Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Chicken and Pork Casserole


I love cooking in a good company. I tried this recipe with a little help from my dad. He's an excellent cook, I don't know if i have mentioned that. Oh, yes, he is. So we did the cooking together.
If you love meat, as I do, and if you like cheese, as I do, this is the perfect recipe for you.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Ham and Cheese Crepes

Ham and Cheese Crepes
I love this photo :)
We are used to eating crepes with jam or honey, but every time we have them at home I take one and have it with cheese.  That's why when I saw this recipe in the book I knew it had to be the next on the list. I made a slight change, though. I added some basil. I love the basil-cheese combination. I couldn't help it :) And the good thing about this recipe is that the longer it stays in the fridge the tastier it is.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Chocolate Pie

Chocolate Pie

I will start with a simple, easy-to-follow but delicious, chocolate pie. I love pies and I love chocolate so this was the perfect choice for my first post. For this recipe you will need
For the dough:
  • 150 grams ( 3/4 cup) butter
  • 300 grams (1 1/4 cup) flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoons cold milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
For the filling:
  • 5 eggs
  • 200 grams (3/4 cup) chocolate
  • 80 grams (1/4 cup) ground almonds
  • Vanilla extract
  • Rum
  • Some almonds for decoration

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Story

Hi! I am Irena Madzarovska, an English teacher and a food lover. I never got to know my Granddad. All I know is that he was the kindest person on earth and… he loved cooking. I’ve heard many stories about his skills in the kitchen. He was such a good cook that all the ladies from the neighborhood used to ask him for recipes and some cooking advice. He died young and never had a chance to meet any of his grandchildren. So the stories about him and the love people that had a chance to meet him feel in their hearts is the only thing that I have from my grandad. 

Looking through some old books I found the cookbook which my grandfather used to use. It’s an old edition published in 1956. I cannot explain the excitement and the warmth I felt in my heart looking at the recipes and my grandfather’s handwriting in all the notes he had written about the recipes. It was almost as if I was meeting him for the first time. So, I decided to start cooking from my granddad's cookbook, to start getting to know him through the food he liked and cooked. OK, here I begin Cooking with my Granddad.