Sunday, December 31, 2006
This kavarma iz very easy to prepare, and very good for a cold winter day. We need pork, leeks, red pepper. I roast everything very well, add solt, pepper, paprika, savory, 50 g. red wine and than little water. And when the meat is ready.... Don't forget a glas of red wine!
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
I start this blog to present here my country - Bulgarian, and specially the bulgarian kitchen. I live in a small town on the Black Sea. I'm a librarian, but I like also to cook for my family and for my friends.
In my first post I want to present my town - Pomorie.
The town of Pomorie (population 15,000) is situated on a narrow rocky peninsula.
It is bounded on the north by the lake of Pomorie which is situated parallel to the sea shore. The population here like most of the other towns situated on the Black Sea Coast Is dated from ancient times. “Anhialo” was formed in IV B.C.as a colony of the ancient town of Apolonia (Sozopol). The town of Pomorie was recognized as a salt-producing centre as early as the ancient times. There are two opinions about the origin of the name Anhialo. According to one of them Anhialo means “a town in a saltern”, according to the other Anhialo means “a town in the sea”, which logically leads to the present name of the town – Pomorie . The architecture of Pomorie defers from that of its neighbours – Nesebar and Sozopol. It was built-up in new lay out after a disasterous fire back in 1906. An architectural ansamble of no particular hight from the Bulgarian Renaisance has survived the time, it’s placed in the eastern part of the town.
Just next to the Lake of Pomorie is the mud-cure establishment. The healing mud from the lagoon successfully cures chronic and gynaecological diseases, trauma consequences and other phologistic diseases. The lagoon is separated from the sea by a long and magnificent beach. “Saint George” Monastry is of intrest too. It is preserved in his original style since it was built-up in 1856. A lot of famous samples of the bulgarian iconography can be seen here. An unforgettable impression makes the stone bas-relief featuring "Saint George" which name was acquired by the monastery. South from Pomorie is the high-dome tomb "Kuhata Moguila", which dates back to 2nd-3rd century BC. Thanks to the healing mud and other natural factors Pomorie is growing to become a famous balneologycal and seaside health resort with national importance.