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...
With many days to celebrate in the calendar - the Albanian Independence Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day amongst the most popular ones to name it's great to have a big Albanian meal to share with family and friends.
Every morning during our visits to Albania, my father in law takes a morning stroll (or cycle) down to the local village bakery. Homemade bread (Albanian Bukë) served in small outlets each day is a tradition that you will see in all villages.
Salmon is one of my favourite fish types that I cook with frequently, at least once a week. It can be pan fried, grilled or oven baked and with just a rough 20 minute cooking time, it makes a perfect quick (and healthy) dinner option.
Today I had a go at cooking a spatchcock chicken, spatchcocking my whole chicken myself before cooking. And, surprising at how easy and little time it took (all of 1 minute) it is a big achievement for me.
Albanian hot chocolate (Cokollatë e Nxehtë) is a thick, gooey chocolate drink that has to be eaten with a spoon, more like a dessert, but it's all part of the fun! It really does taste like a melted bar of chocolate served in a cup, it's that delicious!