We?ve come to an end for the Lithuanian cuisine editorial, I hope you?ve enjoyed discovering my native cuisine and some very peculiar dishes. For me, it was a beyond insightful look and rediscovery of dishes, some I have not cooked and tasted in a long time and inspiration to pursue the elements in future culinary [...]
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As all dinner parties have themes, this one is meant for occasions: a birthday, Mother’s, Father’s days and anytime you want to treat yourself with something special. I’ve picked recipes that are festive, yet can all be prepared in advance, as none of the dishes require last minute touches, so you have absolutely nothing to [...]The post Dinner party for a special occasion appeared first on Gourmantine's Blog.
A few weeks ago when the sun was shining and temperatures soaring high up here, it seemed a perfect time to open ice cream making season and with strawberries available at every corner, what’s better than a refreshing berry sorbet? However, once my sorbet was happily chilling in the freezer, the temperatures dropped. Seriously dropped. [...]The post Berry sorbet and cream cheese popsicles appeared first on Gourmantine's Blog.
I have big tingled smile writing this post, not because the topic is funny, but because I never thought I?ll be writing a how to section for photography; and had it not been for all the request received in the past month, I don?t think I?d be writing it now. I’ve started this blog in [...]The post Photography: where to begin appeared first on Gourmantine's Blog.
Happy Sunday everyone and for those who are celebrating Mother?s Day today may it be a splendid and spent with those you love. We have celebrated Mother?s day last Sunday, what was the highlight of spring: sunny, warm and beyond lovely. But as in true Dutch weather fashion for one day of plentiful sunshine we [...]The post Ginger and chili roast chicken with sticky carrots and zucchini salad appeared first on Gourmantine's Blog.
There are times time when the urge of sweetness is too overwhelming. When your eyes are frantically searching for something sweet to sink teeth in and daydreams of glorious sweets take over. If during those desperate times you have a cookie hidden somewhere, I envy you, for nothing sweet in my household ever survives that [...]The post Sweet hour appeared first on Gourmantine's Blog.
I was pleasantly surprised at the warm reception of dinner party ideas and happy to announce that they will surely continue, as so it happens I have plenty of dinner parties on my schedule for months to come. I?m thinking of doing by certain themes and cuisines, but if you have any particular types of [...]The post Casual dinner party appeared first on Gourmantine's Blog.
Today, as every first weekend of May is Mother’s Day in Lithuania. One of the most beautiful times in the year, when (if weather is cooperating) the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, sweetness lingers in the air and each passing day grows warmer. I have plotted and schemed for months to be in Lithuania today, [...]The post Mum’s Poppy Seed Cake appeared first on Gourmantine's Blog.
3 years ago, on a beautiful start to the weekend such as today, my husband took me on a birthday surprise trip. No details, no hints, just a few directions of what to pack (such that could have been suited for most more southern European destinations). It wasn?t until the sign on departure gates appeared [...]The post A Sicilian tale with cannoli appeared first on Gourmantine's Blog.
Spring is the time for salads or at least everyone around seems to be switching to them. As an avid salad eater all year long, I?ve hoarded quite a few salad dressing recipes over the years, since I rarely make a larger batch to last a few days and haven’t bought any store prepped options [...]The post 8 dressing ideas to spice up salads appeared first on Gourmantine's Blog.
If you?ve ever been to Sicily, you?ve probably been mesmerized by it?s natural beauty, hospitality of people and incredible food (and if you haven?t, then you?ve probably been in the wrong place). From fresh fish to hearty meat dishes, to soul sweetening desserts, Sicily is a food lovers dream. Of all the places I?ve visited, [...]The post How to make Sicilian ricotta cheese appeared first on Gourmantine's Blog.