Food, Wanderlust

City gardens

Jardins de Ca n’Altimira, once an eccentric millionaires private gardens. In 1880 there were lakes, waterfalls, caves and exotic vegetation. The portico provided access to other caves connected to the house. It is said that at various points the caves were flooded so that Altimira and his guests could boat through them.

Community garden of the people of Vallcarca.


Grandma`s cooking

My granny doesn’t believe in a meal without meat and meat less, let alone animal free lunch is just outrageous idea! C` mon! You gotta eat something!

But grandma ….

“Theres only one egg in the cake, one egg is not going to kill you!”

But grandma …

So we looked deep into our “heritage cuisine” and  in the end we agreed on “Halušky” a traditional Slovakian “mountain” meal. Made of finely diced potatoes mixed with flour and boiled, served with fermented cabbage.

The original version is not animal free, granny just had to deal with it! But I came for more and that made her happy!



It`s asparagus season


Locally grown white asparagus & sorghum with Tahini Sauce 

Did you know an acre of sorghum uses a third-less water than an acre of corn? It is drought-tolerant, low-water-usage, wonder grain!


Nut Roast!

It is almost Sunday so treat yourself!


Receipt here  green salad on a side and cauliflower rice (cooked cauliflower in a water with curcuma, salt, cayenne pepper) and of course Tahini Sauce on everything!

nut roast


Absolutely delightful!


Cacao & raspberries dreams

cacao rasbery

I started of with this recipe  however on the way modified it a bit. I used Spelt flour, sunflower oil, and added raspberry jam (grandma`s home-made) and cacao. No egg! I used chia and flax seeds mix. Improvise!

Super quick only 10 min in the owen!



Tasting my memories

Today I took a stroll through memory and made a traditional Czech dish – apple millet pie. Evidence of my own past, this dish was with me throughout my childhood and adulthood, popping up on my plate every now and than. Served by school, grandma at my friends parents houses, everywhere …


For reference look at the movie Carnage 


Today I followed this recipe  slightly modified. I added poppy seeds, sunflower seeds and walnuts, skipped the spices, only used cinnamon and didn’t use milk as I didn’t have any around.



Banana bread cake again!

This time we did not forget to add cacao nibs and flax seeds/ chia seeds mix aka vegan egg

banana bread again


Delis as always, gone in a day!