Sonja BajicParis, Ile de France, FR
Art, illustration, maps and words. Author of three illustrated books. Plants lover.
Recipes By Sonja Bajic
Nothing screams like summer as much as watermelons do! You add feta and olive oil and you think you are in Greece. Mint gives the freshness and lemon/lime juice twist. Let's celebrate sunshine and sunny days and let's make this deliciousness over and over again!
I live in France and people often ask me: WHO IN THE WORLD MAKES BREAD AT HOME IN FRANCE?? Well, I do! I try to avoid yeast. I try to avoid white flour. SO here it is! My super quick (in the world of breads) and pretty healthy NO YEAST bread! Mail me if you have any questions about it on firstname.lastname@example.org :D
Marche d'Aligre is one of my favorite markets in Paris! It offers you everything you need - fruits and veggies, dairy and meat, bread and cakes! But that's not all, there is also a small part where you can find beautiful vintage plates, crystal glasses and silver cutlery. Next time you are in Paris - check it out! It's wonderful to support small producers and organic farming!
Proja (pronounced like Proia) is a Serbian dish I know all my life. I ate it and made it for birthdays, Christmas, funerals and no-occasions at all! There are many versions of it around Balkans but this one with feta cheese (any strong sheep or goat cheese) is my all time favorite. Give it a go - I promise you will impress whoever you need to impress ;)
Long before I have known how to prepare dhals, tabboulehs and lentil salads...I knew how to make my grandma's lentils! We always ate it with meatballs (rarely with sausages) and there has always been a box or two of lentils laying somewhere around our home pantry...together with cans of tomatoes, garlics and bay leaves. In times like these with those simple quintessential pantry ingredients you can create my Grandma's magic in less then 45 minutes (especially if you haven't forgotten to soak them the night before). Bon appetite or "prijatno" - as my grandma would put it!