Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Back in Belgrade...15 years later!

This is probably my first really personal photo. Here are Chris and Jenny, two teachers who taught at the International School of Belgrade 15 years ago! They fell in love with Belgrade and the Serbs, and have always kept up contact with me and with Chris's Serbian cousins. Their travels have taken them to China (10 years!!), Costa Rica (4 years), and now they're in Doha, Qatar. But their hearts are in Belgrade, where they've just visited over their school's Ramadan break. In this photo they're about to enjoy a starter dish of kajmak (KY-mak), a rich, creamy type of spread guaranteed to eventually clog your arteries. Bon app├ętit, or Prijatno! (pree-YET-no), as they say here.

13 comments:

USelaine said...

That's a wonderfully joyous picture! I wish I could spend some years living among my ancestral people as well (Denmark).

Strangetastes said...

That is just a gorgeous portrait. It's full of warmth and personality. Funny expressions, particularly since she is interested in social interaction with the viewer and he is interested in lunch.

Virginia said...

Welcome Chris and Jenny to the wacky, goofy world of CDPB! Hopefully BIBI will forward the recipes for both of these delicious looking dishes. Please visit all of us!

kouji | haiku said...

wow. :O they've been around.

Tash said...

What a wonderful, happy, adventerous pair - contributing throughtout the world. A rare breed.
BTW you are so very good at inserting Serbo-Croatian (can I call it that) words into your description & the phonics are perfect (I sound them out & say - that's right)

Bibi said...

Hello, Virginia and others! There's no recipe for kajmak. It is the cream skimmed off of milk. It's skimmed off, layered in a small, wooden bucket. Each skim = 1 layer, and the little pieces you see on the photo are probably at least 20 layers thick. Kajmak can be eaten "young" or aged, a bit like cheese. It can be used like cream in soups too, or else sometimes as a butter substitute. (I ran out of butter when I was making a banana cake, and replaced 2/3 of recipe's call for butter with kajmak. Turned out delicious, and moister, I think!

babooshka said...

My gosh they have got around! Serbia does seem to leave a mark on those that visit. I am still discovering through your daily just why. Has to be said the people appear to be some of the most welcoming on the Planet, not at all as the Wetsern media portrays them.

Marie Reed said...

This is such a shiny happy photo! I actualy love personal shots!

Therese said...

Enjoy their presence as much as they seem to enjoy their stay!

frmilovan said...

Bibi:

I like stopping by to see your daily pics but also, with all the negative stuff about Serbs, just to hear something nice....we're definitely not a perfect people (who is?), but we're certainly not as barbaric as we're made out to be.

Thanks and God be with you.
Fr. Milovan

Webradio said...

Enjoy for You, Bibi...

soulbrush said...

what a happy photo. it must have been hard to meet up with them without your husband by your side...sad too.

Riccardo said...

I would like to be like them!!!!
...and as we say in Italy: "Buon Appetito!!!"