Monthly Archives: March 2011

Family Dinner in Peshkëpi

This past weekend we were very lucky to have some beautiful weather so we took advantage of our recently purchased patio furniture. Friday night Dan picked up some Kocë, or Sea Bream fish, from the fish truck on his way home. What … Continue reading

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Gjellë me Arra – Recipe #3

Gjellë me Arra means dish with nuts and is traditionally made in Albania with either chicken or veal and walnuts. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons flour, 15 finely crushed walnuts, 2 egg yolks beaten, 1 garlic clove minced, 1/4 lb butter, 2-3 lbs veal … Continue reading

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Day Trip

Tuesday, March 22nd was a public holiday in Albania called Nevruz, to mark the coming of Spring. Dan had the day off work and we were invited to go to Tirana with Natasha and her husband Bardhyl. Bardhyl just published his 4th book and … Continue reading

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Power Outages

Yesterday we experienced our second power outage. My first experience was last Tuesday. The power went out at around 9:00am. I went into town that morning with Vefi and Natasha to do some shopping for Turkish coffee supplies. When I got … Continue reading

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Fasule – Recipe #2

Over the past few weeks we have had the pleasure of some of our friends sharing their home cooking with us. A couple of weeks ago Dan came home with a stew like dish that Ilya’s wife, Fatie, made the night before. We … Continue reading

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The island of Zvernec(i)

This morning we went to Zvernec(i), which is a small uninhabited island 8km north of Vlora. Ilya and his family picked us up at 9:15am and we were off. We drove past Plazhi i Vjeter(the Old beach), through a forest of pines and firs, and arrived … Continue reading

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What is the Food Like?

A common question we have been asked regarding Albania is “What is the Food like?”. Answer: Delicious and cheap. The food is Meditterranean with some Greek, Italian and Turkish influences. Most of the produce in the markets is seasonal and deliciously fresh. … Continue reading

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