Culinary trip to Zagorje region – Croatia

Zagorje region, Croatia | insimoneskitchen.com

In my previous life when I still worked at an office (for Nike) my boss came from Croatia. We’re talking at least 20 years ago so the war was still fresh in everyone’s mind. Croatia as a holiday destination didn’t really come to mind for most people. For us there were so many other countries to explore and in that year we did our first overseas trip to Mexico. So a destination with a history and that was relatively close was just not my first choice.

Through the years that followed pictures of Croatia kept popping up and they all looked gorgeous. For some reason very different from what I thought it would be. But up until now it just never really happened that we took a closer look. So when I received an invitation from the Croatian Tourist Board to get to know a little bit of their country I could hardly say no.

Onion cake with basil and brie | insimoneskitchen.com

Onion cake with basil and brie

I’m back It kind of feels like I have been traveling forever… But I am back for a week now before moving to Croatia for a few days. Life’s hard.. 🙂 We were on holiday in Greece for a week, I got back for...

Noodles with swiss chard | insimoneskitchen.com

Noodles with Swiss chard and the birth of a recipe

Swiss chard Whenever I see a bunch of Swiss Chard I have a hard time resisting it. It is so lovely and colorful that I keep buying a new bunch (or actually I buy it online at my organic veggies webshop) and since it...

Five culinary tips for Copenhagen | insimoneskitchen.com

Five culinary tips for Copenhagen

The best restaurants in Copenhagen I should really start now with a bit of a disclaimer as I obviously did not visit all the restaurants in Copenhagen, let alone that we had a meal on all of them. That is one of the downsides...

Glutenfree beetroot pancakes | insimoneskitchen.com

Beetroot pancakes (glutenfree and super delicious)

We are – literally – knee deep into buckets full of paint. Well ok, maybe knee deep is not entirely true but we are painting the whole house on the inside at the moment. And just for the record, it is ridiculously hot at...

Vegan apple muffins | insimoneskitchen.com

Vegan muffins with apple and pecan (dairy and glutenfree)

Vegan baking Even though I can no longer call myself a vegetarian I still eat without animal products for most of the week. When we do eat meat it is only from a good source and that usually also means it is more expensive....

Asian sweet potato soup | insimoneskitchen.com

Asian style sweet potato soup

Love of soup I am a big fan of soup. Any soup really. It is such an easy way to make a quick and healthy meal, it is perfect for using up leftover vegetables and it delicious too. What more can you want? Take...

Crunchy swiss chard | insimoneskitchen.com

Crunchy Swiss Chard and cats that give you trouble…

Cat trouble I think when it comes to cats we’ve always been fairly lucky in that they were strong and grew old. Actually… really old as the last one all were well above 20 years of age when they died. We did have two...

How to shoot meat – raw or cooked

How to shoot your steak? Taking pictures of meat. It seems to be a hurdle for a lot of people. Because how do you keep the meat from looking brown and boring? How do you make it look like you want to sink your...