September 3, 2013

Wild thyme eco retreat Bulgaria

At this time of year, almost every house in the village has strings of red peppers hanging from every available sunny place.   Such a pretty sight.  When they are all dried by mid to late September, they will be milled to make a delicious fresh paprika.


Foraging for mushrooms

July 19, 2013



We’ve just had a fun morning foraging for mushrooms in the forest with Mustafa.  The kids loved it.  There are so many varieties of wild mushrooms, from chanterelles to horse mushrooms to ‘mamatarkas’.  They were really delicious cooked in garlic and served on toast for lunch!

Picking mushrooms Wild Thyme Bulgaria


Wild flowers

May 22, 2013

wild flowers

Now is the time for early morning walks, gathering all the beautiful wild flowers – everything from poppies to hyssop to eubhorbias.

Competition winner

May 14, 2013

Selecting the winner for our competition

On 1st May, the winner was drawn for our competition to win a holiday for 6 in the eco-cottage.  The winner is Gideon from Wales.  Looking forward to his visit!

Wild Foods

May 1, 2013

nettle soup

There’s lots of wonderful wild foods to be foraged at the moment – nettles, snails and a local wild spinache. Soon we’ll have mushrooms and elderflowers.  This is delicious nettle soup made by one of our guests, Lana.


April 20, 2013

Baking bread

Baking bread


There’s nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread.  In this workshop, learn how to make:

  • Wholemeal walnut farmhouse loaf
  • Irish soda bread
  • Sourdough bread

Workshop costs 13 euro per person and lasts 2 – 3 hours.

Home made bacon

April 12, 2013

Making your own bacon

The final product – home made bacon.  Very tasty and great with eggs!

Wild Thyme Organic Farm & Eco-retreat

Wild Thyme Organic Farm & Eco-holiday, Kliment Ohridski 9, Palamartsa 7850, Popovo, Bulgaria;; Ph: (00359) 0876562746 or (00359) 0877383790