The Charms of Slovenia and the Istrian Peninsula of Croatia
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When I was growing up, and well into my adult years, I admired and loved my maternal grandmother’s cooking. I especially looked forward to the holiday season, when everyone in the family knew that they’d be a recipient of Grandma’s potica (pronounced po-teet-sa). Potica is a Slovenian and Croatian (povitica) delicacy that is hard to describe unless you’ve tasted it.
It’s a magical combination of a yeast dough thinly-rolled, butter, and a variety of fillings such as apples, poppy seed, raisins, and/or walnuts. My grandma’s favored (and the family’s) was and is with walnuts.
Having come from the town and region of Metlika, Slovenia, near the border of Croatia, my grandma’s cooking prowess was legendary. But everyone remembers her potica best of all!
Slovenia and the Istrian Peninsula of Croatia are some of the most under-visited destinations in Europe; however, some of the most pleasant. Ljubljana is a highly agreeable capital city, complete with a castle and medieval merchant stalls and a lively city center.
There are lots of opportunities to get out into nature in both Slovenia and the Istrian Peninsula of Croatia. Slovenia boasts the Julian Alps and stunning Lake Bled as well as an impressive system of karst caves that you can visit, with “baby dragons”. There’s even the largest cave castle built right into the side of a mountain cliff!
The Istrian Peninsula is home to stunning seaside towns, wonderful food, Roman ruins, vineyards, and quaint villages.
We’re experts in these areas and would love to show you the charms of this part of Europe!