Quote of the Day 05/07/2016

“Freedom, Sancho, is one of the most precious gifts heaven gave to men; the treasures under the earth and beneath the sea cannot compare to it; for freedom, as well as for honor, one can and should risk one’s life, while captivity, on the other hand, is the greatest evil that can befall men.” Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

Spanish Tortilla

Spanish Tortilla

If you are a fan of the potatoes, you must try this recipe.

Ingredients:
1. 5-6 potatoes
2. 1 onion
3. 3 eggs (or 5, if you love eggs)
4. Oil
5. Black pepper
6. Salt

Directions:
1. First, scrape the potatoes and cut them into slices

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2. Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the potatoes.

3. Meanwhile, chop the onion

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4. When the potatoes are stewed, add the onion in the frying pan. Stir occasionally

5. Beat the eggs. Add the potatoes and the onion to them. Add the spices.

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6. Add the mass into the frying pan. Cover it so it cooks well

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7. When ready on the one side, with the help of a plate, turn the tortilla on the other side.

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Quote of the Day 13.04.2016

“Un día, la vida me golpeó tan fuerte que me enseñó a resistir. Un día, me mintieron de tal forma que me dolió y entonces aprendí a ir siempre de frente con la verdad. Un día, me falló quien menos imaginaba y entendí que las palabras hay que cumplirlas y de los actos, hacerse cargo. A veces es necesario dar vuelta la página y empezar de cero, AUNQUE CUESTE O DUELA..El mejor guerrero no es el que triunfa siempre sino el que vuelve sin miedo a la batalla.” Dolores Ibárruri

Homemade Bulgarian Ljutenitsa

Homemade Bulgarian Ljutenitsa

The ljutenitsa is something that presents in every Bulgarian household.

It is usually in jars and is prepared at the end of the summer.
It can be found in every grocery as well, but homemade ljutenitsa can’t be compared to the industrial one.
The ljutenitsa is usually eaten with a slice of bread but it’s the perfect side dish to meats too.

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Attention: The current recipe is not for chutney, that’s why the quantity of products is small. From the quantity given in this recipe I receive about 400 gm of ljutenitsa.

Ingredients:
1. Tomatoes (about a kilo)
2. 2-3 red peppers ( I used red bell peppers)
3. 1-2 eggplants
4. Salt (a full tablespoon)
5. Black pepper (a teaspoon)
6. Cumin (a teaspoon)
7. Oil (2 tablespoons)
8. Sugar (a tablespoon)

Instructions:
1. Roast the eggplants and the peppers
2. Dice the tomatoes. Place the chunks in a blender and blend until a smooth liquid. If you don’t have a blender, you can use a grater.
3. When the eggplants and the peppers are roasted, peel their skin, after that cut them into pieces and place them in the blender (or meat cutting machine).
4. In a deep pot pour the tomatoe and the pepper and eggplant sauces. Bring to boil. Stir frequently. After 7-8 minutes of boiling, put the spices and the oil and stir well.
5. The ljutenitsa is ready when its consistency is thick enough. It is thick enough when you can make a path in the consistency with the spoon.

Bon appétit!

Fried courgettes

Fried courgettes

This is one of the dishes from my childhood. 🙂 It’s very typical during the summertime in Bulgaria. 🙂

Ingredients:
1. 2-3 courgettes
2. Oil
3. Garlic (optional)
4. Salt
5. Dill (optional)

Directions:
1. Wash the courgettes and after that cut them into pieces.
2. Heat the oil in a frying pan (or saucepan) and add some of the courgette pieces.
3. Fry until the courgettes are light brown. It may be necessary to move the pieces so they fry on the other side.

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4. When the courgettes are ready, sprinkle them with salt and minced garlic. Fry the rest of the courgettes. When ready, sprinkle with salt and garlic again.
5. Finally, you can add some dill.

Fried courgettes can be consumed hot or cold and they’re always delicious.
You can also add some yoghurt to the fried courgettes, it’s really yummy.

Bon appétit!