Chickpea Soup with Root Vegetables

When I was a child growing up in the socialistic Czechoslovakia, there were no fresh vegetables available during December, January and February. Our fields and gardens were covered in snow and the temperatures stayed below zero for the better part of winter. There were no imported or indoor-grown vegetables in the winter months either. Instead, … Continue reading Chickpea Soup with Root Vegetables

Sunrays – a summer taste of Tatratea

Regular visitors to Cookslovak site are already familiar with Tatratea, the Slovak tea-based alcoholic drink from under the High Tatras. The Tatratea brand is relatively new, but the tradition of fortified tea drinking at the High Tatras chalets is not. It started centuries ago in the homes of hardy mountain folk, who used herbal tea … Continue reading Sunrays – a summer taste of Tatratea