Sometimes there are situations when some friends or parents call you, and say that they will visit you right now. If I have only tea (it happens with me sometimes) it’s really problem for me, because I don’t like to host guests without treating them with something tasty. I have a couple of simple and quick recipes for situations like this! And I want to share one of them with you.
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The beginning of August is too hot now! And  I don’t even want to think about cakes. Fruit and berries, all I need now. I want to share with you a very simple but tasty and impressive dessert – roasted peaches with vanilla beans. I propose to serve them hot, with a scoop of ice cream.
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As you already know, having crepes on Sundays is our family tradition. I love thin crepes for breakfast at least because you can make a lot of different stuffings that suit your mood. I mostly love salted stuffing, and already shared a recipe of one of my favourite options “Crepes with blue-cheese and mushrooms“. If you didn’t cook them yet, I strongly recommend to do that! But today I’d like to share a sweet crepes recipe, with chocolate and beer. To be honest I don’t like alcohol in pastry too much. In this case beer is almost not noticeable, but adds airiness to the dough and emphasises the taste of chocolate. I rarely repeat a same recipe, but i will surely cook these crepes again. Good morning and bon appetite! Read More

When I was a kid, my family loved to go in the woods in search of mushrooms. I couldn’t wait for  those little travels. Mom usually stayed near the car, when me and my dad took the baskets and knives, walked into the woods in search of mushrooms. These were really magical moments – finding a very big mushroom yourself! After that we returned with a basket full of mushrooms (in our area boletus were more spread than other mushrooms), we went home, washed and cleaned mushrooms for the whole evening, and waited for the best delicious dinner from my mom. Fried mushrooms with potatoes.
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My mother and granny often baked some special cookies for me, when I was a little girl. That cookies were called “Fantasy”. I loved the well baked crispy and berry stuffing. Mom usually cooked them with blackcurrant jam. But I decided to modify this option and added fresh berries and add some lemon zest and lemon juice, because I love how the lemon emphasises the taste of berries. It’s a new version of cookies from my childhood, but it’s so lovely! By the way, you can use any berries you like for stuffing. And I advice you to adjust the amount of sugar to your own taste, because personally I prefer the sour stuffing with sweet dough.
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It’s a very pleasant feeling when you pick berries in the forest, and then bake a pie with them. They are the best pies in the world. I love berry pies, and this time I decide to cook pie with wild strawberries. And it was very tasty. But still remains, the best for me is blueberry pie, and I will share it with you, but later)
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I do love family traditions, especially related to cooking. In our family, there is one. It’s Sunday pancakes (precisely crepes, because i prefer thin pancakes). I can just wait for the weekend to decide what kind of pancakes to cook. And I want to share one of my favourites recipes of crepes. Today’s crepes are stuffed with chestnut mushrooms and blue cheese. They taste so delicate and smells amazingly thanks to blue-cheese.
I advise you to make the batter at the evening before, and in the morning only to bake crepes and put the filling, so you can sleep a little longer)
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Tart Tatin is upside-down cake with caramelised apples. I don’t like apples in the pastry and this tatin with beets caught my attention. I never used them in baking, but now I fell in love with this tart. Sweet beets with caramel flavour on a gentle crust. I advice you to serve with sour cream or yogurt, they suit perfectly.To be honest, this is my first Tart Tatin and I can confidently say that it is quite simple to prepare, if done carefully. It can be a great breakfast or appetizer. You will not stay indifferent!
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