Category: Gastro Library

In season: November

What do you think will winter be full of snow? I somehow hope it will not. But if it does, we couldn’t care less, there will be more time for cooking and socializing in the home environment. In November, seasonal foods are: cabbage, chestnuts, cranberries and pomegranate. My friend told me the other day as soon as she enters her building, she feels the smell of pickled cabbage from the barrel that her neighbor is holding somewhere in the corridor. Indeed, it seems to me that the first novice of winter is cabbage. Served as thermally processed or as...

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In season: October

Despite the cool last days of September, I still believe in the golden and sunny autumn. An irreparable optimist what can I do. On the other hand, when it is rainy and gloomy outside, there is something in a hot tea, a home-made cake and a blanket. In October we enjoy seasonal: sweet potato, mushrooms, pears and grapes. The truth is that sweet potato is present in our diet only for several years now. However, once you try it, addiction is inevitable. The interior of this vegetable varies from orange to purple, with orange that is sweeter and has...

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In season: September

The first days of September are usually the firsts day of school. And even if you do not have a school kid in the house, I think we all remember school days. September brings the first autumn leaves, but also rain. Certainly it means that we will be more likely to be home and, of course, cook. In September, in the season are: pumpkin, chestnuts, figs and apples. Butternut pumpkin is certainly one of the most popular autumn foods for preparing both salty and sweet dishes. You can use it in soups, pasta, risotto, but also in delicious cakes....

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6 foods that will make you happy

It’s not a secret that having enough sleep, walking, socializing with friends (and pets) makes us radiate the hormone of happiness. Research shows that every day we can improve our mood, regardless of work stress or a rainy day. The old saying is “we are what we eat”. The fact is that our gut communicates with our brain and sends signals that affect our emotions. Below are 6 foods whose consumption will make you happier. Quinoa This cereal is rich with protein and is a great substitute for rice and pasta. Studies show that quinoa contains a flavonoid that...

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In season: August

– Tell me something ugly. – Summer 2018. And it’s really sort of like that. We only sunbathed on the beach, and seen nothing of the summer in the city. It remains to expect from August to make us happy with hot, warm days. And when they are temperatures of + 30°C then it is difficult to turn on the oven. It may be because of that, that seasonal fruits and vegetables require no or minimal heat treatment. In August, in the season are: corn, tomato, plums and blackberries. Corn always brings me back to childhood. You know when...

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About Chakula

My name is Irma and for 10 years I have been cooking for my family and friends. Two years ago I started with food photography and with exploring recipes and adapting them to my liking.
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