Preserves

Dandelion honey

Dandelion honey

Everything is yellow on the grass fields around us. So I went for a walk yesterday and made this old recipe. Dandelion flowers with sugar – that should become dandelion honey in few days.  1. Never pick dandelion flowers after rain. It should be sunny […]

Random preserves

Random preserves

My parents went to Japan and I am guarding our house with my cat. What my mom left behind was a fridge full of vegetables and fruits. Some fruits were a bit bad and veggies also … and since me and Nouf don’t eat that […]

Tomato sauce

Tomato sauce

Uf, what a day! I came from Ljubljana to Straža with a goal to cook tomato sauce for whole family. I put on a dress I bough in a second-hand market in Jordan with a purpose to wear it ‘when cooking jams’ and brought all […]

Red pepper and raisins chutney

Red pepper and raisins chutney

Chutneys are sweet condiments where fruits, veggies, sugar and vinegar mix. They remind me of famous sauces you can buy in stores to add to your rice. Today I created a chutney that will, besides rice, make a lot of dishes even better. The raisins […]

Sauerkraut in mason jars

Sauerkraut in mason jars

I have always been connecting sauerkraut with our cellar, a big bucket and my grandma that was preparing it. I didn’t know a lot about the procedure and always had a feeling you need to be really skilled farmer to prepare such a thing. But […]

Pears, tomatoes and celery relish

Pears, tomatoes and celery relish

Relishes. They are those North-American sweet and sour toppings that take your hamburger a few levels higher. This time I created one from pears and tomatoes and it was quickly paired with tofu and fresh veggies in a hamburger 🙂   For around 1,5 l of relish; […]

Zucchini jam with citruses and ginger

Zucchini jam with citruses and ginger

“Klara come home, I have no idea what to do with all the zucchini” said my mom.  In the next five minutes a plan for this jam was created. Season of cooking preserves is ON! 🙂 And this time I didn’t care about sugar or […]

Herbal tea time

Herbal tea time

A year ago, when I was still living in Jordan, I was so happily buying sage and mint and dried rose petals. Then I made buckets of herbal tea for me and my room-mate back then named Staša. We both had really big interesting learning […]

Pumpkin-ginger chutney

Pumpkin-ginger chutney

Pumpkin-ginger chutney will change your life, I’m not kidding. Think sweet and sour sauce. With exception that this is homemade and 100 times healthier. I even made a video (but it’s in Slovenian). Check it out.   [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4BDIgVpWKc[/embedyt]  For around 4 kg of chutney ; Very […]

Corn and bell pepper relish

Corn and bell pepper relish

I don’t know where to begin to write to explain how good relishes and how necessary it is for you to place them somewhere in your life. Let’s begin with a simple question. What relishes are anyway? Relishes and chutneys are Indian thing and nowadays […]