Summer strawberry ricotta pie

Strawberry ricotta pie

I took vacation a couple of days earlier this year. Mid July already passed when I arrived to the island where I spend my summer vacation. To me, July is the most magical summer month, with those hot days when the sun sets late and the the sea is only occasionally disturbed by the light afternoon breeze. Read More

Farewell to winter: Apple cake with honey and einkorn flour

Farewell to winter: apple cake with honey and einkorn flourI’ve been so absent lately, I simply didn’t find time to blog. I was keeping up with Instagram but getting an inspiration and finding time to sit and write was difficult. In the meanwhile I moved,  got a new job in research and finally started to feel motivated and happy. Time has been running like crazy lately and I’ve found myself spending entire days at work, with so little time for other things. In my spare time I often find myself with a desire to do so many different things at the same time, ending up being too tired and without a finished goal or without having enjoyed the moment because I was thinking about doing something else. My indecisiveness often puts me in a bad mood, making me feel guilty for being too demanding and ungrateful with what I have at the moment, it’s a viscous circle. I feel like I have to get my priorities straight. Is it just me or do you feel the same at least sometimes?Read More

Honey and hazelnut winter wreath: of new and old


This year was full of happenings, things both good and bad, new and interesting people, new and old places, but most of all good food. I restarted the blog in February this year, determined not to quit again as I did when I first started photography and blogging 5 years ago. But those were different times, when I was on my doctoral studies (I have a PhD in molecular biology, there, the secret’s out) and had absolutely no time to continue blogging. This year, a couple of conversations with friends, reflections about the things which are important to me and a couple of weeks later I’ve found myself reopening the blog and started photographing full time. I’ve learned a lot from others, passed hours studying blogs and looking at gorgeous photographs, discovering so many talents. Most of all I had the time to cook all day long and practice on my own since I was jobless during the whole year.Read More

Midwinter magic: Lussekatter or Saffron buns

Lussekatter or Saffron buns
A couple of years ago I used to dream about living in Sweden. I don’t really know how the idea of it came to me, maybe it was the music I used to listen to, with songs about the dark cold Nordic winters, mystic and deep relationship with the nature and celebration of its beauty. Soon I started learning Swedish language and I was enchanted by the sound of it. I learned about Swedish culture, customs and food and felt a strong belonging to the country I’ve never visited before.Read More

Poppy seed swirl buns

Poppy seed swirl buns

In Croatia, poppy seed cakes are a staple for Christmas holidays. The traditional poppy seed roll cake called makovnjaca (mak is poppy) is baked all winter and especially for Christmas table. The relationship people have with poppy is rather clear – either you love it or you don’t. When I was a child, we used to celebrate Christmas at my grandparent’s house where we would have lunch and the traditional cakes for dessert. Read More