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So far Karmela has created 41 blog entries.


By | June 8th, 2015|Fish & Seafood|

The original recipe of a Singaporean chef who combined the spicy recipes of his native India with the Chinese liking of fish heads. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised! Ingredients: 1 large fish head, about 1 kg (red snapper, dentex, monkfish…) 2 tbsp tamarind paste 400 ml coconut milk 2 fresh red chili peppers 2 [...]


By | June 8th, 2015|Pasta & Rice, Veggie|

Ingredients: 500 g spaghetti 1 large or 2 small zucchini 250 ml cooking cream 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese 2 tbsp olive oil salt lemon pepper (search Ciao Karmela for the recipe) Method: Wash the zucchini, cut off the ends and dice. Briefly fry the garlic in olive oil, [...]


By | March 6th, 2015|Food, Meat, Pasta & Rice|

Spaghetti with Ground Meat Sauce Ingredients: 500 g ground beef and pork 500 g spaghetti 1 large onion salt and pepper 1 egg 2 dl sour cream 2 tbsp oil Method: Sauté finely chopped onion in heated oil. Add the meat, season with salt, stir and sauté over medium heat for 30 [...]


By | March 6th, 2015|Food, Hrana, Juhe, Soups|

The recipe is a tribute to our annual visit to Boston and to all the nice moments spent with Irena, Andrija and their kids. They are our second family and our home overseas. Ingredients: 1 ½ kg vongole 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 7 dag meaty bacon, diced 1 clove garlic [...]


By | March 4th, 2015|Desserts, Food|

An Italian version of chocolate pudding Ingredients: 8 dl milk 80 g dark chocolate, chopped 70 + 50 g sugar 1 teaspoon rum 3 eggs 1 pouch vanilla sugar 6-7 ladyfinger biscuits, cut into pieces Method: Bring the milk and chocolate to a boil. Add 70 g sugar and cook over low [...]


By | March 4th, 2015|Food, Pasta & Rice|

… just like our grandmothers used to make served with poppy seeds, walnuts or sugar and for us goes best with homemade paprikash Ingredients: ¾ kg pastry flour 2 eggs some water Method: Combine the flour, eggs and water to make a firm (but not too tough) ball of dough. Divide the dough into [...]


By | February 27th, 2015|Cakes & Pastries, Desserts, Food|

Ingredients Pastry: 100 g dark chocolate, chopped 110 g butter 1 tbsp bitter cocoa powder 2 eggs 1 cup sugar a pinch of salt 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ cup plain flour Crème # 1: 250 ml sweet cream 200 g dark chocolate instant coffee Crème # 2: 200 + 50 ml sweet cream 1 ½ [...]


By | February 27th, 2015|Food, Starters|

A simple warm starter or a light meal Ingredients: Per person: 8-10 large champignons 1 slice (Gouda) cheese 1 rasher cured pork neck or meaty bacon 1 teaspoon sour cream 1 small clove garlic parsley leaves salt and pepper a bit of butter Method: Preheat the oven to 180 °C. Grease the bottom [...]


By | February 23rd, 2015|DIY, Home|

We came across an old bread box at an antique shop in Boston. It only cost us a couple of dollars but with a little imagination we brought it back to life. Perhaps we can inspire you to do the same.  What you need:  - paint remover gun - fine sandpaper - matte white [...]


By | February 23rd, 2015|Food, Pasta & Rice, Veggie|

Ingredients: 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 2-3 zucchini, sliced into rings 1 carrot, grated 1 l vegetable stock 3 tbsp tomato sauce 200 g mixed rice, barley and wheat (e.g. 3 Cereali, Gallo) 2 tbsp olive oil salt, pepper, grated lemon zest 1 tbsp butter Method: Bring stock to [...]