About Jasmina

I am a fun loving, cake baking, food cooking, people caring, always dancing, nature enjoying chatterbox! My goal is to get you enjoy preparing your food with or for the people you care about. My persistence on doing things I love against all odds makes my following growing and my waistline thin 😉 I am a child inside and shy at times but enjoy making people happy, and still learning to live with it 🙂

Here, I mostly write about food, so here are latest food posts 🙂

  • Istrian Cake with Almonds and Curd
    Although Istria is most famous for its delicious seafood, fish, olive oil and wine, it has a few dessert gems. This Istrian Cake is one of those gems, made from favorite Istrian ingredients such as almonds, lemons and curd. Moist and super tasty traditional cake that you can try in your own kitchen and get […]
  • Food in the Time of Self Isolation
    In these unprecedented times when we want or need to stay at home as much as possible and avoid unnecessary exposure to potential disease, our food habits have changed. I see more and more people preparing their own dishes, looking for cooking inspiration all around them. My foodie friend Joy Gordon came up with an […]
  • Bučnica: Croatian cheese and pumpkin strudel
    This tasty and healthy dish is very popular in continental Croatia.I have always made it with store-bought phyllo dough, but it just doesn’t taste the same as the one made with homemade pulled dough.I never tried making the dough myself as it seemed very hard and demanding. Until now. My mother-in-law visited us for Easter.I […]
  • Pinca – Croatian Easter bread
    Happy Easter! Have a peaceful and blessed Easter Sunday 🙂 Pinca, also called Sirnica, is a traditional Croatian Easter sweet bread.It is a rich yeast dough, made with a lot of butter (sometimes lard) and eggs, flavored with citrus zest, candied and/or dried fruit, rum or rosewater.To make the dough into Pinca, you shape it […]
  • French Salad
    Do not let the title fool you – this fine salad has absolutely nothing to do with France. The secret lies in the fact that the French salad is called Russian salad (salade russe) in France. If you look around in their culinary dictionary under that name, you will find recipes that have approximately the […]
  • Homemade Bread
    For as long as we know, people made their own bread. In this day and age we are used to getting bread quickly and conveniently, in stores, bakeries and markets. There’s even a saying “The best thing since sliced bread”, which only puts an emphasis to the convenience we’re used to. Convenience of not only […]

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