The Avocado and Orange Flirt!

Eating salads during summertime must be one of the most refreshing and guilt-free experiences – greens are low in fat and calories, and also don’t contain cholesterol. During the winter though, salads continue to be a part of our menu but change their role by becoming our main defence against viruses, mobilizing our often fragile bodies with minerals and vitamins.
Our avocado and orange salad is a subtle composition of greens, red pepper and honey-mustard sauce – this magical combination seems to flirt successfully with both seasons by always keeping us in the sunny side!

See you for lunch!

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Electrifying Jazz Trio Playing Tonight!

This trio has a powerful chemistry! Ilir and Enes are shadows of one another, continuously backing up or chasing very inspired improvisations; while Dugi uses this bed as trampoline to jump in!

It has been awhile since we listened to them last – Ilir Bajri (piano), Enes Bajramliqi (drums), Dukagjim Muhaxheri (saxophone).

See you tonight, please don’t wear a tie 🙂

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The Complete Novels of Joyce on SALE


This week James Joyce’s hardcover novel collection is on sale! It is comprised of his most important works: Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses and Finnegans Wake.

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Now for ONLY 10 euros

James Joyce was an Irish novelist and a poet, considered one of the most influential modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century.
His innovations in the art of the novel include an extensive use of interior monologue; he used a complex network of symbolic parallels drawn from the mythology, history, and literature, and created a unique language of invented words, puns, and allusions.

Love loves to love love – this must be one of the most beautiful examples of it.

Thai Salad

Oscar Wilde said that to make a good salad you have to be a great diplomat because everything depends from the balance between the oil and vinegar.

Historically salads had a peripheral role on the table even though they were a part of it. This isn’t true only about our culture – it’s a worldwide phenomena.  The first recipe book on salads was published ONLY by the end of the XIX century.

Today however, salad is a part of every meal. As a result, various styles of making them are traveling in people’s plates worldwide. Now we think much more about texture, color and taste but above all – health. The dit’ e nat’ Thai Salad seems to meet all the above requirements: green salad, mushrooms, carrots, tomatoes and sweet chilly sauce.

See you for lunch ♥

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The Cat at Dit’ e Nat’

Dit’ e nat’ has often hosted writer’s groups, and from time to time people would share with us their work. We have been pleasantly surprised to receive a poem by Leslie Saunders who had been to Kosovo and served for Save the Children till 2011 – during this time she was also writing. “The Cat at Dit’ e Nat'” was inspired by us and our town. Enjoy!

The Cat at Dit’ e Nat’
for the friends I left behind

Today I’ll drink a tiny hot espresso,
leave my lipstick on the doll-size china,

I’ll buy The Little Prince, his Sahara
an volcanos, me muzika dhe lulja

at Lulishte I’ll choose four pale rose
for Flora because it’s December,

and make a good luck wish or two
for the next Prime Minister Mimoza,

I’ll learn new sounds like vetëvendosje,
ahtisaari, më vjen keq and mirëdita

I’ll leave the melancholy Garbo on her shelf,
skim the pop-up book of new Prishtina,

I’ll cry so no-one hears me,
I’ll sing along the barmen’s sha-la-la,

I’ll stroke the ginger cat at Dit’ e Nat’
because it’s December me muzika, me lulja

LESLIE SAUNDERS

Dit’ e Nat’:  ‘Day and Night’, a bookshop/cafe/bar in Prishtina

lulja: flower

muzika: music

Lulishte: name of a florist shop in Prishtina

Mimoza:  Mimoza Kusari-Lila, AKR candidate in the Kosovan general election 2010

Vetëvendosje: ‘self-determination’, a Kosovan political party which opposes the UN presence there and campaigns for the complete independence of Kosovo/a

Ahtisaari: the Ahtisaari plan, named after UN Special Envoy Martti Ahtisaari, was the 2007 draft settlement designed to resolve Kosovo/a’s status, establish justice and governance systems and processes, and protect non-Albanian minorities

më vjen keq: I’m sorry

mirëdita: good afternoon

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Fifty Shades Trilogy on SALE

The Fifty Shades of Gray, Darker and Freed Trilogy must have been the most criticized contemporary literary work of our time. However, it achieved a commercial success and a cult following. “The explosion of interest has taken me completely by surprise” says the writer E.L. James.

The trilogy traces the complex relationship between a college graduate, Anastasia Steele, and a young business magnate, Christian Grey. Dominance and Submission, Sadism and Masochism are just some of the layers that encompass the journey of this unconventional couple.

If you’re into exploring the kinky side, then some answers might be hidden in this trilogy which is on SALE from now on!

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Now for only 45.00 euros

Crunchy Sandwich

The beauty of vegetarian sandwiches is that they are guilt-free masterpieces that are as filling and tasty as their meaty counterparts once done right. Best of all, they allow a lot of creativity, and some of the most delicious recipes can be derived from the simplest ingredients.
Have you ever tried our Crunchy Sandwich made of zucchini covered in corn flakes, red paprika, mixed greens, served in ciabatta bread? If not, then you have to!

See you for lunch ♥

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Argjiro – Southern Songs Of Migration – This Saturday!

Legends say that southern polyphonic music of Albania was first sung five centuries ago and it was dedicated to the migrants that were fleeing trying to escape poverty. Families left behind would then go by the shore -men and women- singing messages in two or more voices, believing that the waves would carry their words to their loved ones.

In 2005 UNESCO declared iso polyphony masterpiece of oral and intangible human heritage.

This Saturday Argjiro, a group from the town of Gjirokastra lead by Roland Çenko will perform in dit’ e nat’ in honor of Albanian National Day. Argjiro are the most authentic representatives of this music. The president of Albania Bujar Nishani this year decorated the group with the Presidential Title “The Great Master”.

The concert starts at 9PM /28th of November 2015/

See you on Saturday!

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The Hobbit Book Collection on SALE

This four volume, deluxe paperback boxed set contains J.R.R. Tolkien’s  masterworks The Hobbit and the three volumes of The Lord Of The Rings (The Fellowship Of The Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return Of The King) in their definitive text settings complete with maps and cover illustrations from the movies.

J.R.R. Tolkien’s masterpiece is at once a classic myth and a modern fairy tale – a story of heroic adventure set in the unforgettable landscape of Middle-Earth.

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Mexican Wrap

It is interesting how cuisines are so telling about individual and collective histories; when spaniards invaded south America in the XVI century they had brought with them the concept of domesticated meats – chicken, goat, beef, sheep – and tried to impose it on everybody else. The natives however, didn’t give in easily, and gradually introduced corn, beans and chilli peppers to the plate – until then unknown to the europeans. While the africans and asians being the working force of the time, employed their style of cooking. Five hundred years later we enjoy the vegetarian mexican wrap worldwide – fresh veggies, black beans, corn and red pepper sauce! A great result from produced by an awkward relationship, don’t you think?

I wonder what do meatballs say about our past  – see you for lunch!Food_008H