Potaje de Garbanzos y Berenjenas

* Recept magyarul alul! * Scroll down for Hungarian recipe * This food ‘experiment’ that started as throwing various veggies and some leftover sausages into my pressure cooker hoping for something comestible, turned out unexpectedly amazing! Long live the pressure cooker – saviour of busy, lazy or the culinary disabled people 😀 Potaje de Garbanzos y Berenjenas / Chickpeas and Eggplant … Continue reading

Curried Vegetable Empanadas

Another leftover experiment, that turned out quite good I have to say! Unfortunately due to my flu and stuck nose I couldn’t enjoy the smell of all those veggies and curry, but the taste was still worth having leftovers for. I again used my favourite empanada recipe: Ingredients for the dough: 1/2 cup cold water … Continue reading

Home Grown Tomato and Bell Pepper Project: Part 3

Click here for Part 2. Just a fast status report on my balcony garden : ) Oh yes, with the good weather the plants have officially been moved to the balcony. Time to enjoy direct sunlight and some real wind! 2x Bell Peppers, 3x baby plum tomatoes Tomato jungle! Bell Peppers growing nice big leaves … Continue reading

The Hungarian Canteen or ‘Menza’ – Part 2

Click here for Part 1. Let’s continue our journey down memory lane. We were at the main courses 🙂 Children at the canteen. Photo Source: premier.mtv.hu. Common or garden sorrel (‘sóska’), and spinach (‘spenót’) puré: let me describe these 2 together, as a kid couldn’t really tell them apart: they were both green, pureed and sweet, barely any difference, … Continue reading

Chicken and Veggie Skewers

I finally found some skewer sticks in the local grocery store and couldn’t resist to use them right away! So apart from using 1 stick as support for my mint plant (it was starting to get out of control 🙂 ), I made a fast and healthy chicken and veggie skewer lunch with a fresh mixed … Continue reading

One Lovely Blog Award :)

I have recently been honored by one of my favorite blogs (seriously!): Jar of Salt, with the One Lovely Blog Award! I would want to send this amazing writer/artist/food blogger a pack of sea salt from Hungary but as we have no sea (Though we had before) I can only send a BIG thank you … Continue reading

The Hungarian Canteen or ‘Menza’ – Part 1

The other day I was having a pleasant and definitely funny conversation with a couple of colleagues about memories from the elementary school dining hall. While digging up signature meals of our different schools’ kitchens, we came to the conclusion that – apart from a few ‘deviations’ of those of us who went to a … Continue reading

Cottage Cheese, Apricot Jam and Meringue Pie

The first time I came along this recipe, I fell in love with it and saved it for a future-perfect occasion. That occasion was yesterday! Made it for mothers’ day for my mom, without realizing that it is actually a variation of her all time favorite cake: the “Rákóczi Túrós” invented by Hungarian master chef … Continue reading

Home Grown Tomato and Bell Pepper Project: Part 2

Click here for Part 1. It has been less than a month since the last update on the garden project I started in early March, but looking at the pictures the progress my little plants are making is outstanding! Forgive my enthusiasm, this is my first gardening attempt since 4th grade when we had to … Continue reading

Krumpli- or Potato Főzelék

I had a comment the other day asking for more Hungarian recipes – I promised I’ll do my best, so here we go! Krumplifőzelék, or potato főzelék if I really want to translate it. Főzelék is kind of a thick soup, normally consumed with some extra on top: I fried some sausages this time to serve … Continue reading