Month: July 2017

Homemade sushi platter

Homemade sushi platter

Have you ever tried making sushi at home? I’ve been always intrigued trying to make it at home so two years ago I made my first sushi platter for Christmas dinner. It was a real success, I never thought my kids were going to love […]

How to dry corn husks for tamales

How to dry corn husks for tamales

Now it is corn season, and beside enjoying grilled or boiled corn, I have the opportunity to preserve the husks for tamales. Since in Tirana it is impossible to find dried corn husks, because no market sells them I have to dry my own corn husks, […]

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Homemade Flour Tortillas

I have made it clear almost in each post now that I love Mexican food, I simply adore it. In Tirana there two or three (maybe more) restaurants that serve Mexican food luckily, but I love to cook it myself. On my beginnings though, I had […]

Sahlep homemade ice-cream

Sahlep homemade ice-cream

I have had in my possession an old patisserie cookbook for more 20 years. This book was used by bakery store taking into consideration that the recipes were adapted for very large amounts. Nevertheless, this did not make me lose interest in it. One day […]

Papare- an invented sweet dish with leftover bread

Papare- an invented sweet dish with leftover bread

Few days ago, we were talking with  the kids about food, moreover, they kept asking what kind of food did we eat as children. Well, my husband started to explain to the kids how the Communism regime was, that there was a lack in food […]

Chicken wings with homemade dipping sauce

Chicken wings with homemade dipping sauce

My kids love chicken wings, they could just eat them everyday if asked. The first time I made chicken wings, I deep fried them. Since deep frying is not healthy I’ve decided to bake them, the result? Just heaven. Crispy to perfection and full of […]

Easy soy sauce and hoisin sauce

Easy soy sauce and hoisin sauce

These dipping sauces are so easy to make and they add a great flavor to Thai rolls or sushi. When I made my first Thai rolls, these were the sauces that we used for dipping and since the combination was successful I use them every […]

Thai rolls my way

Thai rolls my way

As I have mentioned previously in this blog, I love to eat and especially cook ethnic food. When cooking this kind of food I do some adjustments in the recipes, adapting it to my kids tastes. Even though I have to say that I’m a […]


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