My favourite waffles

I have a sourdough starter in my fridge. I have a sourdough starter in my fridge because I'm making bread every week. I'm making bread every week, because the bread we have here is not really good, or if it's good it's also very expensive. So I choose to make my own bread. To be…

National Poetry Day / Költészet napja

This is the birthday of one of the greatest Hungarian poets, Attila József. We have many many great poets, one of my favourites being Miklós Radnóti, and accidentally one of my favourite poems is also recited by a younger Judi Dench in a video you can watch here. And you can read it here in…

What to bake in five minutes

Mug cakes. Honestly, I had doubts. But they're all gone. I don't like microwave ovens, but now we have one that comes with the flat. So this is a great time to try some recipes that call for it. I looked at some recipes online to see the main point of mug cakes, looked in…

Soon

It's been hard getting started this year - there are so many things that's been going on for the last couple of month. That is why, although I was determined to put out at least one English post every week and several recipes, I just can't get to the point I want to. But soon…

What do I miss…

Being away from my home country is nothing new to me. Being away from my immediate family is nothing new, either. My mother left to go to the United States when I was ten for a scholarship. It was 1989, changes were coming to Central Europe, but still, for five months it was sort of…

The simplest doughnuts ever

This year my kid fell ill for Mardi Gras and so I had no time or energy for a real doughnut, although I honestly wanted to make the best, fluffiest, glazed doughnuts ever. In Hungary, we celebrate the Carnival season in schools every year, the children dress up, eat doughnuts and sing away the winter.…

Winter elsewhere – Tél máshol

Ez itt nem Kanada, ez bizony a Balaton, pontosan két éve. Befagyva, csodás fehéren. Akkor még nagyon aktívan fotóztam. This is not Canada, it is lake Balaton exactly two years ago. It was frozen and beutiful and white. I used to take a lot more photos back then.

New year, new post

I've been away for a while and my English posts are way behind.  The period before Christmas was tough, and we decided to have a simple and possibly quiet Christmas. The snowstorm on Christmas Day and the arctic blast that came after made us stay inside, and the children needed more our attention as well,…

My three-onion soup

I'm pretty sure I'm not the first to cook this soup but I'm pretty sure  it was really heartwarming to eat when I cooked it for the first time one winter evening. Also, I must admit that I'm not really a soup lover. But I have a French husband, whose mother and grandmother cooked rich…