Today I want to talk about the ancient Armenian holiday Vardavar. Vardavar literally translates as follows: vard (arm. վարդ) is a rose, and var (arm.վառ) is bright, but together it is translated as “rivers of roses”.Continue reading
Working in a cultural center I often witness concerts and festivals organized by my colleagues. Alterfest is one of those occasions. Celebrating its 10th birthday this year, it continues to gather like-minded people to enjoy the power of music.Continue reading
Recently, I was reading a book by Jean Shinoda Bolen – Goddess in every woman, this book is based on the theories of well-known Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Carl Gustav Jung who founded analytical psychology. Jung’s work has been influential in the fields of psychiatry, anthropology, archaeology, literature, philosophy, psychology, and religious studies. Jean Shinoda Bolen has a same kind of book about male archetypes too. I decided to investigate it more, because this theory worked in my case.Continue reading
Traveling is great, yeah? We enjoy it till its fullest, grab beautiful views, taste traditional dishes, walk to the typical streets and so on. We feel like being in another part of the world when we travel. So the same was with me when I went to Prague for a trip. And why was this trip very special for me? Because I was in my dream city I always wanted to be.Continue reading
Spas is a national Armenian soup. It has a white color and a very pleasant light taste. Ingredients:
matsoni, sour cream, dzawar, cilantro, water, butter, salt (to taste).
It doesn’t take much to cook. You wait until the white mixture (water, matsoni and sour cream) almost boils, then you add dzawar (such a cereal). You need to know that the water should be more than twice as much as matsoni and sour cream combined. When the cereal has already boiled, add butter and herbs, salt.
It seems nothing complicated, but there is a little secret. During cooking, it must be stirred all the time. It is best to stir it with a wooden ladle. Why? That’s the whole secret – when the soup is cooked with something wooden, it turns out tastier and more airy. If there is no wooden ladle, you can throw a match or a toothpick.