Hello and welcome to my blog!

My name is Martina and I’ve been an avid reader of various food blogs for years. Not only because I love cooking and am always on the hunt for new ideas and inspiration, but because I’m also a curious creature who loves peeking into other people’s plates to see what they are eating. 🙂

I greatly appreciate simplicity in life. The food I prepare and eat also needs to be simple, cheap and satisfying. Most of the blogs I follow are USA based and certain portion of the groceries used is maybe not the happiest pick for us Europeans. We do have most of the things available, even here in Croatia, but at what price? Above everything, I’m of the opinion that quality home cooked food needs to be affordable to everyone.

I try to break down my recipes with prices rounded up and based on supermarkets and farmer’s market where I always shop. I am aware that many people don’t have access to a wide selection of stores or a farmer’s market at hand, but with prices listed you’d get a general idea of what to expect from a meal and it can help you a bit with tweaking your budget. I’m not telling you where to shop and never will; that would be incredibly rude and presumptuous of me. For convenience of my foreign readers the prices in English versions of recipes are converted to Euros, even though actual purchase prices surely vary from country to country.

Best Regards and happy cooking,

Martina


Ja sam Martina i već sam dugi niz godina revni čitatelj raznih blogova o hrani. Ne samo zato što volim kuhati i uvijek tražim nove ideje i inspiraciju, već i zato što sam znatiželjno stvorenje koje voli baciti pogled u tuđi tanjur. 🙂

Ono što najviše cijenim u životu je jednostavnost. Hrana koju kuham i jedem također mora biti jednostavna, jeftina i ukusna. Većina blogova koje pratim bazirana je u SAD-u i stoga određene namirnice koje se koriste možda i nisu najsretniji izbor za nas Europljane. Istina, većina toga nam je dostupna, čak i ovdje u Hrvatskoj, ali po kojoj cijeni? Prije svega, smatram kako kvalitetna hrana spremljena kod kuće treba biti pristupačna svima.

Cijene u svojim receptima pokušavam zaokružiti na više, i to prema cijenama u dućanima i na placu gdje uglavnom kupujem.Jasno mi je kako mnogo ljudi nema pristup velikom izboru dućana, kao ni tržnici, ali cijene su tu da bi ste znali okvirno predvidjeti koliko će neko jelo koštati i prema tome navigirati svoj budžet. Ne govorim vam gdje bi ste trebali kupovati, niti ću to ikada učiniti; to bi od mene bilo jako nepristojno i bahato. Radi stranih čitatelja, u engleskim su verzijama recepata cijene konvertirane u eure, iako stvarne nabavne cijene zasigurno porpilično variraju od zemlje do zemlje.

Puno pozdrava i sretno kuhanje,

Martina

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