Recently, in a friendly market, I found a nice little courgette. I haven't seen them before. It is strange because every kind of courgette in the autumn and winter season is my favourite vegetable. Before I could decide what to do with the little courgettes, I already had some of them in my bag. It seemed to me the courgettes should stay whole, so as to fully enjoy their interesting shape. I decided to prepare the courgettes as simply as possible. I roasted them in a fragrant, spicy tomato sauce with smoked bacon. The grated mozzarella cheese was the finishing touch to my excellent dish. You can prepare a vegetarian version of this meal – just don't add the smoked bacon. Your dinner will also be great.


Ingredients (for 2 people)
1 tin of tomatoes
1 onion
2 cloves of garlic
chili pepper
2 twigs of rosemary
2 twigs of thyme
100g of smoked bacon
8-10 small courgettes
150g of mozzarella cheese
basil leaves

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I bake cheesecake only for Christmas and Easter. Until now it seems that it is a difficult and demanding cake. Today I used my mum's old recipe for the best family cheesecake. She often baked this cake. Now I know why. It is a swift cheesecake, and the taste and texture of the cake is excellent. You may add orange or lemon peel to it and decorate it with chocolate icing. I decided to make a vanilla cheesecake with fruit. It looks beautiful, and it smells and tastes great.


Ingredients:
underside
150g of oat cookies
70g of butter
cheesecake
750g of white cottage cheese for the cheesecakes
150g of butter
100g of caster sugar
125g of natural yoghurt
40g of vanilla budino (powder)
3 tablespoons of semolina
1 tablespoon of vanilla essence
fruit

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We like fish, especially fresh fish just from the boat in a fish and chips shop at the Polish seaside. Unfortunately, the holiday doesn't last the whole year, so we prepare fish dishes in our kitchen. The salmon is our favourite fish. Cooked, fried, roasted or smoked – we love them all.


Today I served the fishy king of the table – fried salmon with cranberries. Because the devil is in the details, I served it with pearl barley, kale and roasted sunflower seeds. It seems ordinary, but a little bit different. It was yummy and healthy. I recommend it!


Ingredients (for 2 people)
salmon
2 pieces of salmon
salt and pepper
your favourite herbs for fish
1 tablespoon of clarified butter
cranberries
2 fistfuls of fresh cranberries
4 tablespoons of maple syrup
2 tablespoons of orange peel
50 ml of orange juice
1 twig of rosemary
pearl barley
100g of pearl barley
2 big fistfuls of kale
4 tablespoons of sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons of butter
2 cloves of garlic
salt and pepper

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Amaretto is a sweet and slightly bitter Italian tipple. It is made with almonds. You can put amaretto in drinks or add it to coffee, chocolate and desserts. I like it and I use it when I make desserts for adults.


Today I would like to share with you the recipe for a yummy dessert with figs – one of my husband's favourite types of fruit. The dessert was made with whisked sweet cream and dark chocolate. I bought some wonderful crunchy, light amaretto cookies. They were excellent with my glamourous dessert.


Ingredients (for 2 people)
200ml of 30% sweet cream
100g of dark chocolate
2 tablespoons of amaretto
a couple of amaretto cookies
a couple of raspberries
2 figs

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Do you like rice with apples? I do. Sometimes I prepare this dish for winter supper for my children. I like it when the rice is slightly overcooked and very hot. I serve it with stewed apples and cold natural yoghurt. I thought that this dish would be similar to risotto. This time I prepared a sweet-coconut version of risotto with apples. An interesting addition was the crunchy coconut crumble topping. Unfortunately, I ate very little of the risotto, because my son ate most of it.


Ingredients:
risotto:
120g of arborio rice
400ml of coconut milk
250ml of water
a piece of cinnamon
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 tablespoon of butter
fruit
3 big apples
2 tablespoons of maple syrup
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
crumble topping
40g of desiccated coconut
20g of butter
1 tablespoon of sugar

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04Oct2019

Today I would like to share with you the recipe for a thick and rich one-pot meal: Mexican soup with a large amount of beans and meat. It has a strong tomato flavour, pepper, a beautiful smell and is easy to reheat. There are as many recipes for Mexican soup as there are housewives. You may prepare this soup with or without meat, chorizo or bacon. You always you have to use beans (one or more kinds of them), spicy peppers (jalapeno is excellent), smoked paprika, onion and tomato. I add cubed turkey thigh and very fragrant smoked bacon to my soup. The dish was excellent and very spicy, to the delight of my daughter.


Ingredients (for 4 people)
600g of cubed turkey thigh
250g of smoked bacon
1 tin of red beans
1 tin of white beans
250ml of tomato passata
1 big onion
3 cloves of garlic
chilli pepper
2 teaspoons of sweet smoked paprika
2 twig of rosemary
2 twig of thyme
a pinch of ground cumin
a pinch of ground coriander
1l of beef stew
3 tablespoons of chopped parsley
salt and pepper

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