Bulgarian Banitsa with Feta Cheese

  • 6 eggs
  • Butter
  • Filo pastry
  • 500 gr feta cheese

  1. Mix the eggs with the cheese in a bowl
  2. Spread the filo pastry
  3. Add 2 – 3 Spoonfuls of the egg and feta mix and a couple of bits of the butter.
  4. Roll the pastry around the mix and arrange it in an oiled baking tray
  5. Preheat the oven on medium and bake for around 30 – 40 minutes
  6. Serve with yogurt

Bon appetite!

Amulet for Health

Amulet for Health


  1. small piece of camphor
  2. small piece of garlic
  3. clove
  4. small cloth bag
  5. red thread

  • needle

How to make it:

Put the camphor, garlic and clove in the small bag and sew the opening with the red string of suitable length. Wear on your neck to ward against infections and viruses.

Against all harmful viruses even the Coronavirus

Hygiene is the only way (apart from the drastic limitation of human contact) to lower the risk of you catching the virus

  1. Wash your hands often with soap, thoroughly and for longer than usual
  2. Take off your shoes at the entrance and leave them there
  3. Disinfect your door handles, light switches and other areas where most people will touch with bleach or if you prefer alcohol
  4. Same for the bathroom and toilet
  5. Eat garlic!
  6. While you are out of the house use disposable wipes or hand sanitizer

If your local store is out of hand sanitizer – here’s how to make your own:
  1. 2-3 teacups of Isopropyl  (rubbing) alcohol with the highest concentration you can find
  2. 1 teacup of Aloe Vera gel
  3. 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil
  4. Mix the alcohol with the gel in a bowl using a spoon.
  5. Add the essential oil and mix further to counter the smell of the alcohol.
  6. Pour in a convenient container.

If mixed properly – can be used within a couple of weeks

Shkembe Chrorba - Tripe Soup

Shkembe Chrorba - Tripe Soup

Beef tripe            - 500 g (or more)
Milk                    -  200-300 ml
Paprika                - 1 tea spoon

Butter                   - 50 gr
Garlic                     2-3 cloves
Hot chili pepper

Wash the tripe and boil it for 2-3 hours (add water if needed). When it is ready – remove the tripe from the pot and cut into small pieces.
Put a pan on the stove and melt the butter in it. Slowly add the paprika and fry it for 1-2 minutes.
Add the milk to the pan while mixing constantly and 2-3 ladles of the tripe broth.
Pour that back in the pot, add the diced tripe, salt to taste and boil for another 6-7 minutes. Take the pot of the stove.
In a small bowl mix pressed (or diced) garlic with some vinegar (preferably vine vinegar)
In another small bowl put some hot chili pepper – diced or minced.
Serve the soup. Everyone can add the garlic/vinegar and chili pepper to taste.

Bon appetite!



Martenitsi are worn from 1 March until the wearer first sees a blossoming tree or until 22 March. Usually you give them to friends and relatives wishing them health. If you see someone with a Martenitsa in March they are either Bulgarian (or Romanian) or have a Bulgarian (or Romanian) friend or relative. The name of the holiday 
Baba Marta (Martisor - Martishor in Romanian) means "Grandma March" in Bulgarian and the wearing of Martenitsi is a tradition related to welcoming the spring, which in Bulgaria begins in March. Before 22 March you have to tie the Martenitsa to a branch of a blossoming tree and make a wish.


(cold soup)

~time to prepare 10 min~


  • Cucumbers 1-2
  • Yogurt
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Garlic
  • Dill

How to prepare:
  1. Pour the yogurt into a bowl. Add some water and mix well till you achieve the desired consistency – depending on taste.
  2. Wash and peel the cucumbers, chop into small cubes and add to the mix.
  3. Add salt to your taste and one or two cloves of garlic pressed, finely diced or minced.
  4. Add the washed and diced dill to the mix. Pour a couple of drops of olive oil and mix well.
  5. Leave it in the fridge for a couple of hours for best results.