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Food is love (culinary post)/ Hrana je ljubav (kulinarski post)

Often baking is a spur of the moment thing for me. Usually I decide all of the sudden that I'm in mood for preparing cakes and get down to it. That was the case last Sunday. I've made so many cakes (about 2 kg ) that I had more then enough to share with friends and family. Food is there to be shared, food is love ...well, it is if you ask me. That reminds of a story...About a decade ago I moved to Dubrovnik for work and   rented a house with a friend in a small village near Cavtat (a small city near Dubrovik). When we had time me and my roommate would prepare all kinds of dishes. When I made cakes I often took some to the landlady who lived with her family on the floor above us. Later on, my formal company send me to Italy and my parents came to pick up my stuff and pay the rest of rent. My mother was very surprised when the landlady told her about all the cakes I used to prepare. 'I didn't even know my daughter can cook', my surprised mother said. Truth be told, I'm still keeping some of the things I know secret. There should be a bit of mystery in one's life, don't you think?

Na pravljenje kolača često se odlučim u trenutku i odmah na to prionem. Tako je bilo i prošle nedjelje kada sam napravila stvarno puno kolača (oko dva kila), više nego dovoljno za podijeliti sa prijateljima i obitelji....Hrana je stvorena za dijeljenje, hrana je i je, ako se mene pita. To me podsjetilo na to kada sam se zbog posla prije desetak godina  preselila u Dubrovik i  živjela sa cimericom u malom selu pored Cavtata. U slobodno vrijeme svašta bismo nešto spremale za jelo, a često sam kolače nosila gazdarici koja je sa obitelji živjela kat iznad nas. Kasnije me bivša firma poslala u Italiju, a roditelji su mi došli po stvari i platiti ostatak stanarine. Moja majka je bila jako iznenađena kada joj je žena rekla o svim kolačima koje sam znala pripremati. "Al moja ćer zna kuvat?", zapitala se moja iznenađena majka. Biti ću iskrena, nikad ne otkrivam sve što znam. Uvijek treba biti malo misterije u nečijem životu, zar ne?


  1. Sono d'accordo con te, il cibo è amore! E in questo momento avrei tanto bisogno di amore! :)

  2. They look delicious :)
    My mom also thinks that I don't how to do anything xD Mom's!!!

  3. ma sai anche cucinare??????????????????????

  4. yummy they look so delicious and make my mouth watering, and how i wish you would lie close to me so i could come over to eat your sweet treats;)

    1. I'm not exactly across the world either:) So, if you ever end up here, do come for tea and cakes:)

  5. Ahahah, la padrona di casa sarà rimasta contenta di tutti i dolcetti che hai preparato! E concordo sul fatto di tenere alcune cose segrete. ORa però vado a mangiare qualcosa, mi hai messo fame!:) Buon weekend Ivana, un bacio!

  6. wow, this is delicius!

  7. Mmmmmmm exquisitos!! Me encantan, con lo golosa que soy no dejaba ni uno!

  8. Beautiful. This looks so amazing and fantastic.

  9. They look delicious.x I can totally relate to that, I wouldn't say I love baking cakes but there are days when all of a sudden I want to bake a cake! Most of the times those cakes turn out to be the best ones.x My mum and everyone in my family still believes that I can't cook, even though I've been living on my own for four years right now:) Have a lovely and relaxing weekend dear.x

  10. Odlicno izgledaju :) Ja nisam od kuzine kako se kaze...znam ali izbjegavam kada god mogu ili delegiram na muza...jedino volim praviti kolace :) U trudnoci sam se napekla torti kao nikad i svaki drugi dan nosila susjedima :) Mislim da je svima bilo zao kad je prvo tromjesecje proslo ;)

    1. torte...tu i nisam neki maher, držim se nekolicine, nisam nikad baš neku kompliciranu probala ispeći...ali naravno volim ih jesti:) Meni je muž meštar za pizzu i to mu rado prepuštam, nisam neki ljubitelj pizze brzo mi dosadi, pa je ne volim ni praviti. Mene kuhanje opušta, ali daleko od toga da i ja nekad ne poželim slobodni dan od kužine:)

  11. Sounds delicioussssssssssssss


  12. love this,yumyyy dear friend♥
    have a amazing week!!!♥♥
    New post on my blog

  13. Looks delicious!!


  14. *___* che bontà! Bravissima!!

    Leather jacket, sweatshir and green pants on lowbudget-lowcost Fashion Blog

  15. I enjoy baking too and i have a moment where i just start baking non stop. It looks good. Nice!

  16. My grandmother makes similar cakes. Your story makes me giggle because my mother made a similar quote to yours about me and cooking when I was younger, xoxo.


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