Честита Баба Марта!
Happy March!


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.






You’ll need –  

200 gr butter

2 cups of powdered (icing) sugar.

1 cup of ground walnuts

1 cup of flour

4 eggs

½ teaspoon of backing powder

1 teaspoon of vanilla


How to make –

1.       Separate the egg whites and beat them to snow with 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar

2.       Mix the butter with 1 cup of icing sugar until the mixture is white preferable with a mixer for about 10 minutes.

3.       Add the flour, baking powder, ground walnuts, egg whites and fold together with a spatula.

4.       Pour the mixture in a deep pan (the width at the bottom shouldn’t be more than 20 cm). Bake on high (around 1700 Celsius) for about 40 minutes.

5.       Beat the yolks with the rest of the sugar and add the vanilla. Add this topping to the baked base after it has cooled off and back in the oven at 800 – 1000 Celsius for around 10 minutes to solidify (or leave in the fridge overnight for the same effect).

Merry X mas

Christmas Eve Menu

Peppers Stuffed with Beans

Products for 4 people:

10 red peppers

2 – 3 leeks

200 gr finely ground or chopped walnuts

1 – 2 potatoes

4 – 5 cans of beans

3 – 4 stalks of mint

3 – 4 stalks of parsley

½ cup of olive oil



Boil the potatoes.

Steam the peppers for about half an hour.

Finely chop the walnuts, leeks, parsley and mint in a deep bowl. Add the drained from the water beans, the boiled potatoes and add the salt and oil.

Mix with your hands and stuff the peppers with the mixture.

Arrange the peppers in a baking tray add half a glass of water and bake on medium for 30 – 40 minutes.

Bon appetite!