Category Archives: Kosovo

Gracanica monastery honey, the colour of a halo

This morning we went to Gracanica, a short drive from Pristina, to see the town’s Serbian Orthodox monastery dating from the fourteenth century.  It’s a stunning building, covered with murals of mournful saints with fabulous cheekbones. Stage-managed shafts of daylight … Continue reading

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A wedding day honey medley

There’s been a certain amount of talk about weddings today, even in Kosovo where the TV has been full of Wills & Kate coverage in Albanian.  And there’s a well-established connection between weddings and honey here. The connection starts long … Continue reading

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Honey face cream and the refuge for trafficked women where it’s made

Today’s honey isn’t something you eat – although it looks and smells almost good enough to do so. Today’s honey is mixed with propolis (the antiseptic gathered by bees from the shiny coating of buds and used as all-purpose fixer … Continue reading

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Holiday breakfast with honey

It’s a public holiday here in Kosovo and everywhere’s quiet – a communal lazy stretch of a day, a gentle get-up-and-see-what’s-in-the-cupboards kind of breakfast.  Kosovo has a perfect breakfast recipe for days like this, and it’s most perfect when eaten … Continue reading

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The first of a hundred honeys

A good honey has a terroir just like a good wine.  So my hundred days of honey are going to take me to a hundred different bee pastures, passing among millions and millions of flowers (someone – less busy than … Continue reading

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