Do You Want to Know Where Your Food Comes From? Visit Lazy Acres Market in Long Beach

Tweet Lazy Acres Market opened this week in Long Beach. Some of you might shrug your shoulders and move on to the story of the Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez break-up (do not ask me how I know this; it is not because I have two teenage daughters under my roof, but despite of the [...]

Nathan Turner's American Style: Classic Design & and Effortless Entertaining

Tweet A few days ago, I found myself, along with several other food bloggers at Melissa’s Produce warehouse to celebrate a newly-published book Nathan Turner’s American Style – Classic Design & Effortless Entertaining with its author. With enough time on my hands just in case I got lost, I maneuvered the streets of South Central LA [...]

Sep 202012
Of Cheese

Tweet “Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.” ~~G.K. Chesterton Djurdja admits that she is at least 80 years old, but I believe that she is somewhat conservative. She complains constantly of her back pains, leg pains, head pains. She wobbles when she walks, but when no one is looking she straightens [...]

Apr 152012
Happy Easter!

Tweet I would like to wish Happy Easter to my family and friends who celebrate today. May your eggs be victorious, your lamb succulent, and your day filled with happiness and laughter. Христос воскресе! Tweet Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to [...]

Jan 042012
Memories of Summer

Tweet I look back and make a promise: my camera will become my best friend. This stolen moment goes to Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook and her Black&White Wednesdays event that showcases gorgeous photography from many talented food bloggers. Tweet Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with [...]

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

Tweet About thirty years ago, father acquired a piece of land in the hills overlooking the town. Deda-Ljubo gave him half of the money and convinced him to invest, firmly believing that you cannot go hungry as long as you own something tied to the earth. Since then, it has slowly morphed from a neglected [...]

Sep 202011
Stocked Market

Tweet It has been sweltering hot in my Serbian home town the last few weeks. As soon as I get up and water my mom’s geraniums and azaleas, I close wooden shutters on all the windows, drape a dark green tablecloth over the upstairs bathroom window, and close the back door in an attempt to [...]

Aug 312011

Tweet I did not start out as a photographer. We had a mandatory photography course in eighth grade and somehow I managed to squeeze out an A. The next summer I signed up for a community class, but the instructor chose me for a model, and I failed to learn the technicalities of manual film [...]

Aug 082011

Tweet On the afternoon of July 18, the girls and I kissed Husband goodbye and waved to him from the escalator leading to the security area. Our long-awaited trip to Serbia commenced with the buzzing of the metal detectors and bare feet impatiently following each other in the long line approaching gates. But nothing could diminish [...]

Apr 042011

Tweet I have never written a guest post before. When Karen from Globetrotter Diaries asked me a couple of weeks ago if I would write a post about Serbian food for her blog, I was giddy. We have met before at one of the Food Bloggers of LA meetups and talked about going together to the 99 [...]

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