If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien And that is exactly how dinner at Marijah and Zlatko’s home started and ended. It was my first time in Dubrovnik and won’t be my last after this food journey at Marijah and Zlatko’s home.  At the first holler of “Come on Up” by Zlatko at the top of the stairwell, I knew […]

Don’t miss this!

I was traveling solo in Dubrovnik and decided to book this experience for my birthday dinner. At first, I was a little nervous about spending my birthday dinner with complete strangers but Marija made me feel like part of the family. I ate the best food, drank too much of her homemade cherry liquor and wine, made friends, danced, and laughed until there were tears in my eyes. I’m still dreaming of the food I […]

A Must Do in Dubrovnik!

Our Croatia trip could not have started any better, as we had our first meal in Marija and Zlata’s back yard.  Hamo met us on the street nearby to guide us to the place we were about to spend a very enjoyable evening at. Marija first served us rakia while we waited for the remainder of our group to arrive (delayed flight in). Marija infuses her own walnut, cherry, rose and herbal rakia and pours your […]

Highlight of our trip to Croatia

My three young adults (ages 21, 19 and 17) joined me at an evening dinner at Maria’s home, and it was absolutely superb! We so enjoyed the food — cooked with love, with care and with tremendous concern for teaching about the many traditional foods that can be found in the villages and the farms of this country. We were also joined by a couple who were travelling from the U.K,, so in addition to […]