Watermelon Salad with an Asian Twist

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It’s almost August but with all the rain and the slowly shortening days I started to sense that autumn is soon coming. Trying to get the best of what’s left from summer seems to be the only way to expand the time and prevent myself for getting the summer blues. Stuffing my fridge with fresh, seasonal fruits, herbs and veggies is also part of the process. I love all the fresh wild berries, the peaches and apricots, aubergines……

Crustless Blueberry Pie, My Take on a Transylvanian Recipe

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I love to discover how a classic dish is being re-interpreted in different parts of the world and even in different areas of my country. This crustless blueberry pie is an adaptation of a recipe I tasted while traveling to the lovely Transylvanian city of Sibiu. The local name of the pie is Lichiu, and it is actually a semolina fruit cake combined with a……

Ice Cream Cake with Peanut Butter and Chocolate, The Perfect Summer Desert

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Sometimes life can get boring when you get caught in the same every day routine, other times a lot of things happen within short periods, making you feel like a totally different person from a week to another. Although I was away from my everyday routine for three weeks, wandering along the shores of Sicily, sipping Limoncello, eating Pasta alla Norma and turning 37 at some point in between, I don’t feel like…..

Tomato Pie with Honey and Feta Cheese

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I just got a notification about our Sicily plane check-in – wow, is it already June? The first half of the year passed so quickly and although I try to fill my days with meaningful actions and live mindfully, it still feels like time is going by so fast. Cooking seasonally is one of the ways to live the moment and it’s one of my favorite practices. It already is the tomato season and since I switched my cooking to the Mediterranean mode, I decided to…

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Roasted Veggies

Looking back to all my summer holidays from the last ten years, I’ve realized they were mostly based in different spots of the Mediterranean. Boy we were consequent, and I swear it wasn’t a plan, it simply turned out this way. Med flavors had a huge impact on the way I cook and eat, especially throughout the summer when all the aromatic herbs and fresh veggies are in season…