Part of the fun of living abroad is tasting the local fare. A few of my new favorite food items
Grapefruit beer: sounds totally nasty but it's quite tasty and refreshing. Its a mix of grapefruit flavor and beer, I think its really only like drinking 1/2 a beer alcohol wise. There is also a lemon beer which was really good until I tried the grapefruit. My dad was a bit leery it but ended up liking it too.
Pumpkin oil: I was a bit skeptical at first, but this is what a lot of Slovenians use as salad dressing. It's delicious! It has a nice nutty flavor, we now use it as a salad dressing (just the oil, nothing else) and also to dip our bread in.
Extra dark brown sugar: This stuff is almost black and has a yummy rich molasses flavor. Its great to bake with and Keenan likes to eat it by the spoonful when I'm not looking.
Most: This is pre-wine and is sweet. It only has a tiny tiny bit of alcohol in it, although you need to drink it up before it starts fermenting too much in your fridge.
cevapcici: this is actually a Bosnian dish (I think), it looks like little breakfasted sausages. Basically its flavored ground meat that is barbecued. I know I'm not describing it well... I guess you'll just have to come here and taste it yourselves.
One of my neighbors gave me a traditional Slovenian cookbook. Quite a few of the recipes call for items like; head of hog, intestines, sweat breads, tongues... door mice... I didn't even think one could find these items but not long after she gave me the cookbook I was at the grocery store and Keenan asked "what's that"? Well, if it wasn't a head of a hog and all the other fun fixing... haven't found any door mice though. I have yet to try any of the recipes but I think I will give a few of the desserts a go.