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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.

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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.

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Pozsony crescent – Pozsonyi kifli

No doubt about it – this is my signature pastry.  I baked it sooooo… many times both for festive and everyday occasions, so by now I am quite fast when forming the little crescents.  It is a traditional sweet pastry in many European nations made with a light yeasted dough and ground walnuts or ground poppy seeds as rich filling.  I like how they are not uniform in size – at least not in the way how I make them – and also how some might have a little bit more filling than the others.  It is a little bit […]

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55 things you can do for yourself – 55 jó tanács

Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about how to make the most out of my days.  Realizing that everything we go through in our lives lead us to the priceless moments of living, we should  focus on not missing them.  And we shouldn’t make our lives complicated.  If we feel like things don’t come together for us immediately, they eventually will.  If we struggle, it takes us forward.  There is always something for which we can be thankful.  When the world takes away something from us, what counts is, what we do with what’s left.  Trust your intuition and take chances.  […]

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Morning glory oats – Reggeli zabkorpa

You can say good bye to boring oatmeal, if you cook it with a little twist.  I got the recipe from Megan Gordon’s Whole-Grain Mornings: New Breakfast Recipes to Span the Seasons.  She writes a beautiful blog, A Sweet Spoonful, and this lovely cookbook is her first one, published in the end of December 2013.  Megan designed the recipe for slow Sundays in winter; I made the oats on a slow wintry Saturday morning, right after I purchased my copy of the cookbook.