Cabbage and Mushroom Noodles

This recipe is inspired by fellow blogger Crunch Crunch Away and I still have wild mushrooms in my freezer! I like to stir-fry all the liquid out from mushrooms and then freeze them in small glass jars. This recipe requires 2 of my wild mushroom jars. Modified the recipe a bit according to my mood and taste buds, they called for garlic! Wok. […]

Coltsfoot – Finally!

Nelle is better, so she was in kindergarten for half day and then in art school.  She was home at 2:30pm. Nelle: “What about coltsfoot?!” Me: “Hmmm, last time we checked they were starting to open, so today (a week later) they should be in full bloom. Let’s go and see?!” Nelle wanted my cardigan and scarf to be sure she […]

Veggie – lettuce tortilla wraps

Finally, a bit better lettuce has arrived in our local store. Veggie – lettuce tortilla wraps for dinner! I like to make a veggie – lettuce mix in one bowl and dressing in another. So, when assembling tortillas, first spread the dressing and then add the veggie – lettuce mix. A friend of mine can’t eat something like that. She […]

Artisan Bread

I heard these two words together a lot! Have you!? Artisan bread…well?! Is it the look of the bread or the process how you make it or even the maker, that makes bread an artisan bread!? This one for sure is homemade! Artisan bread?! Not sure 🙂 Ilze

Mushroom Omelette

Thanks to our friend Aivar’s dad Aivars (Yes, they both are named Aivars) we have an opportunity to buy extra free range eggs! Also, we are lucky enough to have Janis Uncle that is also having free range chicken “farm” (about 10 chickens). Since Aivars (senior) started the “egg business” (I guess we are the only clients!) we have free range […]

Fried potatoes – Latvian style

This is our comfort food! Childhood memories! Thursday – Friday nights at students dormitories kitchen. Why? Cause no money left for something else, good if you have oil and potatoes from home. So, this dish is the main cause, cause for others than Latvians it might look like a side dish :). So simple, that you might want to add ham […]

Water Bath Canning

Am I getting old or what? I’ve been thinking about water bath canning since autumn when my mom made all the tomatoes on pickled cucumbers for us at her home… and was tired as hell! I didn’t have a pot big enough… And I considered buying one, but then I realize that my stove top with two small electric burners […]