Look at these eggs! I don’t even like fried eggs, and I had to have one to soak a little bread in. The yolks were like pudding. Yummy and silky dripping with lush globules of golden bliss.
Vesna and Cici were a team in the kitchen this morning making our breakfast. Their sweet and cool little summer kitchen used to be part of the barn where they fed the cows. It was remodelled to be the perfect little kitchen for the long and hot summers they get in Northern Serbia.
Niko, Pava’s brother, brought his little orphaned brothers and sisters with him to this village in 19 46 when he was just 16 and has lived in this house provided to him from the governmentÂ as a post war incentive ever since. He made a brick mould, and he and his son, Cici, built the entire barn hand made brick by hand made brick.Â It is big enough to house 100 pigs.
Now they have laying hens, chickens in the spring for the winter freezer, and pigs getting fat for the fall slaughter. They have a small apricot orchard, grape vines, walnut trees, and a massive green housed garden. Niko lives on the first floor of his home remodelled from the original, and Vesna and Cici, with their two adult children, live on the second floor.
This is the outside of the little summer kitchen, above. Below it is shown again, with the door to Niko’s house directly beside it, and to the right. Then, just climb the stairs up to Cici and Vesna’s spacious home. The quaint driveway heads straight to the barn and massive garden area.
Would this be a home in the country without a pooch? NO! Hello Medo (bear)!
Vesna does her daily chores which include feeding the pigs. See the “œshelf” in the summer kitchen? Isn’t this the perfect place to prepare meals to keep the main house cool through the summer?
Vesna does the eggs and sausage; Cici prepares the cheeses and the tomatoes and sliced meats. What a team!
What a feast! And, it was all gone in about 15 minutes, too!
What wonderful memories with such a wonderful family. Come to Canada! XOXOXOX
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