Twenty years of Slovenian Independence

My son and I were on hand for the celebration at the Slovenian Embassy in DC  on June 22nd.  Senator Tom Harkin, whose mom was Slovenian, gave a short speech, along with the Minister for Slovenes Abroad, Bostjan Zeks,  and the Slovenian Ambassador, Roman Kirn.  Many other dignitaries were in the crowd.

I managed to shake the Senator’s hand and told him about our food tour to Slovenia.  Even gave him a button that said: “Kiss me, I’m Slovenian.”  He loved it.

Let’s not forget the food:  pork stuffed with prunes, salmon, grilled eggplant and peppers, cheeses, spinach filo pie, many other delicacies, and potica (walnut cake) for dessert, served with Pullus 08 Lazki Rizling and/or  Pinot Noir, as well as Lasko pivo (Slovenian beer).  Pullus produced a special ’29 years of independence’ label to celebrate the event. (You can buy Slovenian wines online at Pullus wines are produced by Ptujska Klet, the oldest winery in Slovenia, its cellar dating back to 1239.

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We congratulate Slovenia on 20 really good years- The country joined the UN, NATO, EU and even held the presidency of the EU.    Here I am with my son, Evon Onusic,  and his best friend, John Robertson.

Zivijo Slovenijo! 


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Sylvia P. Onusic, PhD, has lectured on Slovenian Traditional Foods at the Weston A. Price conference, and for various groups across the country. Her paternal grandfather and grandmother were born in Slovenia, in the Lož Valley, near the Castle Sneznik. Based on her doctoral work on the health status of Slovene Americans, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Slovenia and later worked six years for the Minister of Health in Ljubljana. During that time, she traveled extensively throughout Slovenia. On the weekends, her family “lived local” at a country home in the village of Kozarišče, near the castle. She holds a B.S. in foods and nutrition, has completed dietetic studies, and a PhD in health education and wellness. Her research and teaching focus is traditional foods
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One Response to Twenty years of Slovenian Independence

  1. Mr. Augie says:

    Nice looking boy there Sylvia. I see you got the pictures in.

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