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

fish / riba / kala

Fish pitas / Pita kruh s ribom / Pita leivät kalan kera

When Tilli was living in Barcelona and Ružmarin in Croatia they spent their nights browsing through countless recipes searching for something special to cook when they saw each other every few months. When Tilli stumbled upon an amazing picture of fish tacos complete with vibrant condiments and a zingy sauce he was sure he had found a… Continue reading Fish pitas / Pita kruh s ribom / Pita leivät kalan kera

desserts / deserti / jälkiruoat

Birthday Strawberries & Chocolate / Rođendanske jagode i čokolada / Synttäri Mansikoita ja Suklaata

Whoever said you should always test out a cake before you make it for a special occasion clearly didn’t live in a household of two. As much as we love a good dessert, munching up half a cake just to prepare for the actual birthday is just too much to handle. As is the idea… Continue reading Birthday Strawberries & Chocolate / Rođendanske jagode i čokolada / Synttäri Mansikoita ja Suklaata

desserts / deserti / jälkiruoat · Uncategorized

Panna Cotta with Balsamic Strawberries / Panna cotta s jagodama u balzamičnom octu / Panna cotta balsamietikka mansikoiden kera

There’s something special about the way this dessert shakes and wobbles as it is set in front of you, suspended in a magical phase exactly half-way between liquid and solid. Spoons simply disappear into the panna cotta sphere as if there was a magnet hidden somewhere in the creamy depths. It can be as simple as this… Continue reading Panna Cotta with Balsamic Strawberries / Panna cotta s jagodama u balzamičnom octu / Panna cotta balsamietikka mansikoiden kera

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

meat / meso / liha

Slow-roasted Lamb Pasta / Tjestenina s pečenom janjetinom / Lammaspaisti pasta

Our food obsessions are not going anywhere, but now that both of us have full-time jobs, we had to double-think some of our routines. We realized we have to let go of the habit of impromptu deciding what’s for dinner and start doing the planning and grocery shopping over the weekend. It took some time… Continue reading Slow-roasted Lamb Pasta / Tjestenina s pečenom janjetinom / Lammaspaisti pasta