A Fortunate Pairing

“Inside Silvana Mondo, Silvana Vukadin-Hoitt’s Tennyson Street art and antiques gallery, a low table surrounded by five cushioned stools that are barely higher than the floor itself awaits a group of guests, the tabletop set with a spread of dates, almonds, Turkish delight, a bottle of Bosnian sljivovic plum […]


Traditional Bosnian Holiday Cookies

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A Bosnian Table

Bosnian CoffeeIt’s always so delightfully satisfying to experience Bosnian hospitality! On my recent visit to a home bound friend who is originally from Bosnia, I was treated, as always, like a very important person the second I took off my shoes and walked through the door.The coffee was put […]

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Making Pita

I liked this little story about a Bosnian woman who lives in Twin Falls and makes pita with tepsije that her mom gave her before she left for the states. Also, My Conscious Eating has a nice post about how to make pita, with recipe included. I’m like the woman in Twin […]

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Bosnian Christmas Cookies – Šape




My grandmother made these lovely nut cookies called “medvjeđe šape” every year before the Christmas holidays. And traditionally, around this time I make them as well, as I inherited her ancient tins that in part give the cookie it’s name – bear paws.  The recipe I have from my […]

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Dear Santa

Dear Santa, It’s hard to keep my Ukranian/South Slavic/Italian predispositzione to indulgence in fat, fat and meat with fat quiet around the holidays. BUT. I’ll promise to stop smoking for the New Year IF you let me eat as MUCH Sarma with sour cream  or Kajmak, cured slab bacon […]

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