Friday, May 9

spring bits and pieces













beginning of may is always festive in serbia..
first, there is 1st of may
international workers day:
meaning two days off work and school
and this year these two days merged with weekend
resulting in spring break
..
1st of may is kind of a big deal over here
and that has nothing to do with it's origin
for most people, it's just the day you're supposed to spend out in the nature
drinking and barbecuing with bunch of friends!
just this year
we get to do all that drink-eat-repeat routine for 4 full days
up in the mountains with 60 (!?) friends..
not an easy task for me
as i've spent most of those 4 days looking like an elephant man
with left side of my face swollen..
and i had a company:
my friend nebojsha (meaning daredevil! coolest name ever)
 wore an eye patch
because of some eye injury that refuses to go..
we looked totally ridiculous together
(you'll have to trust me on that
no way in hell i'm sharing my elephant man phase photos)
..
once back to civilisation and off the booze
antibiotics finally kicked in
and my face shrunk to it's normal proportions
..
then it was 6th of may
st george's day
one of the very important slavas in serbian ortodox church
another custom that requires drink-eat-repeat approach
but, since we're not really a religious bunch
we're never invited to such events..
so we went mushroom picking instead
(funny thing is, that these particular mushrooms we picked
are actually called st george's mushrooms)
..
wanted to make few posts on various meals we prepared this may
but i'm too lazy to do it
and, after all, this is sewing blog
so there you have them all mixed up:
grilled st george's mushrooms 
and local cheese and onions..
various beans
and my favorite:
potatoes and onions and carrots and morels (type of wild mushrooms)
slowly cooked in wine in traditional ceramic pot..
possibly the best meal of my life
..
mokosha


22 comments:

  1. drooling. that sounds delicious! glad you got to spend some time outdoors galavanting about!

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    1. that's pretty much what i do every day, if i'm not sewing.. (the only) perks of being unemployed

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  2. Wow, your photos highlight the natural beauty of the ingredients so well!

    I am curious--how does one make a meal out of grilled mushrooms, onions, and cheese? Do you just eat them on pieces of bread? I would love to try this!

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    1. :) one can make meal out of stale bread, if there's nothing else to eat, living on balkans would teach you that.. but, that aside, yeah, we just put those grilled food on pieces of bread, making them into strange looking sendwiches (even added few mint leaves on top of that, to add a bit color to them)

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    1. just get your ass to balkans, i'll make you all the meals you can imagine

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  4. Take me with you!!! St. George's Day is the name day for many childhood friends, so it has a nice connotation for me. I hope your face feels better soon- that sounds so painful! In high school, a friend of mine broke his jaw in a bike accident and had to have it wired shut. Soon after, his best friend got this weird temporary facial paralysis that made one side of his face sag. They made quite the pair! Hopefully you and your friend make a full recovery quickly!

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    1. i'd love to take you with me, that would be fun!
      i'm fine, my tooth was giving me troubles, but it's all fixed now :)

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    1. nope sis, you tell the best stories :)

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  6. This sounds wonderful! Yes, even your food is stylish :) First time commenter here; love your blog!

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    1. thanks, xenia! i agree, food is ridiculously stylish, and we usually just devour it, without taking a bit of time to appreciate how beautiful it looks

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  7. You poor thing!... It's good that the medicine finally started to work and you feel (and look) better now!
    It's a funny thing how people keep eating a lot during the holidays, same here in Poland. *^o^* The mushrooms look so yummy! Although we don't eat them in Spring, it would be a typical picture from Autumn trip to the woods.

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    1. luckily, medicine and my dentist saved me in the end :)
      these are spring mushrooms, but i agree, autumn is the best mushroom picking period, so many different ones to choose from

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  8. That looks delicious. I'm SO hungry now. (But poor you! The swollen face thing sounds horrible. D:)

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    1. i'm kind of hungry too, looking at the pics (and i just ate, hehe).. swollen face sounds a lot worse than it was.. i mean, i did look like crap, but wasn't in any pain (just a bit of discomfort)

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  9. Oh man, that sounds like an awesome way to spend a few days!

    (Aside from the Elephant Man face, that is....)

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    1. :) i agree.. that's why we had to do it all over again yesterday :) just this time, without the elephant man face

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  10. This sounds like so much fun! And also delicious...
    I've been busy and off the internet lately so I missed your new layout, but I like it!! Very nice illustrations :)

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    1. thanks, meli.. illustrations are custom work of my next door neighbor and good friend, who is actually a comic artist

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  11. I'm getting hungry reading this. Sounds like very romantic food!

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    1. :) there is something romantic about outdoors cooking, i agree

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