Hi! I’m Ramona and I am truly happy you stopped by! Welcome to my cooking little world! This is my space where I can share my recipes, my ideas, occasionally some little stories and dishes that my family and friends have and are still enjoying. Some recipes are some of those childhood ones which I still enjoy and bring nice memories but I have to say I passionately enjoy trying new things, playing with ingredients, new combinations – I always say, no dish should and would ever be the same with a previously cooked one. I always find myself itchy to changing even to the most traditional dish that I have eaten since I was a little pea.
Cooking is a great hobby of mine, I find it so fun, it’s my time to mentally relax and most importantly, it is my time to switch off from all the daily pressures, thus it is my therapy.
I do not have any culinary training, oops what am I am omitting here – I have done a 2 hours sushi course a few years back 😉 but that is all, I promise.
I enjoyed my grandma’s cooking trmendously and I still love my mum’s despite her saying she is the worst cook – she is just being modest, super modest but that’s my lovely mum, she is lovely bless her.
I did not spent much time in the kitchen next to them trying to learn bits as an adolescent, I did love taking up cooking challenges, try and create my own recipes and cook for my parents and twin bro from quite young – can’t really reveal the age I was ha, ha – I was young, maybe 8,9?
I thought of gathering here all my favourite recipes, some simpler than others. Although I absolutely love cooking, I am a strong supporter and believe that cooking has to be simple and not so sophisticated, to create a sense of freestyle cooking giving anyone that wishes and dares to cook the idea and the courage of trying ( I am referring to those that are scared of cooking, of even trying), the liberty and total freedom to bravely get in the kitchen, put the apron on and get on with creating a dish that family and/or friends will hopefully enjoy ;-).
Are you a busy mum too? This is the best place for getting ideas for quick’n healthy family meals! I am sure you do feel like me after a full day at work or running around, just to cook something nutritious and super easy but at the same time pretty quick to prepare. Important, right?
As a mother of 2 pandas or chipmunks as I always call them depending on how good/cute or noisy they are (they really are pandas most of the times and noisy and bickering just like that irritating chipmunks on some occasions-bless) I know that all supermums want to give their children the best food and nutrition on their plate and there is nothing to replace that with a beautiful cooked from scratch meal.
But also, as a friend of quite a few people, who loves entertaining and feeding people, I know that I want to give my family and friends what’s best on the dinner/party table and that is never because I want to impress but only because I really care and take good pride of what goes on the table. It has to be nice, healthy and as much as possible homemade.
I greatly enjoy being adventurous and combining ingredients. The outcome? … yes, you have guessed it …. it’s for all tastes indeed! Including the kiddos! Well, at least the recipes that are up here on my blog are these best outcomes. 😉 My kids are the best judges for everything I cook and they are always giving me the most sincere feedback, thumbs up or down.
Cooking is real fun, oh, yes it’s fun, I mean it, come on, it has to be made easy, interesting, exciting, because ingredient combinations are endless which is why I am not a fun of really sophisticated recipes with suprer looooooonnnng ingredients list and loooooong hours cooking. That for me is really off putting. Ok, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE traditional dishes, I enjoy cooking, it is all great, but hey, we live in the 21st Century!!! Who on Earth would like to spend that many hours cooking? Weekends?? … yes, different story but I have to say that lately I rarely have the time to do long cooking even at the weekends with so many activities, clubs and fun life in general, so cooking has to be pretty quick.
Ok, come on, let’s get busy around the kitchen and make it fun. Have a sip of wine a little dance around and let the chef within show up in your kitchen. Be courageous and spontaneous!!
So, let’s open the fridge, see what’s in there, get creative, get adventurous, come up with a dish in minutes that your family will be very proud of and really enjoy. Ditch takeaways now!
Come on folks let’s give it a go!!! It’s time to distress and have some ……fun!
Quick’n yummy from a busy mummy!”
Come and visit again soon.
Have a nice day and see you again soon!