Zlarin Island Port and an Old Sails Regatta

Regattan is held every year with participants from nearby settlements. Other sport and culural events take place during the summer season.

Put Marina Zlarin Island Resort

Zlarin is a small island of the Dalmatian coast of Croatia near the mainland city of Šibenik. Administratively, it is part of the Šibenik-Knin County.

The Artichoke Garden

In North Africa, where it is still found in the wild state, the seeds of artichokes, probably cultivated, were found during the excavation of Roman-period Mons Claudianus in Egypt. They are one of the healthiest veggetables.

The real friends are always welcome.

I am listening to the sea. I'm here. And the sea tells me. You are here. Stay. you are here. It's your home.

Dalmatian Garden Put Marina Zlarin

Dalmatia is my land with pristine blue sea and islands in abundance.

Garden Put Marina Garden Vegetables and Fruits

Dalmatia is my land with Mediterranean heritage climate and specific cuisine.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Fruits Vegetables Comparison

What botany and culinary fruits and vegetables represent

The reason for this confusion is that the fruits and vegetables are grasped differently in botany, than in culinary practice. According to botany, fruits are all those plants, or structures that have seeds and which develop from impregnated flower. Fruit is, therefore, what you grow as a result of the plant and contains much more sugar than vegetables. On the other hand, a vegetable is any structure that is formed from other parts of the plant. Therefore, when it is said that you eat vegetables, it refers to the leaves of plants, their stems, roots and tubers. Vegetables are what people plant every year, while fruits come from perennial plants.

This Venn diagram shows the overlap in the terminology of "vegetables" in a culinary sense and "fruits" in the botanical sense

The group of plants that are "neither here nor there", and that something between fruits and vegetables, in addition to tomatoes, are peppers, zucchini, squash, cucumbers and olives. All these plants, because of the way they eat and prepare classified as vegetables, although because of the biological characteristics, they are closer to botanical fruit group, therefore are botanicaly fruits. While plants which we consider and consume as fruits are botanicaly vegetables: watermelon, melon, strawberries.

Examples of Botanical Fruits also include corn, pumpkin, eggplant, legumes (beans, peanuts, and peas), sweet pepper and chili peppers...

Examples of Botanical Vegetables (prepared as vegetables): Cabbage (red cabbage, Savoy cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, cauliflower, broccoli, Chinese broccoli), radish, carrot, beetroot, Swiss chard, sugar beet, lettuce, garlic, onion, leek, spinach ...  

Fruits and vegetables from Dalmatin Garden Put Marin a Island Zlarin Sibenik

Monday, September 19, 2016

Organic Ecological Farming Mission

Organic and Ecological Food Production Today and the Future

Organic food production is a challenge and fits within the framework of sustainable development and the use of natural resources. Growing vegetables and fruits organically is not a question of trend nor just food production, but belongs to the much broader concept of sustainable development and management.

The transition from traditional to ecological agriculture requires a lot of work, effort, education and patience. People should not be discouraged because they will be rewarded for their persistence. The manufacturing of food which does not use artificial fertilizers, chemicals, pesticides and hormones is a harder, but certainly better and more cost-effective way.

Denmark is the world leading organic nation with 7-8 percent of the land area used for organic farming (Source: OrganicDataNetwork survey 2014 based on national data sources and FiBL-AMI Survey 2016). Austria is leading with 19-20 percent of the country land used in ecological farming.

My mission is within permaculture principles and any activity that helps to protect the environment and fight climate change. Identified in saving energy and raw materials, the promotion of renewable energy, reduce waste and pollution and the protection of biodiversity and ecosystems.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Feeling good in the garden

The connection between gardening and good feeling

Yes there is a strong connection between gardening and good notion by a survey in the UK that has it scientifically proved.

Extensive research has shown that as many as 80 percent of those that spent in the garden more than 6 hours per week were satisfied with their lives, and even 93 percent of them believe that working on the land positively affects their mood. Additionally, they were healthier, had fewer chronic diseases, and live longer.

In the UK the gardening increasingly affirmed itself as a therapy for depression. In a pilot study, one group were attributed to anti-depressants, while the second part of the 12-week course in gardening. Positive effects were noticed not only by movement on the fresh air but also, socializing with people.

Gardening also brings a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction because we can see the fruits of hard work very soon.

Contact with nature is comparable with the return to home, likewise nature is our home, it provides us with a sense of security and belonging. We want to be in nature because we are, after all, a part of it. Humans have cultivated the land for 10,000 years, even when we were hunters and collecting fruits alike, we were in contact with nature all the time. It is therefore in our blood.

Gardening can be considered as a form of meditation because we allow our thoughts to wonder,and this calms us down.That is how our mental energy regenerates.In addition gardening yields and develops a sense of presence here and now. When we do some gardening work we focus, we exclude ourselves from everything that is happening around us and don’t bother what awaits us. This enables us once again to be able to see all the beauty of the world in which we live.

My Fellow Fazan enjoys the garden because he has plenty of food and feels free

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Mediterranean intangible cultural heritage

The Mediterranean diet (as a component of the Mediterranean style of life) among seven Mediterranean countries, including the Croatian, was incorporated on  December 4th 2014 in the list of UNESCO's protection of intangible culture, which is a significant confirmation of the value of olives and olive oil as part of the planetary heritage. This lists Croatia as the second in Europe and fifth in the world in the number of enrolled cultural items at UNESCO lists of intangible cultural heritage.

On the Croatian Adriatic Coast, as well as in other Mediterranean countries, the Mediterranean type of diet is manifested in the social, spiritual and material level of everyday life and also the foundation of the identity of the people who live here, are a result of different cultures and influences that are passed from generation to generation.

In the food chain and with its olive oil, not only are precious ingredients of Mediterranean cuisine, but it is extremely important that their properties in the mental health system are almost irreplaceable.

Oblica Olive Trees are the most common along the Nothern Dalmatian Croatian Coast.

Mediterranean Olive Oil and Red wine, Herbs from  DalmatinskiVrtal are part of my everyday meal.