All posts tagged: Bulgarian

Banitsa with Spinch

When I visited Bulgaria with my husband, I tried banitsa for the first time. It’s a traditional breakfast in Bulgaria. I have heard there are more than 50 versions of banitsa. It could be savoury or sweet. It could be meaty or vegetarian. However, the basic one is made from fillo pastry, feta and eggs. Normally, there are two ways of making it. The easiest way is to layer the fillo pastry and the filling. The alternative is to wrap the filling inside of the fillo and arrange the pastry in a circular pattern. Either way, the result is always good. The banitsa I had in Bulgaria was always very oily. It was way too much oil for my liking. Traditionally, it is made from butter which makes it so delicious. However, I am trying not to have too much butter at the moment. This time, I chose an olive oil only version with spinach and mint. I love the extra flavour from the spinach. Together with feta, it tastes so good. Also, I made it with …

Varna and Nessebar, Bulgaria – little jewels on the Black sea

Before I met my husband, I knew very little about Bulgaria. I knew the name and it is an eastern European country. That was about it. It had never been on my travel destination list before I met my better half. I still don’t know too much about the country since I only had two short trips there. What I do know is it is a beautiful country with a long history which is worth to visit. Varna is the second largest city in Bulgaria, which is located on the Black Sea Coast. The beautiful beaches and resorts made it a very popular destination for Bulgarian and international tourists. It is certainly so nice to sit in a little restaurant on the beach, drink cold beer, eat freshly fried yellow tails and catch up with old friends. It was definitely the first time for me to see a 2L beer. I guess there is a lot of beer drinking going on in the Summer.  Apart from the beautiful beaches, there are also a lot of things …