Month: April 2014


Salted chocolate-rye cookies – Sós csokoládés rozslisztes sütemény

These are not your usual chocolate chip cookies.  These are more like truffles, rich and moist inside with a delicate crust outside.  You will need a lot of chocolate but you won’t regret it.  I first saw the recipe just the other day on my friend Kathleen’s wonderful blog Nurturing Life, and because I was in the mood of baking that afternoon, gave it a try.  I was very much pleased with the result and anyone to whom I gave these cookies – to a few co-workers at my and my husband’s workplaces – agreed that they are the most […]


Latkes – Röszti

Did you know that latkes have a Middle Eastern origin?  They are an Ashkenazic Hanukkah specialty, but of course could be eaten at any time of the year.  They are “truly marvelous and a good way to start any meal, or to accompany roasted beef” says Yotam Ottolenghi in his cookbook Jerusalem written with his friend Sami Tamimi.


Blue and white – Kék és fehér

Before all the blues and whites are gone from our garden and the neighborhood, here is a small sampling of these beauties.  Asian pear flowers, bluebells, trillium, blue violets, more Asian pears, blue periwinkle ground-cover, our plum tree tucked in between two houses, forget-me-not, and my absolute favorite – poet white daffodil.