I love traveling! I have been all over Western Europe(Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, Amsterdam, London, and Milan) and to Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia. My dream vacation right now is to take a two week trip to Hawaii or to the Caribbean !
I own my own business and plan in the next two years to open a cafe in the style similar to those in Serbia- a "cafe bar" with cakes, pizza, coffees, teas, and a full bar. The atmosphere is so relaxed and social, and I want to be able to introduce that into Chicago.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking and coming up with unique, tasty and beautiful desserts. I like to use unconventional ingredients (such as nectarines with mint, curries with blueberries, and tomatoes and avocados in cake) and share my new creations with my team in the office!
My favorite family cooking traditions
In the fall my mom and my sister and I always make applesauce, zucchini, date, and pumpkin breads for ourselves and for our friends. My favorite part is going to Goebert's pumpkin farm to buy all the apples.
My cooking triumphs
When I started experimenting with curries, I found out that I am really good at creating dishes similar to what I have eaten in Indian and Thai restaurants by my house!
Also, my boyfriend does a work out program called p90x, and can only eat certain foods and very specific amounts, so when I can make something that fits those requirements and still tastes great, he is a very happy man :)
My cooking tragedies
I have definitely burned a few things before, and had plenty of messes and fires in the microwave... ha, ha.