Béchamel
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Béchamel

Béchamel is a white sauce based on flour, milk and butter. The first step is roux prepared from flour and butter, which are fried until the flour is cooked. If after tasting the roux, there is still a noticeable taste of flour in it, it means that the flour is not cooked and the roux…

Tartar sauce
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Tartar sauce

Tartar sauce is a combination of mayonnaise and vegetables marinated in vinegar. Depending on which version of the sauce you are having, you will find gherkins, capers, parsley or chives in it. I have always prepared this sauce only with pickled mushrooms and gherkins. The recipe below is for that version of the sauce. Find…

Mushroom sauce
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Mushroom sauce

Sauces are an essential part of many dishes. Usually they complement meat, but there is also a range of vegetarian dishes which are not too tasty without the addition of some sort of sauce. I make mushroom sauce quite often. It is a versatile sauce as it is as tasty with meat as with vegetables….

Tzatziki
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Tzatziki

Tzatziki is a cucumber dip that originated in Greece. It is most often served as an addition to grilled meat dishes. It can also be eaten with vegetables and bread. The basis of tzatziki are fresh cucumbers to which garlic and Greek joghurt are added. Other frequently used ingredients include olive oil, dill and lemon…

Basil dressing
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Basil dressing

There is nothing better than a homemade salad dressing. When preparing a dressing at home, you have control not only over the quality of the products used, but also over the ingredients. It doesn’t matter what kind of dressing you are after as most of them can be prepared very fast. Below you can find…