Ajvar

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A delicious roasted bell pepper and eggplant spread that we discovered with delight on our trip in Southeast Europe. Grocery stores have countless varieties. The best Ajvar we ate in a family in Bosnia-Herzegovina. It is sweet, sour, salty, and … Continue reading

Traditional Mediterranean Hummus

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Since a dear friend introduced me to hummus, I have been preparing it quite often. The word originates from the Arabic and means “chickpea”. It is an oriental specialty consisting of pureed chickpeas and sesame paste. It goes great together … Continue reading

Lavender cinnamon semolina pudding with chocolate sauce

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Did you know that you can eat lavender? My godchild inspired me to this recipe. Prepared in less than 10 minutes. Love to surprise my hosts with it. Lavender has a distinctive taste with hints of mint and rosemary and … Continue reading

Chickpeas in a roasted bell pepper coconut sauce

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This recipe is strongly inspired by my travels. From the oriental as well as the Asian and Latin American cuisine. Smoked paprika powder reminds a few people of the taste of meat. I can’t say that, but I think it … Continue reading

Gallo Pinto (bean and rice) recipe

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Gallo Pinto is the national dish of Costa Rica. Most people here eat it especially for breakfast. You can find this dish also in other countries in Central America under a different name. In Nicaragua for example they use red … Continue reading