The dry Istrian countryside has never been generous with food, so its people excelled at making the most of anything that was available. Well-adapted to drought and harsh conditions, fig trees grew virtually everywhere, their fruit eaten fresh as well as dried. Figs would be dried, ground and pressed together into small loaves that were then lightly dusted with flour. Thus preserved, figs could be eaten all year round.
Combining the two familiar flavours of the Slovenian Primorska region – figs and Refošk wine – figs in Refošk are the perfect choice for any connoisseur. They can be used as a delicious sauce for ice cream or panna cotta, served as an aperitif, or enjoyed as a separate dish.
In the past, fruit mills were a mainstay of any large Slovenian farm. They were used for pressing fruit to extract the sweet juice or to distil spirits from it by a special process. http://shop.slo-list.com
After we manually harvest the salt, a precious liquid remains at the bottom of the pools of the saltpans. This liquid has been sought after and appreciated for centuries because of its rich mineral composition. »The mother of all waters« is an elixir for your skin due to the primary effectiveness it contains.
A hay cart was a large rural cart that was used for many purposes, including transport of straw, hay and field produce. They were also used to transport logs from the forest by removing the sides (‘lojtre’). Before the war, they were also used to transport people, who hitched a ride on pilgrimages and excursions. For these occasions the cart was washed and decorated, especially when it carried a bride’s trousseau. http://shop.slo-list.com