Beautifully Constructed Mes Bridge, Shkoder

Built in the 18th century to connect Shkoder to North Albania. This 108m, multi arch, round stone built bridge is one of Albania's hidden gems.

A bit of time to spare saw us take the short 15 minute road trip from the city of Shkoder to Mes Bridge – Ura...
1st August 2017

Quick Dinners: Egg Stuffed Peppers

Roasted peppers with a baked egg on top is a healthy, delicious and brilliant way to enjoy a wholesome meal that can be made to suit your taste.

The great thing that I love about these egg stuffed peppers is that you can have them for breakfast, lunch or dinner. One of my all time favourite Albanian dishes...
14th July 2017

Let’s cook in season, it’s July!

Harvested immaturely, courgettes make a great ingredient in any dish with its flowers creating great edible garnishes.

COOK IN SEASON THIS MONTH: COURGETTE / ZUCCHINI Others: Aubergine, Asparagus, Basil, Cherries, Strawberries, Garlic and Watermelons Courgette spaghetti, courgette bread, courgette pie, grilled courgette or even roasted, there are so...
6th July 2017

Recipe Review: Homemade Potato Pancakes

During my search for some recipes that are simple to make, use few ingredients and would be perfect to make while visiting the family in Albania I came across Potato Pancakes.

There are a lot of recipes out there but one that caught my eye was this lovely potato pancake recipe posted by Natasha’s Kitchen. Mash...
28th June 2017

5 Albanian pudding recipes to bake at home

Highly addictive, cheap, tasty and very simple Albanian cakes. In fact, very addictive so don’t count on having just one slice.

Just when you thought you’ve tried every pudding… The lack of wealth in Albania can been seem through the simplicity of Albanian puddings. Yet, Albanian puddings will make you see...
20th March 2017

Let’s cook in season, it’s March!

Let's cook Seasonal, use the most beautiful and colourful fruit & veg. Cabbages are a cheap vegetable and a predominant part of European cuisine.

IN SEASON THIS MONTH: CABBAGE Other Veg: Leeks, Spring Greens, Kale & Cauliflower Cabbages are a cheap vegetable and a predominant part of European cuisine. With...
4th March 2017

Love Stews? Love Yorkshire Puddings!

If you love stews and casseroles and you haven't been dunking delicious (and totally addictive!) basic Yorkshire puddings into them then you've been missing out!

When I first served these basic Yorkshire puddings to my in-laws I got some funny looks. The idea of eating cooked batter with a juicy meat stew did not appeal,...
24th February 2017

Let’s cook in season, it’s February!

Seasonal cooking allows you to use the most beautiful, colourful & fresh fruit & veg. Let's cook what's in season this month and create some delicious Albanian recipes.

IN SEASON THIS MONTH: LEEKS Other Veg: Carrots, Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower, Cabbage & Kale Leeks have a natural sweetness, a subtle onion flavour and this can make some great sweet...
1st February 2017

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