Hi, my name is Jessica.  I am an (American) expat sometimes thriving and sometimes just surviving in Skopje, Macedonia.  I moved to Skopje about a year ago, after I married my hunky Macedonian husband.  I’m a lucky girl.  I don’t mean to brag, but my husband is pretty cool.  Maybe he gets it from his mom, because my mother-in-law, she’s pretty cool too!  (More about her later.)  I am also learning to love my new city.  It’s definitely different from my old city (Seattle) and I had to dig a little in the beginning to find its charm…but I am finding a lot of quirky things to love about Skopje!

I love to cook.  I love to bake.  I love going to the market.  I love Macedonian food–it’s good.  Really good.  I miss Asian food.  Generic, but true–I miss all of it.  Pho.  Sushi.  Thai.  Teriyaki.  I also miss salmon.  And Chai Tea.  And salsa (I have been known to beg my husband to search the city for fresh cilantro).

I love visitors and showing people my new home.  On this Macedonian cooking blog you’ll find a lot of recipes (Macedonian and otherwise).  A lot about living in Macedonia.  And a little about Skopje.