Recipes Inspired by Travel

Ingredients for a Hugo Spritz, an Aperitif from Italy. Image shows a bottle of St Germain Elderflower Liqueur, mint sprigs and lime slices on a wooden surface

Hugo Spritz: Your Aperitif of the Summer

Have you had a Hugo Spritz? Learn to make this light and floral Italian aperitif that’s popular in Europe! This post may contain affiliate links, meaning that I get a commission if you take advantage of the offer (thank you!).
Lavender fudgesicles. The image shows a dark chocolate lavender fudgesicle with a bite taken out of it. In the background there is a weathered gray stockade fence and yellow flowers in the foreground. It's a sunny day.

Lavender Fudgesicles: Nostalgia Grows Up

Let’s get nostalgic and make fudgesicles! This super-easy, small-batch recipe kicks things up a notch with lavender for a decidedly adult twist on the classic treat. A singular ice cream cone at my favorite shop in Split inspired this recipe.
How to Open a Pomegranate: Using a simple method, I opened a pomegranate and removed the arils into a bowl without making a mess

How to Open a Pomegranate without Destroying Your Kitchen

Pomegranates are beautiful, healthy, delicious fruits. Opening them can do a number on your kitchen. I learned a foolproof way to open a pomegranate on a farm near Split, Croatia, and I thought I’d share it with you. This post may contain affiliate links, meaning that I get a commission if you take advantage of the offer (thank you!).
a cup of Kuhano vino (Croatian Mulled wine) in a Advent U Zagreb cup with christmas lights in the background

Kuhano Vino: Get in the Holiday Spirit with Croatian Mulled Wine

When the weather outside gets frightful, warm up with a cup of Kuhano Vino (Croatian mulled wine). Perfectly spiced, not too heavy, and a cinch to make, this festive wintry treat is sure to make it into your holiday (or, you know, February) rotation. This post may contain affiliate links, meaning that I get a commission if you take advantage of the offer (thank you!).