• Bread

    My take on Foccacia

    This Saturday I decided to try and cook Foccacia. Now you my Italians friends out there don’t judge my take on it. I found the recipe in one of the newspapers that I am reading – can’t even remember which one. I just wrote he recipe in one of my diaries and I just thought that Saturday will be the day when I will just try it. So here is what you need: – 7 g. Dry yeast – 500 g. Flour – 2 tbsp. salt – 250 ml. Warm water – 6 tbsp. olive oil – 1 tbsp or more of dried thyme Preparation is very easy. All you…

  • Quick Meals,  Salads

    Aubergine spread

    This Aubergine spread – in Romanian Zacusca de vinete – is cooked in big quantities at the end of the summer. I remember that my grandmother use to make around 20-30 jars to last us all the way through the winter. That was because it was a bit more difficult to find fresh aubergines,tomatoes and peppers through the winter. These days it is a lot easier so I just buy a couple of aubergines and grill them. So for this spread you will need the below ingredients: 2 aubergines 3 peppers – red,yellow and green 1 tin chopped tomatoes 2 large onions 1 clove of garlic Oil Salt Pepper Firstly…

  • Soups

    Soup a la slow cooker

    So yesterday I decided to use my slow cooker again. I think we bought it about 5 years ago but only used it a couple of times – maximum 10 times. I think is just that I find it a bit difficult to just forget about the conventional way of cooking . But yesterday it just seem handy to just put everything in the slow cooler and leave it cook while I was cleaning up the house. So then I put a litre of water in the slow cooker and cover just to let it boil for a little bit. In the meantime I just prepared the vegetables. You see…

  • Salads

    Vitamin Salad

    Today a very quick and healthy recipe from the romanian repertoire…Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 carrot 1 medium celery root 2 small cucumbers 1 big apple 3 nice tomatoes 5 – 6 ripe plums (or 2 – 3 tablespoons of pitted sour cherries) ½ cup sour cream juice from ½ lemon 1 teaspoon confectioner’s sugar saltClean the carrot and celery root, julienne, place in a salad bowl, add thinly sliced cucumbers and apple, peeled, seeded and sliced tomatoes, sliced plums or pitted sour cherries. Mix everything with the sour cream to which you added lemon juice, sugar and salt, just before serving.