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Recipes and the stories that inspire a way of living everyday. "The Food I Love" Lidija

Creamy Dreamy Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake Picture this: plump, juicy strawberries sandwiched between decadent swirls of softly whipped cream and a heavenly sponge cake that's lighter than a pillowy cloud on a crisp blue sky. Ok, enough with my visuals, but this strawberry shortcake really...

Whiskey-Sour Blueberry Pie with Wine Syrup and Cinnamon Crumble

Whiskey-Sour Blueberry pie with Wine Syrup and Cinnamon Crumble With lockdowns easing around the world, many of us are edging towards life outside of quasi-solitude. The one thing that's been a constant for me throughout this defining moment in time is the comfort I...

St-Germain Elderflower Green Tea Cake with Gin & Lemon

No stranger to elderflower liqueur, I’ve loved its sweet floral notes the moment it’s heavenly nectar kissed my lips on a tipsy girls night out. Unlike the girls night, the story behind St Germain is as charming as the taste behind it. An artisanal, all-natural French liqueur created in 2007, elderflower blossoms are harvested once a year during a few fleeting weeks in summer – carefully hand picked at the height of their aroma. With flavor notes of peach, pear, and grapefruit, it’s dances softly on your palate and is a welcome, refined addition to your liquor cabinet. And after making this cake, trust me when I say it will bring a breath of fresh spring air into your kitchen.

Negroni Chocolate Mousse

I drank my first Negroni at Dubai's BB Social Dining on a cool winter night in 2018, when the House of Negroni took over the three story restaurant and flipped it into a cocktail-lovers fantasy.  Groovy tunes set the atmosphere as the city's most beautiful swayed...

Date Night – A Quarantine Dinner for Two

For those of you lucky enough to be canoodling with another human in your non-socially-distant-airspace, I’ve teamed up with Lindsay to create a cocktail and wine pairing in a quarantine dinner for two. Starting with a warm beetroot salad, followed by a juicy Tomahawk steak – most ingredients are relatively easy to source along with a few refrigerator and pantry staples.

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