Marketing for small business

When you’re bootstrapping a business every penny counts and I must say I have very tight marketing budget. I try to do most of the things myself and for free. And of course it takes lots of time and effort compared to advertising on Facebook or Google. You can...

Winter salad with honey vinaigrette

Taking photos in the evening with bad light is not the smartest idea, however I did my best. I wanted to try honey vinaigrette to see how well it works with food so the salad was a bunch of fruit and vegetables I found in the fridge. Here are the ingredients: Orange...

Building a food startup in your garage

I’m running Mellis Berry out of my parents’ flat. I don’t own a home and I’m always on a move so their place is the best and most stable place for me to work. Plus European Union allows to run a food business out of your house. This and the...

An engineer’s approach to cooking

Many enterpreneurs say that if they knew how hard it would be, they would never start it. I might still say that one day, but this day is not today. This post is all about my failures that I encountered while preparing berries and other ingredients for the Mellis...

A baking tip and new experiment

While doing the last batch of honey I tried to do a small experiment with sea buckthorn. This was a failure. Not because of the berry itself but the recipe. As a result I have about 10 jars of honey which I cannot give to anyone and cannot throw away because the...