Taste of Home: Some photos from Croatia

Until life moves into a slower gear and I have a chance to sit down and write some posts about my recent trip home, to Croatia, here are a few food photos.

 

Sweet taste of home:

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Orahnjaca

Orahnjaca – walnut roll

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Turkish coffee in the mountains

Freshly made Turkish coffee every day, even half-way up the mountain! (while visiting the national park Paklenica, on the Velebit mountain)

Kiflichi & coffee

Kiflichi & coffee

Mum’s Kiflichi (biscuits stuffed with jam) for breakfast, or with coffee during the day

Mum's torte

Mum’s walnut cake with lemon and rum filling that graces every family celebration (photographed in extremely bad light, at night! sorry!)

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Savoury taste of home: 

M's black risotto

Cuttlefish risotto. The first time my brother M cooked for me.🙂

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Freshly picked wild asparagus (for making aspragus and prosciutto frittata and asparagus salad with eggs)

 

asparagus in the wild

Asparagus growing wild. You can see the brown edible shoots, and the prickly plant

Sarma

Sarma (sauerkraut leaves stuffed with beef and pork mince)

Brudet od sipa

Brudet od sipa s palentom – Cuttlefish stew with polenta

 

  

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More photos and recipes coming soon!

What would you like to see first?

 

 

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  1. Ajme imam isti lončić u kojem podgrijavam mlijeko za nescafe.🙂
    Fotke su divne, a ja sam posebno zaslinila nad crnim rižotom i šparogama.🙂

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  2. What a fantastic selection of ingredients and dishes. It just shows what variety there is in terms of both in Croatia.

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  3. Oh my goodness! Walnut strudel, walnut cake, kiflice, sarma! I’m dying here maninas! It all looks so beautiful and delicious. Lucky, lucky you. Did you get to eat all this? I’m sooo jealous. But. Good on you. Can’t wait for those recipes.

    Mariana

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  4. These look so amazingly good and delicious! I’d love to see the recipe for walnut strudel.🙂

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  5. Wow, even in bad lighting and at night, that layer cake looks amazing. I’d love to see that recipe.

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  6. Great food shots, love the savoury dishes, but my heart (and sweet tooth) is drawn to the strudel, the delightful biscuit with the coffee, and that cake… Feel free to let your mum post me red cross parcels!

    Roo x

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  7. That cuttlefish stew with polenta looks great! and all the pastries of course!

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  8. Everything looks so delicous. I ate risotto with cuttle fish for the first time in Rhodes, it was a shockingly black dish but very yummy once you got used to it. I will be visiting south of Croatia this summer (Bulgaria-Albania) and wonder what the similarities to Croatian cuisine will be.

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  9. I want that biscuit with jam. Maninas I hope you are going to post the recipes for these after all these temptations. The asparagus here is expensive! am really envious of those wild one.

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  10. Thanks for your comments, everyone. I’ll be sharing the recipes over the next couple of months, in the order as you said above.

    MARIANA, I got to eat all of this and more!🙂

    ROO, Lol! glad you like the dishyes.😀

    SARAH, I’m afraid I don’t know much about Bulgarian, or Albanian food, sorry. But I look forward to reading about your trip on your blog.

    SOMA, I’ve started already! No worries!😀

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  11. Gasp! All that food looks seriously amazing! That cuttlefish stew looks utterly fabulous to me!

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  12. ah, ovo sam propustila. rastopila sam se od miline na sve osim turske kave (smucila mi se u trudnoci).:) jedva cekam receptice.

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  13. Mary

     /  10 July, 2010

    Oh That Walnut Roll! Exactly like my Mother-In-Law from Croatia made alot for us while she was with us on this Earth.

    She was always in her kitchen since she came over to Canada by herself by boat at 17 yrs. of age! in 1924.

    We enjoyed alot of these wonderful foods and I would love to make that Walnut Roll for my Croatian hubby and my children and grandchildren who love everything about Croatia!

    Can’t wait for the recipe! Thank You!

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