Category: Gastro Library

This month #letseat: parsnips

With the new year, it’s time for novelties on Chakula.ba. Every month I choose a grocery that is in season, and which is not particularly popular, known or common in our kitchen. The goal is to find out more about the groceries we can buy in the season, but at the same time we are not used to preparing them or maybe we do not know how to use it in everyday cooking. New Year seems to be ideal with enriching our diet, right? In January parsnips is in season. In the period of the Roman Empire, parsnips or...

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In season: December

Are you already in the holiday mood? In December, we usually relax and all foods, and especially cakes, are especially appealing to us. But believe it or not in the season in December there are some very healthy foods. In December, seasonal foods are: kale, turnip, clementines and pineapple. It seems as kale is always the talk of the town. I wrote about it in the text about super foods. You can serve the kale as a side dish, shortly boiled or sautéed with garlic. It goes well with soy sauce and nuts. Chestnuts are still there, so you...

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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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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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