Monthly Archives: June 2013

Kraljična na zrnu graha

Humble living does not diminish. It fills. Going back to a simpler self gives wisdom. –Rumi Zelene kroglice v stročkih. Luščim jih in luščim, dokler me ne bolijo nohti in koža za nohti in potem še kar naprej. Ponoči ne … Continue reading

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A Little Tomato

A precious gift from the garden – the very first cherry tomato of the season. With shades of orange, it looks like a tiny setting sun. It is firm and makes a lovely plomp sound as I crush it with my teeth. It … Continue reading

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Krompirčkova sreča

Vsako leto znova, se kot otrok izpred stotih let, veselim prvega krompirja. Na dan, ko ga oči prinese ves zemljastih rok z vrta, se mi smeji kar samo od sebe. In ta srečni, ta drugačni dan je napočil danes. Lahko … Continue reading

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Summer Dinners

Tomatoes, zucchini, string beans, peas from our garden in Istria. Quiet, happy dinners on the terrace. The sound of forks scraping the plates, glasses clink. Mediterranean-inspired fritters with tofu, zucchini, tomatoes and fresh herbs. A refreshing cucumber dip. Crickets chirp. A … Continue reading

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Peonies, Strawberries and Man with a Paintbrush

Peonies struggle in the heat, yet their hearts remain open for bees and butterflies. My mum has just brought me a peony blossom on a long stem. I inhale its heady perfume  until I’m quite dizzy. A bowl of wild strawberries … Continue reading

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Freshness From the Garden

I have a toothy devil in my mouth sitting at the very back of the row and making sure I can never quite forget about him. But who cares about a naughty tooth, when there are blossoms and heavenly sweet strawberries … Continue reading

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