Slovenia

Sautéed Squid (Calamari) with Vegetables-inspired by Slovenian Cuisine

I’ve been back stateside for a year now, and I truly miss Slovenia and all the traveling we got to do while living there. So it’s no surprise that I couldn’t wait to get cooking when I saw this month’s Recipe Redux theme. A Vacation-Inspired Recipe – Start unpacking your favorite vacation memories. Think about …

Clean Out The Fridge Pot Pie (Recipe ReDux)

Hey friends! After a fun-filled once in a lifetime experience living in Ljubljana, Slovenia, the hubby and I are back in The States and have finally been reunited with our furry little guys. Life is starting to get back to normal as we get back into the daily grind of things. Moving overseas is quite …

Simple Summer Salad

Hey Guys! Guess what? It’s almost summer!!! I’m beyond excited to do all the fun summery outdoorsy stuff here in Slovenia. Summer here means lots of ice cream (they have it on every corner), climbing Triglav (the highest mountain in Slovenia), and rafting on the Soča River. I. Can’t. Wait. For me, summertime also means lots of salads. …

Avocado wrapped in Prosciutto

Have I ever told you about the prosciutto made in the Slovenian Karst region? Kraški Pršut (Karst Prosciutto) Basically just a leg of dried, cured ham, what makes this special is simplicity and climate. There are only a few key ingredients: high quality pork sea salt Burja-the name of the strong wind that blows here time-12-16 months …

Šunka v Testu (ham baked in pastry)

Today’s recipe comes from Adele, who blogs over at Adele in Slovenia. I love Adele’s blog because she writes about everything that I love too: food, the outdoors, and of course Slovenia! I’m so happy to have Adele guest posting on Taste of Divine this week. Thank you Adele! When Christine asked me to write a …

Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Ljubljana

Christmas of 2014 was a time of new traditions in the Taste of Divine household. The hubby has been deployed over Christmas twice, but this was the first time I’ve been away from home for the holidays, and we were excited to make our own traditions and celebrate together. Christmas time in Ljubljana was something the …

Kuhano Vino (Mulled Wine)

Mulled wine. Aka “kuhano vino” in Slovenia, “gluhwein” in Austria, “varené víno” in Slovakia, and “forralt bor” in Hungary. This hot drink is very popular around Europe during Christmas time. I don’t know why it isn’t more popular in the US, because believe me guys–it’s amazing stuff. We heard about “Kuhano Vino” over and over again …

Ljubljana Marathon Race Report (Ljubljanski Maraton)

The half marathon I did in Ljubljana last Sunday was… A) The most fun race I’ve ever done. B) The most crowded race I’ve ever done. It was quite the event for such a small city like Ljubljana. In total, there were 22,500 runners doing one of the four events–marathon, half marathon, 10k, and a …

Slovenian Beef Goulash (Goveji Golaž)

“Getting stationed in Ljubljana is like ‘overseas light’” (words from a wise Embassy spouse I’ve had the privilege of getting to know). And it’s true. It’s very easy to live in Ljubljana. Just check out this post I wrote about life here: 10 Things You’ll Learn on a Trip to Ljubljana that are different in …

Virtual Tour of our Ljubljana Apartment

Home is where the heart is. Right now, my heart is in Ljubljana. If you knew me as a child, as a teen, and as a young adult, you would know that I absolutely hated moving. According to my mom, that’s the reason my dad decided to get out of the army–because moving was hard …