where "ciao", "morgen", "hello", "hi", "dober dan" or a smile are all accepted greetings.

I'll still be cooking, outdoors with a view of the blue sea. (Julian will be doing the dishes... outdoors, with the same view). Other than that, I'll be concentrating on doing absolutely nothing...

Jul 17, 2014

Marzipan tart with red and black currants


Following my sister's notion of a thin crust, creamy filling and lots of currants on top...

Jul 14, 2014

Flipped rye focaccia with cherry tomatoes, olives and prosciutto


In this upside down version of focaccia, juices and flavors from tomatoes, olives and prosciutto don't have any other place to go but into the bread...

Jul 10, 2014

Creamy almond cake with red currants and white chocolate


Ah, the red currants... best when grabbed straight from the bushes when spending Summers in the country... years ago.  Grandma doesn't have the garden anymore and I can't eat but a handful of them... too sour. Good news is, with the company of a little sugar and melted white chocolate, the red little fruit becomes a Summer bliss...

Jul 7, 2014

Fresh fava bean guacamole bruschetta


Polish Summers with fresh fava beans... very much missed when living abroad. The season is very short, it's happening now and we can't get enough of them.  In any form...