Dear Santa. Again.

Dear Darling Santa,You seem to have misplaced my letter. I’ll remind you what my wishes were.I had wished, in case you didn’t read it at all –  that I could eat all those Christmasy things I love without fear of getting fat – especially since I am working on […]

By |December 28th, 2010|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Dear Santa. Again.

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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