breakfast / doručak / aamiainen · desserts / deserti / jälkiruoat

January cookies / Siječanjski keksi / Talvikeksit

There is one really bad thing about oatmeal cookies. Those whole five minutes when you’re supposed to be waiting for them to firm up after pulling the tray out of the oven. Oh wait, there’s another thing, the age-old problem that the whole batch might be sitting happily in your tummy before your girlfriend even lays… Continue reading January cookies / Siječanjski keksi / Talvikeksit

appetizer / predjelo / alkuruoka · Uncategorized

Party cheese sticks / Štapići od sira / Juustotikkuja hyvälle seuralle

We love parties. We love hosting them, and we love feeding our guests. What we despise with a passion, however, are the few days before when we’re trying to decide what to serve. Ružmarin is never happy with repeating the thing we made last time and only answers “maybe”, “we’ll see” or “we can think about… Continue reading Party cheese sticks / Štapići od sira / Juustotikkuja hyvälle seuralle

small meals / mala jela / pientä purtavaa · soup / juha / keitto

Chilly Cucumber soup / Osvježavajuća juha od krastavaca / Viileä kurkkukeitto

  When we cannot go to the beach for a weekend escape from the heat in Zagreb we think of all types of different ideas to stay cool while the temperatures rise. As much as we love the sauna we prefer not to have our apartment turning into one every time we use the oven. Putting… Continue reading Chilly Cucumber soup / Osvježavajuća juha od krastavaca / Viileä kurkkukeitto

soup / juha / keitto

Nettle soup / Juha od koprive / Nokkoskeitto

Growing up in two completely unrelated parts of the world, you would think we had different childhood stories to share. Instead, our happiest kid memories are the same, and almost exclusively involve the great outdoors (or the outdoors right next to our houses), and by coincidence, chasing grasshoppers. One of us has some flower-picking in the… Continue reading Nettle soup / Juha od koprive / Nokkoskeitto

salad / salata / salaatti

Picnic Potato Salad / Prvomajska krumpir salata / Vappu Perunasalaatti

Dear Finnish friends, sorry to break it to you like this, but in preparation for the May Day, we’ve already had a whole month of super warm and sunny weather. By now, we’ve already forgotten about the trees starting to grow leaves, because even the most stubborn ones are now full on green. So while we… Continue reading Picnic Potato Salad / Prvomajska krumpir salata / Vappu Perunasalaatti

salad / salata / salaatti

Last of the Winter Salad / Doviđenja zimi salata / Talven viimeinen salaatti

Lately we started strolling around the markets on sunny Saturday mornings instead of rushing through a supermarket, so we got inspired to play a bit more with our salads. We also know there’s a lot of you who pack lunches for work, and we’ll try to explore some ideas in the future on how to mix… Continue reading Last of the Winter Salad / Doviđenja zimi salata / Talven viimeinen salaatti

soup / juha / keitto

Loaded Potato Soup / Nakrcana juha od krumpira / Täydellinen perunakeitto

This March marked the first year of Tilli & Ružmarin, with 40 posts, viewed over 13000 times from 100 countries! How better to celebrate this important anniversary than by cooking a potato soup over a furnace? We spent one of the last weekends of the winter at a lovely vacation house right next to Trakošćan, where this tiramisu was also… Continue reading Loaded Potato Soup / Nakrcana juha od krumpira / Täydellinen perunakeitto