July 29, 2014

Eggplant & Mushroom Spread

Eggplant rosemary mushroom spread dip
I have always been quite indifferent to bread. You know, there are people who can live no day without slice of bread. I am definitely not one of them. Choosing between salad + a piece of bread / salad + a joint of meat or fish, I will mostly always choose the second variant. 

But there is always a but....

July 24, 2014

July 20, 2014

Roasted Honey Apricots

Roasted honey apricots
Summer is a fruit and berry season. The variety of these gifts of nature makes every day of summer even more bright and colorful. In June - lots of red and blue colored berries - strawberries, red and black currants, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries. In July stone fruits - apricots, plums, peaches - are in season.

July 18, 2014

Cherry & Almond Frangipane Tartelettes

Believe  it or not, but only today I have realized, that half of the summer is already left behind. On the one hand it makes me sad, especially because we have only two months of summer holidays at the university (NOT enough!!).
Plus I'm a little bit disappointed, because all my plans for summer vacation went wrong.

July 15, 2014

Croissants with Frangipane and Peaches + Puff Pastry recipe

croissants with frangipane and peaches puff pastry recipe step by step
To tell the truth, I didn't even think about making croissants until my Lviv weekend. 
First of all I'm not a huge fan of puff pastry. This kind of pastry seemed for me too boring (if I can use this word)....I mean I don't like the ratio of pastry to the filling, cos the amount of the last one is always much less than my expectations...so what's the point in eating "bread"..?
Secondly, I always thought they are very difficult in the making. It is so much easier to use bought from the store puff pastry (actually, I've been doing just so up to this day=). 

So, back to Lviv...

July 11, 2014

Banana Tropicana Peanut Butter Granola

banana tropicana tropical granola healthy breakfast recipe

Oh, well...It's a shame that I still haven't shown you the recipe of this mega awesome Banana Granola! Granola is that kind of thing I can't live without. I can have it for breakfast only 1 or 2 times a week, sometimes I don't eat it for weeks at all. But you will always  find a jar of granola on my kitchen.)

July 09, 2014

Hot Chocolate with Salted Whipped Cream & Lviv

hot chocolate with salted whipped cream
hot chocolate with salted whipped creamIt's been a while...a week to be exact, but it seems like a month! 
Those of you who follow me on Instagram know that I've spent the last weekend in Lviv. Yep...that is why I haven't updated blog. Actually I could (uh-huh...I have some recipes in reserve for a rainy day) but I wanted at first to write a post about trip to Lviv.
Lviv in the summer Ukraine

July 02, 2014

Village life & Ukrainian national dish VARENYKY with Cherries (step-by-step recipe with gifs)

Ukrainian national dish dessert varenyky varenyk with cherries gif step-by-step recipe
Born in big cities, growing up in the age of globalization, most of us forget about our roots, some unique customs and traditions, without which only half a century ago our grandparents couldn't imagine their lives. This rule does not always apply, nevertheless more and more people do not pay attention to their nationality in everyday life.
Ukraine field national flag patriot
The flag of Ukraine) Blue sky above, wheat field below))

I am Ukrainian and I am proud of it!
If you are interested in learning something new about Ukraine, please, go on reading) A lot of pictures!)