Kol Burek me Presh- Swirled Burek with Leek

Leek Burek

Kol Burek me Presh or Swirled Burek with Leek is one of my favourite bureks! Well, I actually grew up with it as Lakror which is a traditional Albanian type pizza, I actually wrote a post on it when I first started my blog, I have to update it…which I will do soon, as I have plenty of leeks in the garden! Using filo dough just makes it easier and lighter.  Continue reading “Kol Burek me Presh- Swirled Burek with Leek” »

Potato & Corn Patties

Potato and Corn Patties

Has this ever happened to you? You have a big dinner and you end up with leftover mashed potatoes and sides? I usually end up with leftover corn or peas or both combined. Here is a great way to make use of the leftovers and have a whole new side dish for dinner!  Continue reading “Potato & Corn Patties” »

Guacamole

Guacamole

Guacamole is probably the most requested recipe that I get ask for from my friends, been making it for years and shared it on my FB group years ago…for some reason I never made a post about it on the blog! It’s definitely blog worthy, so what took me so long to post it!  Well the wait is over…here it is:) Continue reading “Guacamole” »

Soguk and Cheese Buns

Cheese and Soguk Buns

Made these the other day with the same pogaca dough recipe, I made some with feta and parsley, and the rest I stuffed with soguk and Spanish cheese you can use mozzarella if that is what you have. I also made a dipping sauce for the kids with some diced tomatoes that I had left in the fridge. It was so simple to make and tasted great!  Continue reading “Soguk and Cheese Buns” »

Rubik’s Cube Salad

rubiks cube

Playing with my food again….I have been wanting to try the Rubik’s cube salad for a while now but I was intimidated as I am not good with chopping and cutting! I tried my best to make the cubes the same size and put it all together, I think I did ok for the first time. It is no where close to the perfect ones I have seen on the net…but for me its good!  Continue reading “Rubik’s Cube Salad” »

Refrigerator Pickled Beets & Deviled Eggs

beet pickled deviled eggs

I love pickled beets!  When I was a kid I was attracted to the colour more so than to the taste…but then I eventually started to like the taste of them as well.

I had a bunch of beets ready to be picked out of the garden and I knew what I wanted to make with them! I unfortunately found out that I cannot can on my flat glass stove top unless I invest in a flat pot canner…since I doubt I will be doing that much canning I think I will stick to refrigerator pickles!  Continue reading “Refrigerator Pickled Beets & Deviled Eggs” »

Dolma Stuffed Grape Leaves

Dolma stuffed grape leaves

Dolma or also known as sarma, stuffed grape leaves are one of the most popular appetizers in the Mediterranean! They are a bit time consuming so make sure you have an extra pair of hands to help or it could take hours of rolling! I bring in the kids to help, a lot of my friends get together with their moms and aunts and make a whole large pot full!  I got stuck making them myself a couple times and it wasn’t fun! Some people are pros at it and can roll so fast….not me! Although it takes time to make them its so worth it!

They taste great and everyone will love them! You can make them with meat or with out, I make both. I don’t add too much meat to mine you can add more to it if you like.  Continue reading “Dolma Stuffed Grape Leaves” »

Fried Zucchini with Honey

Fried Zucchini with Honey

When I was a kid my Aunt Angela would make fried zucchini and my cousins and I would eat it with honey! It tasted great! I still love it with honey! I make it every summer with the zucchini from my garden, reason being is I love the ones that have grown to be really big, it makes nice large circles, you can’t find them in the grocery store! Plus homegrown veggies just taste so much better! Continue reading “Fried Zucchini with Honey” »

Pogaca

pogača

Pogača is popular all over the Balkans….its made in different shapes and sizes! The dough is soft and the filling simple! Great served as an appetizer or on your breakfast table!

It took me a few times to get the dough perfect….I like soft dough sometimes pogaca can be dry depending on who makes it, and I don’t like dry bread! Once I got the measurements correct I wrote it down right away! The problem is I am used to measuring with North American measurements when baking, where as in Turkey for example a cup is actually a Turkish glass teacup! I cannot tell you how many times I made something  and mixed up the measuring cups!  Continue reading “Pogaca” »

Mediterranean Breakfast

ajvar

This is a traditional Mediterranean breakfast, lunch or snack during the day. Healthy and tasty, paired with fresh bread and tea or coffee.

Sitting at the table with family enjoying your time, conversing with one another, eating good food is something that is simple, you don’t need to leave the house for a good time, nor do you need to break the bank! These ingredients are affordable and enjoyable and most importantly good for you! Continue reading “Mediterranean Breakfast” »