Some like it hot, Part 4
|On the way to Stefan and Poly's villa.|
|At the market in Dimitrovgrad.|
I think that we must have known them for about thirteen or fourteen years, as we got to know them soon after we bought the villa in Kalotina. (Stefan used to be a diplomat and I have known him to carry on multiple and simultaneous conversations in English, French and Russian.) Last Friday, we went with them over the border into Serbia, to Dimitrovgrad, as it was the market day.
|Flat-headed cabbages are best for sauerkraut.|
So what do Bulgarians do with Nature’s shiny red bounty? Well, I am going to tell you.
|Stefan and Irena are getting the fire going.|
|A blogger with the raw material.|
In December or maybe January, you take them out, add an egg or two and some fried onions, and voila! You have mishmash, that most yummy, versatile and sustaining of all Bulgarian winter recipes. We had some for lunch today. Very good it was too.
Okay, here it is, A photograph of some real Bulgarian mishmash, made with red peppers, eggs, spring onions and one or two other things. I had some for breakfast yesterday. Excellent!