Vacations on Sardinia were for us a completely lazy time, eating fresh treats that we bought from the stands of the local bazaar. Tomatoes, figs, peaches, cactus pears and primarily seafood – a big assortment. At the bazaar there was an old man who from a big bowl full of water sold clam cockles that had been caught early in the morning. As a bonus he gave everyone a bunch of parsley, probably from his own garden. His wife, next to him, sold fresh figs. Both of them explained to us in Italian what we could do with this food and how to prepare it, so it would be the best. They didn't acknowledge our "non capsico" and after two visits, they welcomed us as good friends. Today we have a commemorative dinner: tagliatelle with clam cockles in wine sauce. It's a delicious and easy dish – I recommend it!

Ingredients (for 4 people)
350g of tagliatelle
2-3 big fistfuls of fresh cockles
1 small leek
1 shallot
2-3 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon of butter
350ml of dry white wine
100ml of sweet cream (optionally)
a bunch of parsley


I think that everybody who was raised in difficult times remembers perfectly the taste of kogel-mogel: eggs whisked with sugar to make a light-yellow, almost white, fluffy mixture. For many of us it was a way of dealing with having a sweet tooth. Later, when chocolate sweets were a little bit easier to get, we added a spoon of cocoa and the dessert was completely different. Today nobody could make me eat a raw egg, but for my husband it is still one of the best sweets. Today I prepared a huge portion of luxury kogel-mogel. I put it on some field berries and made a heavenly dessert. I warn those who are watching their figure, because it is a sugar bomb, but it is really hard to resist. Hot, aromatic juicy field berries, sweet and slightly stretchy kogel-mogel with a crunchy shell is an amazing combination. I recommend it for boosting your mood, especially on a nasty winter afternoon. Imagine this: it is dark and cold outside and on the table there is a hot and sweet pleasure with the smell of fruit...

Ingredients (for 4 people)
500g of different forest fruit
4 egg yolks
4 tablespoons of sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
1 teaspoon of butter


More and more often we need something to warm us up inside. Now we're in the cold part of the year such dishes are really valuable. They fill and warm us up, especially after weekend walks. Fall and winter are the perfect seasons to spend your free time actively. Unnecessary kilograms like to hide in "strategic" parts of our bodies. First we loosen up our belt and then the only thing left is a tracksuit. So from today (if you don't use this method yet) first go for a walk and then for a delicious warming dinner. Nice and healthy! I recommend it!

500g of beef meat for stew
1 tablespoon of flour
2 twigs of rosemary
2 twigs of thyme
1 shallot
2 cloves of garlic
1 chili pepper
1 teaspoon of sweet paprika
750ml of beef bouillon
2 tablespoons of oil
4-5 juniper seeds
2-3 allspices
2 bay leaves
2 tablespoons of tomato concentrate
1 tablespoon of honey
1 red pepper
200g of tinned sweetcorn
200g of tinned red beans
50ml of whisky
salt and pepper

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