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.