Greetings from Slovenia!
It was a cool morning today and a lovely warm afternoon. Now it is getting cooler again as we prepare for a final dinner at the nearby apartment of some American expat friends.
Sadly, our temporary kitchen will have to be dismantled tomorrow morning, when my husband and I fly back home to California.
|Looking out the window at the Trnovo Church|
|Along the Ljubjanica River|
We have spent twelve days in this beautiful city, with day trips to a few other places. It has been a wonderful time with some memorable food adventures. I will be writing about them in the coming weeks. We have made daily visits to the Central Market. We have enjoyed two truly remarkable restaurant meals--and everything else has been very good.
It must be possible to have a bad meal in Slovenia. But we have yet to find it!
|Trnovo Church at Night|
|The Dragon Bridge|
We made good use of the kitchen in the cozy attached house we rented in Ljubljana's charming Trnovo district. For breakfast, we always ate in. We took full advantage of the wonderful Slovenian breads we found in bakeries and the nearby farmers' market:
|Breakfast at home: Buckwheat Bread, Walnut Bread, Potica|
My one kitchen venture was a diappointment.
I attempted to prepare a traditional dish, using the recipe a new Slovenian friend gave me. Millet and prunes, cooked in milk, with a little cinnamon and honey. What could go wrong with that?
That is a story for another time!