Recently I was asked why I chose to write a food blog. I could have chosen several topics, but my choice was quite simple. I love cooking and I wanted to do something that I shared with my mum, our passion for cooking, not by using a recipe book, but by “inventing” our own recipes. I remember that I was asked once when I was I child: “How come your mum is such a good cook?”. My answer was simple: “She opens al the cupboards and puts everything into the pot, and out comes the delicious food”. My grandfather was also a passionate cook, I remember even now, how he explained to his 5 year old granddaughter how to make “plăchie” – a fish dish that I will share with you later.
I do have a wall of cooking books, but I use those for inspiration, to create my own dishes.
I will try to make savoury dishes that can be adapted for a vegetarian living, and that those can, by a simple change of ingredients, be made into simple meat or chicken dishes. I will add a few fish recipes that I love and deserts.
I will try to make some new experiences by cooking game (never done that before, but with a hunter in the house I get prime game meat). And I will add some of my favorite dishes as I travelled the world and some of best-loved childhood dishes.
Some days I might just want to write about a favorite ingredient or spices and their benefits.
So, this is a blog dedicated to my mother, to the memory of her spaghetti Bolognese (a recipe that she got for the General Garibaldi while working in Macedonia under the Kosovo crisis) or her spinach with nuts or a mango desert, recipes from her stay in Africa, or how to use some of the spices as we learned about it in Nepal.
I promise that I will get better pictures… and if needed also step by step pictures.
Hope you will enjoy my recipes and try them. If you have any comments, they are more than welcome.
Because one of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating…