Czech Recipes

  • Soft Chocolate Cappucino Cookie Sandwiches

    Yet another incarnation of this recipe from Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook! In this version, I retained almost the same recipe for the base, but changed a few of…

  • Flavia’s Strawberry Pasta

    Strawberry pasta salad with cucumbers, fresh mozzarella, and basil turned out to be a refreshing spring lunch. I can imagine this as a sort of picnic fare, as it is…

  • Mushroom Risotto on Repeat

    There are few dishes I make repeatedly. Sure, I detest boredom of the palette as much as the next foodie, and a shortened attention span runs in my American eighties-baby…

  • Pepperoni and Bacon Pizza

    Sooo sick of cardboard frozen pizzas with tomato paste sauce, yet can’t afford Pizza Hut!  Time to make my own pizza… This was made for Valentines dinner, it just took…

  • Ribboned Zucchini and Parmesan Salad

    Eating out, exploring new restaurants, is not only such a pleasure in itself, but can often inspire dishes to be recreated at home. A few weeks ago I shared a…

  • Tips for Picky Eaters! – Sauces

       Photo by Ladybug Carnage flickr I love sauces.  I have a small collection that takes up far too much space in our fridge. Now when I say ‘collection’ I…

  • My Multi-Cultural Goulash

    Another wee blog absence has gone by…the last few weeks have been filled to the brim with ‘important things to do’ and weekends that disappear in a flash. One such…

  • Chicken Fricassée and Olive Snobbery

    If (insert colour of choice here) is the new black, then surely the Gaeta olive is the new Kalamata. Once a sought-after niche item, jars of plump Kalamatas now grace…

  • Purple Potato Salad from the Sea

    Insalata di Patate e Calamari was a dish discovered years ago. A light potato salad with baby squid and a black olive tapenade spread mixed into the dressing. The flavours…

  • Poaching – Round 2 {Eggs Florantine}

    Sauces can be daunting. Lately, Hollandaise has been taunting. Every so often, when eating my eggs, I can hear the soft and silky voice of Hollandaise, “C’mon, why didn’t you…

  • Mandarin Cake with Amaretto Crumble

    “..and she feeds you tea and oranges that come all the way from China..” Suzanne, Leonard Cohen. Some weekends deliver that perfect setting of quietude usually found only early in…