Thursday, March 12, 2015

Birthday far from home

She fell in love with the desert the first time she saw it. And she decided to go back there. To live and study there, to be a part of a multi-colored community, where nations and borders do not matter. Today she turns 19, first birthday away of home, many more to follow.

Happy birthday, Violet, I love you, love you, love and I wish you all the happiness in the world!

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Bulgarian green salad with radishes

March has come again and although the spring is going to start officially on the 22nd of March, I feel spring everywhere around me. First of March was Baba Marta – Bulgarian holiday, when everybody presents to their relatives and colleagues small pieces of adornments made from white and red yarn – the so called Martenitsi. People wear them from the first of March until they see a stork, which is around the end of March.
Early spring is the time to enjoy the typical Bulgarian green salad – light, tasty and easy to prepare. We do not chop the green salad in Bulgaria, we slice it thinly and so it absorbs easier the vinegar and sunflowers oil. Boiled eggs are also often added to this salad.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Poached eggs with yogurt – one more recipe from the Balkans

Poached eggs with yogurt
It is very hard to define the origin of the dishes on the Balkans. The dish I am presenting you today has a name, which is hard to pronounce if you are not Bulgarian - ‘Jajca po panagjurski’, which means eggs prepared the way as in the Bulgarian town of Panagjurishte. And I was ready to swear that this is a typical Bulgarian recipe, before I checked Internet and found the Turkish dish called ‘Cilbir’, which is quite the same ultra-delicious blend of tastes – fresh yogurt, some garlic and poached eggs, drizzled with butter and red pepper flakes. No matter the origin of these poached eggs with yogurt – this dish is very light and is the perfect weekend brunch. 
Greetings from the Balkans!