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IFBC 2017: Eat, blog, connect – Nemzetközi gasztroblogger konferencia

“Have fun!” said my husband, as I headed to the precheck security line at SeaTac airport on a Thursday evening.  I usually don’t fly alone, we like to have trips together, but this time I was going to have the weekend adventure on my own.  It started immediately: I was pulled aside for a random check of my carry-ons, mainly my electronics.  The tools of the trade.  Everything was all right.

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Sourdough baking at the Sea Wolf bakery – Kovászos kenyérsütés a Sea Wolf pékségben

The signs were all there for some time: The article I read about them, their tasty baguette, which I bought in the Little Lago Grocer close to my school, and the crispy but not too buttery chocolate croissant – hiding bittersweet Valrhona chocolate – I ate from the selection of their morning pastries a friend of mine brought to a school meeting one day.

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Sweet potato and butternut squash soup – Édesburgonyás sütőtök-krémleves

Earlier on this blog, in the introduction of my cauliflower soup recipe, I mentioned that once I read advice about not cooking soup for a big crowd because it would generate too many (extra) dishes that would need to be cleaned.  A few weeks ago, I purposely went against this advice because I wanted a soup as the first course for the lunch that Steve and I were hosting for my lovely mother-in-law’s 88th birthday.

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Two-colored sandwich cookies – Felemás

By now, you might have noticed that I quite often cook and bake from Hungarian cookbooks.  Many recipes from these books I’ve used multiple times, since some of these books I’ve had for a long time.  However, today I am presenting a recipe from Sütemény és torta by Mari Lajos that’s new for me. This is the first time I baked these little sandwich cookies.  Half of the cookies have light color, half of them are dark from added cocoa powder.

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Lemon maple granola – Citromos juharszirupos granola

As you probably know, making your own granola is one of the easiest things you can do in the kitchen.  You actually don’t need a recipe if you keep the 6:1 ratio of dry and wet ingredients in mind.  You might recall reading about this in one of my earlier posts of crunchy maple nut granola.  However, today I do recommend that you check out this new recipe.