Finger Licking Food in the Dalmatian Zagora

Dalmatian Zagora is the southern inland region spreading from Zadar to Biokovo National Park.The nature is beautiful, and the food has many  finger-licking delicacies. The houses are built of stone since the region is abundant in this material. The great sculptor Ivan Mestrovic came from this area. Mountainous and rocky, this region is known for it’s hard working people, and for their brave and benevolent rebels called Hajduks, that consistantly fought against the invading Turkish oppressors many centuries ago. The major football team of Dalmatia is called HAJDUK…naturally!

Today, together with my small group of  friends, I visited the Borovac Family in Vrgorac at their family home and konoba… The blue and white pieces are always delightful……

Dragica and Zelko welcomed us into their konoba, and after welcome drinks of their special liqueurs we were treated to Dragica’s home made goats cheese, ajvar (roasted red peppers, garlic olive oil and baked eggplant) prsut (prosciutto) and a more aged sheep’s milk cheese, together with home-baked bread.

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The ambiance of the konoba was so warm and inviting…lot’s to look at….

Borovac Family in Vrgorac 024Rada, Tamara and Rafaella were in their element…they wanted some of Dragica’s recipes…

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Writing down some of the old family favourite  favourites…

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Time for a great peka meal of slowly roasted veal and freshly dug potatoes…cooked under the bell under the coals…DELICIOUS and so tender!

Dragica preparing the coals and the peka…

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Sooooooo tender and mouthwatering…

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Our after lunch stroll was so delightful…Dragica has many herbs and vegetables in the garden,…Zelko is getting ready for the arrival of 6 piglets that will well taken care of until Christmas time…and has a number of baby goats , plus chickens and geese in the farmyard.

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Spring time blossoms…the cherry tree near the old house….

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Geese in the farmyard…and wildflowers everywhere…

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The old forts , built centuries ago in protection of the invading Turks…overlooking the Borovac home…

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Wildflowers and rock…

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The three odf us, Dragica, myself and Zelko….under an olive tree….

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The hard working hands of Dragica…

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Perfumes and colours in the garden….

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The lavender dried and aromas wafting…Borovac Family in Vrgorac 022

In the konoba…a treasured photo of Zelko’s Mother as a child…

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Thank you to Dragica and Zelko for your superb hospitality, delicious food and wines, your warmth and generosity…we’ll be back!

2 Responses to Finger Licking Food in the Dalmatian Zagora

  1. Judy Ashley says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing you in September…… hopefully!

    • Hi judy…i will be cruising most of september till early october…but please be in touch if you come to Croatia…I will have some days off…and would love to see you…warmest regards, Robyn

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