• Yummy cottage pie

    This afternoon the weather was that brilliant so I decided to cook a cottage pie for dinner. Cottage pie is one of the family favourite. So hearty and yummy! It reminds me a bit of the Romanian Musaca even that one is a lot dryer than cottage pie. I didn’t use any exact quantities for vegetables or potatoes. Only for mince – 400gr of organic mince beef from Sainsbury. So I peeled about 10 potatoes I think….and cut them as small as I could. The smaller you cut them the faster they boil. I put all the cut potatoes in a pan and leave them to boil on a low…

  • Bean and tomato spread

    The Romanian translation would be Zacusca de fasole. You see my family – hubby and boogie – don’t like aubergines so even if traditionally this spread is made with them I thought I should give it a try to the beans one. Well my idea came last weekend when we visited our dear Romanian friends for New Year. My friend Ioana had a jar of shop bought zacusca and I loved it! I think I end up eating the whole thing myself. So…I decided to google the recipe and give it a try and cook it. All the Romanian blog sites are full of ideas and different ingredients for this…