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

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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

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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

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Mushroom Soup & Onion Crostini / Juha od gljiva i kruščići s lukom / Sienikeitto ja crostinit

If you think good mushroom soup is something that absolutely requires an array of wild mushrooms and significant skill, read on. For us, it was something you order only at restaurants that come with innumerable forks and knives next to your plate, or risk the chance of an overly creamy, fake-tasting concoction. In comes Jamie Oliver with… Continue reading Mushroom Soup & Onion Crostini / Juha od gljiva i kruščići s lukom / Sienikeitto ja crostinit

fish / riba / kala · soup / juha / keitto

Finnish salmon soup with easy bread / Finska juha od lososa i brzi kruh / Lohikeitto ja helppo leipä

This soup is a Finnish classic and has made a come-back on the culinary scene recently. It features ingredients that were staples in the earlier Nordic kitchen and has that special something, with the pink salmon cubes and bright orange carrots floating in a creamy broth. It is a great way to warm up during… Continue reading Finnish salmon soup with easy bread / Finska juha od lososa i brzi kruh / Lohikeitto ja helppo leipä