Category Archives: food

First salad of the summer

So I hear there’s still patches of snow in Minnesota. Meanwhile in Szolnok: We planted some new pepper plants (habaneros and cayenne, both of which I was surprised but please to find at our local market). You can also see … Continue reading

Posted in food, garden | Tagged | Leave a comment

Magyar March menu

Or magyar március, I suppose. Right at the end of February Buzzfeed came out with an article about Hungarian foods the world should try. As much as I like Hungarian food, I don’t usually cook it at home because… well, … Continue reading

Posted in food | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Dobostorta

As part of the project to eat a bunch of Hungarian foods in March (magyar március!), I made one of Hungary’s most famous cakes, the Dobos cake. Unlike what many translated recipes claim, this is not called Drum Cake in … Continue reading

Posted in food | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

“Mongolian beef” recipe, with a Hungarian twist

Some time ago I pinned this recipe for “30 minute Mongolian Beef” from Just A Taste. Last week I finally got around to trying it out. While the end result was amazing, the process was somewhat different than the easy-peasy … Continue reading

Posted in food | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

One-day brownies

Heatwave, schmeatwave: life must go on, rooms must be painted, brownies must be made. Ingredients: one medium zucchini 1 cup – 1.5 cups sugar (depending on taste) 0.5 cup oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups flour 0.3 cup cocoa powder … Continue reading

Posted in food | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Cherries

Hungarian word of the day: cseresznye. It means cherries. It is not my favorite word right now, because we spent a good part of a very hot Saturday outside in the sun picking them, and a good part of a … Continue reading

Posted in food | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Comfort food Sunday

On Saturday we stocked up at the farmers’ market and corner store, so I was well-prepared for a round of cooking on Sunday. It’s not so often that I cook three totally different foods in one day, but each of … Continue reading

Posted in food | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment