Young Sorrel Soup

Young Sorrel Soup

My great grandfather used to be one of the well-known guys in a very small town Grocka, in a Kingdom of Yugoslavia, near Belgrade. In the lack of proper terminology, I’d say he was one of the elders. And he was kind of rich. He had a lot of land, but when the new regime and the League of Communists of Yugoslavia took over after the WW2, he was left without a piece of land. The process was called expropriation and a big land with the household, well, old house where my father was born, a little stream where children used to play, was cut in half. And it happened not only to him, but to all the people who owned land in that street. Some small money was offered as compensation, but since my great grandfather didn’t care for the Party much, he refused and that gave us, the offspring, a glimpse of hope we might return what he once owned.

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Chicken Burgers and Tomato & Ginger Chutney

Chicken Burger and Tomato & Ginger Chutney

In Tallinn we live in an awesome apartment, in Lai street, in Old Town. That Old Town, one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is the most beautiful place on Earth. So, in that apartment, in that Old Town walls are thick and we have no doors. There is a wooden, probably Medieval ceiling, pink and blue chandelier, and what is now a bathroom, used to be a wine cellar. The apartment is cold, but cozy. The previous owner, an interior designer, did a hell of a good job.

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Fast Cherry Puff Pastry Chocolate Pie

Fast Cherry Puff Pastry Chocolate Pie

Lately I’ve been making a lot of fast and easy recipes. Partly because I’ve gotten a bit lazy, but mostly because a lot has been going on… So when you crave something sweet, and you want it to be a super fast recipe, there is nothing better than puff pastry. This time I played it safe and went for the good old chocolate and cherries combo. Super delicious!

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