All posts tagged: Weekly Discover Challenge


sweet fragrant perfume lavish in pink and purple lilac buds in bloom Lilac, particularly attractive with sweet fragrance, its like a huge bouquet, such lovely moments they bring. Too many good memories attached… smell is a powerful memory trigger! While all the senses are connected with memories, smell sparks a flurry of emotional memories. My Lilac painting and haiku In response to Weekly Discover Challenge: Memory

The Flavor of Ajvar

The Flavor of Ajvar Ajvar (pronounced I-var, aivar) is very popular across the Balkan states, authentic ajvar is made from baked and grinded  red peppers which are then cooked on a low heat with salt and oil. Everyone’s grandmother makes the best variety, people are so passionate about ajvar, and many families have recipes that go back generations. In Macedonia, autumn is ajvar-making season, when the red peppers are harvested. Autumn air is filled with the aroma of roasting peppers. It is really an admirable tradition making ajvar, because family and friends gather together for days of roasting, peeling, and stirring deep red peppers, about 30 kg. The so called “Macedonian vegetable caviar” is usually eaten as a spread on thick slices of freshly baked country-style white bread or flat pita bread with chunks of feta cheese (sirenje, sirenie). In response to new Weekly Discover Challenge Blogging the Senses (inspiration Food and Culture).  

Portrait (poem)

She hurried down the alley, her thick, long, red hair fluttered like a flag behind her, wearing black lace eye mask, her body covered by a crimson dress that reached to the ground. Bracelets tinkling on her waving arms resounded like teasing music. She hurried breathless, entranced, in midnight mystery.   Once you put on a mask, you become a fantasy character.. In response to Day 9: Camouflage Writing 101: Poetry! (writing101december2015) More poems: Writing 201: Poetry!   Inspired: “Paint with words – portraits in verses. These aren’t just pictures of faces, they’re personalities. Emotions. Stories.”