Month: September 2015

Bursting with beautiful earthy flavours wild mushroom soup

It is official! Lady autumn is here. Bursting with all varieties of gold, yellow and red. It seems that nature had been saving up all year for this grand finale. I love autumn for the smell of fresh apples, for the joyful colors of squash, and most of all, for the treasures of the forest. Yes! Since I was a kid, my family went for mushroom picking and for me, it always was sort of a game, to spot as many caps as possible, to fill the basket first. But what to do with all the catch? There is a great variety of recipes involving wild mushrooms, including this one. Coming from the old times and perfected by me for easy-to-follow recipe, this simple yet delicious fusion can be served as a aromatic appetizer or as a full-sophisticated dish. Rich and creamy wild mushroom soup has a great character and will definitely tickle your taste buds. Before starting juggling the pots, a natural question arises – What’s the best way of handling the mushrooms? Well, …

Autumn on a plate: simple fried eggs with a touch of chives

Delicious autumn! When every leaf looks like a flower! These are the last days of summer in the UK,  mellow sunlight makes me want to go out and soak in every single ray. Spending some time in the countryside is a great way of welcoming autumn, enjoying yet still warm weather and celebrating time of the harvest. Autumn is a truly magical season. Fascinating golden leaves and hiding wild mushrooms, curious hare dashing through the meadow and calm clouds of sheep. An idyllic picture. To immerse oneself with nature even more you can try cooking over an open fire. Glowing red flames and smoky ambers invite to get all creative and venture for a whole new cooking challenge. As for me, from the moment I saw it,  I was completely drawn for more refined but yet very homely and appealing way of cooking – on a wood-fire ESSE cooker. It is very elegant and also wise-designed cooking stove, I simply couldn’t miss my chance! With a excitement of a five-year-old, I was throwing logs into the furnace …