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..
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