ROCKY MOUNTAIN POTICA
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Please feel free to use this page to communicate with us at Rocky Mountain Potica, or with other visitors to the website.  We would love to hear any Potica-related memories you may have, and how those memories relate to the older generations of your family.  And if you are just learning of Potica recently, and your ethnicity or culture has distinctions that you would like to share, please do so.  As Americans, we all come from somewhere.  And we all have unique stories, cultures, and traditions.

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Tamara Romagnolo said:   March 25, 2018 9:56 pm PST
My Mama in-law made Potica every year and would send it to us before Christmas, it was our tradition to get up on Christmas morning and have it, as a special gift with our tea, and coffee, before the opening of gifts etc...Now she is gone from the world, and I am scared to make it for my family, I'm afraid it wont be as wonderful.

Martina Gazvoda Stepec said:   January 4, 2018 4:10 pm PST
Your grandfather Ludvik Gornik (he was my cousin) and his wife traveled with us from camp Spittlal, Austria to United States. We arrived to New York July 18,1949 and arrived to Gary, Indiana where my father Joseph Gazvoda had brother Frank who was our sponsor not Cleveland as you say.Your grandparents eventually moved to Waukegan, Illinois and our family moved to Cleveland in 1953. Best regards!

Melissa Stephens said:   November 15, 2017 12:59 pm PST
My Great Grandparents, Victor & Anna Blazevich came separately to America from Lovinac, Croatia (then Yugoslavia) in 1904. Victor & Anna chose to leave Yugoslavia because there was a war being fought and they wanted a safer and better life. Although I don't recall my Mom's relatives baking potica, it always seemed that they had it in their homes ready to serve. I have many wonderful memories eating this special bread with my sisters and extended family. As young girls, we would slowly unravel the delicious spiral of nuts and dough - beginning with the chewy, thicker outer edges and slowly revealing the sweet, thin layers within, bite after bite. Having access to it now to share with my own children, and extended family is an even bigger treat - I am so happy that the tradition lives on! Thank you!

ida said:   May 27, 2017 4:26 am PST
Hi, I am Slovenian and I live in Slovenia and make original walnuts potica for christmas and easter. Congratulation to everybody who make it far, far away from us.

Leah Drake said:   December 19, 2016 4:55 pm PST
My Grandma Drake's maiden name was Lucanz, from Slovenia, and she worked in the auto fabrics industry in Cleveland, and our cousins on my dad's side are the Svrga's in Cleveland Ohio. She used to visit when I was a kid growing up in VA and bring a suitcase full of Slovenian sausages, including blood sausage and jalutiz (sp?)! We watched her with fascination, on Christmas visits, like Claudia above, as she took up the whole dining room table with a white cloth to roll out the potica dough. It was THE BEST, our favorite holiday treat of all time. Then a couple of decades after she passed away, I met my husband in California, who had 2 lively Hungarian aunts, and I was amazed and so excited to discover that they made potica for Christmas! Well, I came to find out it was called beigli... the Hungarian version, walnut.... they would make it in the same way at my grandma used to, and, so, I fell madly in love with my husband and his family after spending our first Christmas together at their houses. haha! Since they both recently passed, we have not had this amazing treat, and until I learn to pick up the tradition of making it, we are very much looking forward to trying your traditional Slovenian potica, to continue my Slovenian family tradition and pay homage to our Hungarian aunts as well, this Christmas season.

Mary Lou Pontoni Steele said:   November 5, 2016 2:25 pm PST
In Cleveland when I was young, I would work with my mother to make Potica. It was day long work - Saturdays. My mom made potica for my dad and his co-workers. during October-December and in March/April for holidays. My grandmother (Slovenian) was the first that I know of who trained my mom (Italian/Slovenian). As everyone says this is the best for holidays.

Joe Saya said:   November 1, 2016 12:49 pm PST
My ancestors are from Semic and Metlika, Slovenia. Since we have relatives in the Denver area, do you have a store we could visit and buy your potica in Evergreen? I was looking for an address on your website, but didn't see one. I look forward to hearing from you. Joe

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