Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Lemon Confit

Preparing for some summer kitchen experiments :)

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Traditional cuisine

We went out for a lunch today to celebrate that my parasitological work was successful. I thought Aussie might want to experience real traditional Czech cuisine so I took him to a Czech pub. I don't eat local cuisine in restaurants and pubs often because our meals are very heavy and definitely not healthy, but now and then they are great. The pub's name is Na Rychtě and the design is old brewery-themed (which you can't see at these photos but Aussie did :)).

Roasted duck with karlovarský knedlík (dumpling) and red sweet cabbage.

Roasted pork knee with Šumava bread, mustard and horseradish. Yum!

Wednesday, 24 April 2013


My little brother's school prepared a Burma-themed day. It wasn't hard to convince me to come, especially when I heard there would be authentic Burmese food :D And of course I took Aussie with me.
We saw some  Burmese dances and heard some Burmese songs and a story about white elephant. Elephants were everywhere.

Food! Coconut rice and rice noodles.

Aussie rode a creepy elephant.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013


We celebrated the last day of school with my classmates.

It wouldn't be a trip to the Czech republic without beer :)

Our lunch- Caesar salad in local Italian restaurant.

Monday, 22 April 2013


Yesterday Aussie helped me to prepare the chalk dust...

He was curious what it is for. Well, here is the reason :)

Our headmaster:

And a picture with me :)

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Aussie helping in the kitchen

We didn't have any ice cream so we at least froze a yoghurt.

Monday, 15 April 2013


Aussie tried his first Czech meal- koprovka. It's creamy dill sauce with beef, an egg and traditional Czech dumplings. It tastes a bit sour. People either hate it or love it- I love it.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

The royal town of Litoměřice

Litoměřice (24 000 inhabitants) is the nearest diocese. I'm not a Christian but I'm fascinated by old christian places so I've always wanted to visit it. Today's trip's goal was to see 9 churches of Litoměřice- that's a bit awkward because Aussie has so far seen only local churches... I promise this will end soon! But I believe it was worth- some of the places we saw were really beautiful.

Let's start with the pictures of the nine churches. Well, one is actually a chapel and one is a cathedral.

Can you find Aussie? :)

We had a break for some ice cream.

This is how typical houses in Litoměřice look like.

Aussie at one side, my brother at the other one.

 Aussie also found this interesting old "bench".

This is the house where in the 19th century lived and died one of our greatest poets (and travellers), Karel Hynek Mácha.
His most famous work is the ballad Máj (May).

Late evening, on the first of May—
The twilit May—the time of love.
Meltingly called the turtle-dove,
Where rich and sweet pinewoods lay.
Whispered of love the mosses frail,
The flowering tree as sweetly lied,
The rose's fragrant sigh replied
To love-songs of the nightingale.
In shadowy woods the burnished lake
Darkly complained a secret pain,
By circling shores embraced again;
And heaven's clear sun leaned down to take
A road astray in azure deeps,
Like burning tears the lover weeps.

Almost every Czech child can recite some parts of this book.

Aussie had a rest in the branches of a tree at the cathedral.

You can see Aussie's head peeping out of the shrub :)

After we walked many kilometers we decided to have a lunch in a restaurant in the historical cellar.

The square, there's a plague column in the background.

And a nice view before leaving the town :)

Aussie had a Fidorka in the car to gain some more energy.