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Spanish Chicken in Bravas Sauce

Spanish Chicken in Bravas Sauce

Last Friday as I was leaving work I looked out of my window and saw all kinds of well-dressed young people crowding around their favourite pubs to mark the end of a work week. Friday night isn’t the only night Londoners gather in pubs but it is by far the busiest, plus there is nothing […]

Negroni Fizz

Negroni Fizz

Before I got into blogging I was one of those blog junkies. I read all kinds of blogs…I still do and one of the things I learned from bloggers was that virtual friendships was an unexpected yet thoroughly enjoyable side effect of blogging. That both intrigued and excited me; intrigued because I value deep and […]

Russian Pound Cake "Keks Stolichniy"

Russian Pound Cake “Keks Stolichniy”

I know what you guys are thinking when you see ‘Stolichniy”. This cake has got Russian vodka! Sadly no but it is indeed a Russian recipe. Stolichniy in Russian simply means “from the capitol” or, in other words, “the best’. Russian pound cake, in contrast to its American counterpart which calls for equal amounts of […]

Best Beef Stroganoff

Best Beef Stroganoff

The two times in my life when I remember my Russian food cravings becoming especially strong were the times I was pregnant with my babies. It seems I am at it again. No, not the pregnant bit but the longing for food I grew up with. When life gets especially hectic cozy Slavic food laced […]

Rhubarb and Red Currant Jam swirled bread.

Rhubarb and Red Currant Jam Swirled Bread

Do you ever feel anxious, and you know that the only remedy to stop your racing mind is to do something with your hands? Something earthy and grounding.  Something that would require a bit of mess at first and quite a bit of work but will leave you with the feeling of utter satisfaction and […]

All natural pumpkin seed and hazelnut granola.

All Natural Pumpkin Seed and Hazelnut Granola

What? You don’t start your day with a cup of hot steaming cocoa? If not you are really missing out. I teach a lot of Italians…A LOT. When someone starts to learn a foreign language you have to ask them about things they are passionate about to get them excited about speaking in that language. […]

Autumn Mississippi Mud Pie

Autumn Mississippi Mud Pie

Guys!! I can’t even begin to tell you what a dangerous and an incredibly addictive substance I’ve created! Over the top indulgent. Full stop. I start craving it even at the sheer memory of the sweet, spicy, smooth, crumbly, crunchy and all around delicious Mississippi Mud Pie. If you’ve had one you will instantly start […]

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