The classic margarita.

The classic margarita.

Truth be told there is no "recipe" I have spent more time perfecting than my regular friday night margaritas. A classic margarita has only three ingredients:tequila, orange liqueur, and fresh lime juice, served with a salt rim. For the tequila I use either blanco {clear in colour, aged the least} or reposado {amber coloured, aged [...]

Amaretti

Amaretti

If you're an Italophile like me you don't need a lot of prompting to try these delicious chewy cookies. But when a friend just KEPT ON sharing pics of Italian sweets online and then my hairdresser offered me a freshly baked amaretti, who was I to resist? They are super quick and easy to whip [...]

Fritule

Fritule

According to Wikipedia, fritule are "a festive Croatian pastry made particularly for Christmas. They resemble little doughnuts... Venetian frìtole... they are usually flavored with rum and citrus zest, containing raisins, and are topped with powdered sugar." For me they're also a whole lot more. They were one of my favourite sweet treats growing up, and [...]

Laksa

Laksa

Back when I first shared this recipe I was really proud of trying something new that, for so many years, was completely off my taste radar. I had no idea that it would become such a popular and frequently made meal, possibly the go-to dish when we want something hearty and full of flavour.  Obviously [...]

Blitva {Spinach & Potato}

Blitva {Spinach & Potato}

This is a classic vegetable dish found all up and down the Dalmatian coastline, and will be listed on pretty much every menu. It's as simple as silverbeet and potatoes {not always potatoes but usually} and is served as a side dish.  Ingredients: 1 bunch of silverbeet 3 - 4 medium size potatoes, Desiree are [...]