Acacia flower

Today I remembered one of my mother sweets, from my childhood.

I love acacia flowers, and I usually eat them just like that – raw. But my mother used to make some pancakes using those flowers. Delicious delicate sweets! I don’t know her recipe, but I did a quick search and I found this recipe. Maybe one day my mother will cook them again for me, as long as I’m at her house when acacia trees bloom.

Do you like acacia flowers? Did you eat those pancakes with acacia flowers?


When it’s getting cold

It’s starting to get cold in my town, so we needed something to keep us warm. And the best way to feel good is to eat something good. What an excellent opportunity for me to prepare one of my childhood best treats – fruits compote. And since I didn’t have a lot of fruits, I only used apples and my absolute favorite fruits – quinces. 

Just boil water and add the chopped fruits. Add as much sugar as you wish and boil them together for 10 minutes or so (until the fruits are soft). The compote is really to be served in a few minutes.

This is the final result – the cinnamon is optional. My mom did not use it when I was a kid.

Hope you like it – Enjoy!


For my older son


Because I had a fight with my older kid.

Son, I am your mother – I only want the best for you, and I will say it (and maybe even yell at you) if I think it’s needed. If I do it, it’s because that thing needs to be done at that time and the way it’s supposed to.

So, let’s see the big picture, and save ourselves the headache and do things good (and my way) from the beginning.