A part of me is Georgian, because of the Georgian writings on my body and also the Georgian family who touched my life with love, laughter and good times. I carry their brilliant sun in me always.

And today, St. Barbara’s Day (Barbaroba) is celebrated in Georgia. St. Barbara was executed by her pagan father for refusing to recant her Christian faith. Georgian’s believe that how you spend this day will determine how the rest of your year will go. 

The traditional festive food served on this day is lobiani, bread baked with a bean stuffing. I made lobiani today, and much more ❤


Photo: Badridzhani nigvsit (aubergine with walnut and herbs). Common snack in Tbilisi cafes and delicatessens. 

Note: Actual feast day 4th December.