wowaweewa i’m back from THEE most amazing country on the planet. Croatia is just so bloody gorgeous and I highly recommend it to anyone. We ended up travelling from Dubrovnick to Split taking in 5 other destinations on the way and checking out the gorgeous islands. check it out:
The food in Croatia is really beautiful and I did try out the authentic Croatian cuisine. What I noticed was a lot of the dishes centre around courgettes, peppers and tomatoes and when you go in to shops these are the vegetables you’ll find. There isn’t an array of variety because they tend to focus on what grows seasonally and locally. I love this! I think it’s quite sad that we can get so much food out of season in this country and it tastes bland in comparison having been shipped forty billion miles. I did venture in to cooked after a few days and to be honest being able to sample traditional Croatian cuisine was worth it. I had one of the best cooked meals of my life at a beautiful 5 star restaurant on Korcula called Lesic Dimitri. Raw courgette soup for starter 🙂 Just amazing.
The fruit is unreal, you actually forget what real fruit tastes like. The fruit we get in this country just pales in comparison unfortunately. I had the best nectarine of my life in Bosnia on the way back to Dubrovnik.
After taking all my various raw bits and bobs with me I probably enjoyed the chia seeds the most. I’d have these soaked in water every day and really found them energising and hydrating in the Croatian heat. This isn’t surprising really as the Incans allegedly used chia as a vital source of energy and nutrition during long marches. My friends weren’t so keen referring to it as frogspawn 🙂
I enjoyed quite a few choco hemp and brazil nut milks too as well as my flax crackers with salads and dulse sporadically. I took some avos with me which is good as I didn’t actually see any while I was there. Before we headed off I bought loads of chocs from Inspiral Lounge at Camden and ate them all on the plane going over. Wicked
Just catching up on lots of stuff. Had about 10 ideas for books I want to write while I was away so that ought to keep me a bit busy for the next wee while plus I’ve got loads of trips booked over the next few months. Just booked Pisa woop!
Lots happening on the raw food scene in Glasgow. We have a potluck on Friday (fully booked) and 2 more slotted in for August and a biggie in September – check out all the details here
Another fabby interview coming tomorrow 🙂
This blog was written by Raw Food Scotland's previous owner, Emma Calvert. You can reach her at her new website, https://missmanifestation.com/