This morning I recived a big box from Natalya! She made me a present – box full of Yerba Mate! I don’t know from witch one I should start :))) Thank you Natalya! :)
Roasted duck stuffed with apples
Ingredients: 1 fresh or frozen duck weighing 1.5-2.5 kg 3-4 apples 1 tbsp marjoram 3-4 tbsp cranberries or blueberries (optional) 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp lemon juice sugar pepper salt oil or lard to grease the form Duck (from frozen – defrost in the refrigerator for 8-12 hours) clean of excess fat and massage […]
Sticky toffee pudding
The taste that rocks my face :) You need: 200g dried dates, stoned and chopped 250ml black tea (not too strong) 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 85g unsalted butter 175g self-raising flour 1 tsp mixed spice 175g goldencaster sugar 2 eggs For the toffee sauce you need: 100g light muscovado sugar 100g unsalted butter 142ml […]
When I was a child my mum was making delicious crescent-moon cakes. I still remember the taste, but I have not got the recepie. So I tried to recreate that taste… You need: 4 eggs 150g icing sugar 150g flour 150g butter or margarine 1½ tsp baking powder 2 tbsp cocoa powder 1 tsp rum […]
Uszka – oosh-ka
Because I am pressed for time, I have to start to make some dishes for Christmas eve and freeze them… So today I will make Polish uszka – dumplings or I should rather say ravioli . On Christmas Eve I will serve them with barszcz czerwony – borscht (beetroot soup). The recipe was given to me by […]
One day my Romanian friend was describing one of Romanian delicacy’s. It is called zacusca, a vegetable spread made from roasted aubergine, roasted red peppers, tomatos and chopped onion. A few days later I found it in one of the shops on Leith Walk in Edinburgh. So I bought it and spread it on a bread […]
The week before Christmas in Edinburgh
Somewhere in Leith… Meanwhile on Princes Street… The reindeers shouldn’t be there… Cairngorm Reindeer Herd Snowy madness on Princes Street You can try roller skiing… Dojo Taiko Performance Team Painter Santa train Princes Street is offering everything for everyone :)))
One day Natalya offered me Che mate, and it was almost as good as Canarias Yerba mate, so I bought more in Lupe Pintos in Edinburgh. But Canarias is my favourite.
From a certain time you can buy Frugo in selected TESCO stores in Edinburgh. Frugo was a cult fruit drink in the ’90s in Poland. The brand was reincarnated after a decade taken off the market. Get seduced!
Today Martushka recommended “Cain” by Jose Saramago.