The magical Rila monastery

If you are a tourist coming to Bulgaria, or simply religious Christian, the Rila monastery should be a must in your visiting list. Not only because of it’s religious meaning or because of it being cherished architectural and historical monument that is included in UNESCO’s World Heritage list, but because of the spirit of another World…

Caramel custard

Lately I take a day each week to make something I have not made before. On this lovely Saturday this was caramel custard, which is a very popular dessert here in Bulgaria. When I was little I despised the caramel that is on top ( or bottom while you are making it) because it was…

Madeleines – Gordon Ramsay style.

The Madeleines are traditional French cookies. Small sponge-like cakes with the  typical shape of shells. The story goes that Louis XV called this tiny pastry “Madeleine” for the first time in 1755 in honor of his father-in-law’s cook Paulmier Madeleine. Is this true? I do not know, however, I know they are not just delicious, but…

Salmon, please.

Today’s modest – yet very delicious dinner is: roasted salmon with potato salad and lettuce salad sides. Salmon is not a food that is widely popular here in Bulgaria, and it only became a thing few years ago.  Yet, as I found out, this is my favorite fish to have in any form and moreover…

Boston and the unique mixture

As a human being living in a tiny small country, USA has always amazed me with its distances. The lone fact that one can drive over 10 hours just to get from town A to town B, just mesmerizes me. And this is exactly the case of our trip from Rehoboth beach, DE to Boston,…

Red Velvet … Cake

This recipe is a pleasant surprise from New York Times’ cooking page. I do occasionally see their ideas in my Facebook feed, but I had never tried any of them. The reason I chose the Red velvet cake among tons of other ideas I could have tried, is that this particular cake has a special…

Rehoboth beach, Delaware

If someone ever asked me: Where is the place, where you changed? Where did you become what you are now? Where have you had the most amazing time of your life? The answer to all these will be – Rehoboth. Rehoboth beach is a small town by the ocean in Delaware. Because it is located…