July 11th, 2013
I learned this recipe for Tiramisu from Carolina, an Italian and excellent cook. What I like about Carolina’s version of this quintessential Italian dessert is that it is comparably light and not too sweet while still fulfilling all important factors – creamy, delicious and an instant (and easy to prepare) success for any dinner party.
Preparation Time: at least 4 hours (30 minutes to prepare, 3.5 to 24 hours to chill before serving) Read more... (328 words, 5 images, estimated 1:19 mins reading time)
June 25th, 2013
View from The Adriana
We have some friends who live in Split, Croatia, and they recommended the two 4 star hotels Hotel Amfora and Hotel Adriana operated by the Suncani Hvar Group as the best accommodations the island has to offer. Initially, we planned (and booked) to spend our first 7 days at the Amfora and move to the Adriana for the remaining 5 days of our holiday. But things didn’t quite turn out as expected… Read more... (1004 words, 4 images, estimated 4:01 mins reading time)
June 20th, 2013
I am writing this, sitting at the terrace of the Adriana Hotel in picturesque Hvar Town (the most touristy spot on Hvar island), with a glass of local beer in hand and a sleeping baby next to me while the sun sets over Hvar harbour. It’s early June, shoulder season, which is perfect. It is pleasantly busy, but far from overcrowded and also the temperature is very agreeable, hovering around the low to mid twens, which is comfortable for talking a walk, sitting at the pool/seafront, having an occasional refreshing dip and reading. Read more... (684 words, 3 images, estimated 2:44 mins reading time)