Sometimes, there are dishes which every housewife prepares. Maybe this is something to do with fashion or a special occasion during the year – before Christmas everybody prepares dishes with herrings or makes dumplings; before Easter we bake Easter Cakes or meals with meat; and before Fat Thursday we fry doughnuts or angel wings. Before the summer holidays everybody is trying to lose their winter tyre of fat and on the Internet there are porridges, healthy desserts with chia seeds and salads. Sometimes I also succumb to this fashion.

For some time in many ways the Tunisian shakshouka has tempted me. The literal translation of the name of this dish means "big mess", and really it is one of those meals which tastes better than it looks. In the original recipe shakshouka consists of tomatoes, onion, pepper and eggs. I also added to my shakshouka some garlic, chili pepper and courgette. In the summer season I recommend using fresh tomatoes; right now tinned tomatoes are a good choice. This dish isn't photogenic but it doesn't need to be. It delights with its lightness and flavour, and that's enough for me.

Ingredients (for two people)
1 tin of tomatoes
1 red pepper
half a courgette
half a chili pepper
2 cloves of garlic
1 onion
1 teaspoon of sweet paprika
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon of butter
2 eggs
a fistful of minced parsley
a fistful of minced chives


When I was a child, one of my favourite dinners was potatoes or buckwheat with fried egg, dill and cold kefir. I still love buckwheat groats. Now I willingly reach for vegetable milk. I choose goat yoghurt and cottage cheese instead of dairy products.

Today I would like to share with you the recipe for a dish which stole my taste buds and heart. The combination of ingredients seems surprising, but the dish looks unusual and tastes extraordinary. In any case try it for yourselves. If you don't like goat cheese, use whatever you like best instead.

The recipe comes from www.naszakasza.pl

Ingredients (for 2 people)
1 glass of raw buckwheat groats
a pinch of salt
half a medium courgette
1 small pomegranate
a couple of blueberries
4 tablespoons of pumpkin seeds
150g of goat cottage cheese or thick yoghurt
3 tablespoons of linseed oil


In my home bananas are a difficult subject. They are either eaten just after buying or lie and ripen slowly until they are only good for cocktails or cakes. Fortunately, we like both of these options, so bananas don't go to waste in my home.

Today I tried a new recipe for banana cake with chocolate by Kinga Paruzel. It is not enough to say that this cake was excellent! I won't bake any other kind of banana cake. It was perfect in all particulars: Easy, cheap, and all housewives have all the ingredients in their own kitchen. In addition, it is moist, fluffy and very chocolatey, and it smells beautiful while baking. It has only one fault: it definitely vanishes too fast. But we can sort this out easily. We can bake another cake.

Ingredients (25cm cake tin):
110g of wheat flour
30g of rye flour
2 bananas
2 eggs
150g of brown sugar
2 tablespoons of cocoa
125ml of oil
100ml of thick natural yoghurt
1 teaspoon of baking powder
half a teaspoon of baking soda
a pinch of salt
100 g of dark chocolate


We usually associate fresh pineapple with fruit salad or desserts. A less popular option is to serve this fruit as an ingredient of main meals. Today I would like to share with you the recipe for a dish in which one of the main ingredients is pineapple. I serve it with grilled courgette and pepper and spicy sweet and sour sauce. The dish is excellent with rice and could be a warming proposition for a light winter dinner.

Ingredients (for 2 people)
half a pineapple
1 red pepper
half a courgette
4 tablespoons of minced chives
2 tablespoons of sesame seeds
1 tablespoon of nigella
2cm piece of fresh ginger
half a chili pepper
2 cloves of garlic
4 cm piece of leek
Juice and the peel of half a lemon
2 tablespoons of honey
1 teaspoon of potato flour
1 tablespoon of coconut oil


One of our favourite holiday destinations is Croatia. It enables endless opportunity to rest. Every tourist can find something for himself there. Those who like history can visit the Dioklecjan Palace in Split or the Castle in Dubrownik. Nature lovers can spend a wonderful time in National Park Plitvice Lakes or National Park Krka. Those who like water sports have favourable conditions for sailing, windsurfing or diving. Those who like spending their holiday on a lawn chair can find hotels with swimming pools in the touristic resorts and crystal azure water in the picturesque sea coves. An unmistakable asset of a holiday in Croatia is the weather. Hot summer and a clear sky tempt you to sunbathe and swim. We were also delighted by Croatian food. Fish and seafood are as fresh as you can imagine. Add some summer fruit and vegetables to this and you have a holiday menu which you will mention dreamily all year.

Today you can get to know the yummy Balkan flavour in Munja Restaurant on Grzybowska Street 43 in Warsaw. This nice restaurant is run by a family from Montenegro and their Polish friends, and it is only place in Warsaw where light and hot Adriatic Sea food is served.

The weather on the day we visited Munja Restaurant wasn't nice, so we decided to warm up and we ordered winter teas: one with raspberry liqueur and the second with citrus fruit and honey. Both of them were yummy, warmed us up brilliantly and we were able to peruse the not-too-long but varied menu. We love fish soup, so we chose this dish as a starter. Strong with mussels, octopus and fish, it was spicy and great on this wintry day. It was a wonderful beginning to the dinner and then it got even better.

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