Green room is almost ready!

Hello from Herbal Rooms Homestay, we would like to THANK YOU ALL for supporting our Green Room idea on Travelstarter. In the spring we were cutting stones, collecting stones from the Soca river for the wall, painting wooden fence, planting vegetables and picking healing plants. Plenty of work. We also prepared cuttings from wild hops. When they grow, they provide pleasent shade in the open-air Green Room …

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Wild asparagus grows in the spring!

Wild asparagus time is here! In April we start collecting wild asparagus has been used as a vegetable and in medicine. It has cleansing and healing effects. In ancient times it was widely known in Syria and Spain. Greeks and Romans ate this spring vegetable or „wild gold“ fresh when in season and dried for use in …

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Slovenian Valentine’s day

Slovenian Valentine’s day or Gregorjevo! On Gregorjevo or Slovenian Valentine’s Day, on 12nd March to be exact, the birds are getting married according to the Slovenian folk tradition. That used to be the first day of the spring. Gregory is known as a person who brings light. He welcomes the sunlight. Slovenian Valentine’s day – a …

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Wild garlic welcome!

Wild garlic time awaits you! Wild garlic is a green edible which I start picking in March. It grows beside the water resources (streams, rivers). Every year I picked at least 2-3 kilos of the ramsons in Soca valley. Slovenian word for wild garlic is čemaž which I gently put into the basket. Leaf by leaf. I …

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Winter fairy tale in Tamar

Despite cold weather (well, it is winter time and there is no winter without snow) I grabbed my sledge and Tamar here we go! I was looking forward to sledding down the white slopes particular because of the fact that I had not been in Tamar before. Tamar is a 6 kilometres long Alpine glacier …

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