Month: June 2015

Eat

Viennese potato salad – Bécsi krumplisaláta

According to the International Potato Center, an organization for agricultural research and development in Peru, “The potato is the third most important food crop in the world after rice and wheat in terms of human consumption.  More than a billion people worldwide eat potato, and global total crop production exceeds 300 million metric tons.  There are more than 4,000 varieties of native potatoes, mostly found in the Andes.”  (The Andes Mountains extend through seven South-American countries: Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina.)

Eat

Cherry pastry – Cseresznyés béles

It’s finally cherry season in the Pacific Northwest!  After seeing the amount of Rainier and Bing cherries we received a few days ago in our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) box, I knew immediately we wouldn’t just eat them in their natural form, but there would be baking with them as well.

Plant

Flowers on the first day of summer – Virágok a nyár első napján

I could have spent the first day of summer in Seattle in many different ways.  I could have visited one of the beautiful parks of the city including a park on the beach of Puget Sound.  I could have gone to a movie to see one of the new films of the season.  I could have sat in a café with friends enjoying their company and a cup of tea.  The list could be much longer.