Wheat Kasha

Wheat kasha is deeply rooted in my childhood memories as a simple yet nourishing breakfast, or a light evening dish. I know children are fed with all sorts of ready-made cereal mixtures these days, but perhaps we shouldn't quite abandon traditional recipes that use fresh, good-quality ingredients and take very little time to prepare. Wheat … Continue reading Wheat Kasha

Savoury Pagatche Cakes

Another recipe from Vierka's rural kitchen is for traditional savoury cakes called Škvarkové pagáče, which would loosely translate as 'Pork Cracklings Cakes'. The vital ingredient for Škvarkové pagáče is škvarky (pronounced as shkvarki in English). They are similar to pork cracklings except that shkvarki are made by melting and roasting fatty bacon WITHOUT its rind on. It does change … Continue reading Savoury Pagatche Cakes