Sunday, May 03, 2015

Parmesan Bread Sticks with Seeds


The crunchy breadsticks, called Grissini in Italian, are often served at the restaurant as an appetizer with a kind of dip - tsatsikikjopoolutirosalata or hummus.  You can also have them with some slices of prosciutto or bacon wrapped around them. I prepared them with grated parmesan cheese and sesame and poppy seeds and they turned out to be a great snack to nibble on. These parmesan breadsticks include butter, but you can not feel it while eating - if you prefer cheese breadsticks with more buttery and creamy taste, I would recommend you these ones. 

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.