Memories from the local market with its original people and ingredients… Nagykanizsa, Hungary
“Language is the only homeland.” Czesław Miłosz
Producer and cosumer…all stick to the traditional, the good, appreciating the homeland for everything it gives
“What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages.” Henry Ward Beecher
Selection from my mother’s and sister’s ovens
“The inner woman is the source of healing. The inner woman is the source of silence. The inner woman is the source of love. The inner woman is the source of belongingness with life. Embracing the inner man and woman is to discover our inner roots and wings.” Swami Dhyan Giten
Just one hug, just one look and just one word from mother and father put the past, present and future into perspective
The secrets of the perfect meringue
One of our Christmas traditions is having a meringue hoop (what we call “foam-kiss”) on the festive pine tree. To achieve great result every time, my mother follows many-years-old advices, that have been passed down generations.
The key is: using aged eggs, more sugar than one would think, whisking above boiling water, drying meringues on very low heat for longer than one would think.
Meringue recipes work better with eggs that are at least 3 or 4 days old. Thin, older egg whites when warmed slightly whip more easily to a higher volume than thick, fresh, cold egg whites. Once whipped, the foam from thin whites is less stable because the liquid film drains more easily from the bubbles. If stability is as important as volume, lots of sugar is better to use. Most recipes call for the sugar only after the whites have been whipped to soft peaks and good strong foam will not form. For better stability, a good rule of thumb is to use fresher eggs for meringues, saving older ones for general baking. Meringues also need clean equipment. Lastly, do not make egg white meringues on a rainy or really humid day.
“Consider a tree for a moment. As beautiful as trees are to look at, we don’t see what goes on underground – as they grow roots. Trees must develop deep roots in order to grow strong and produce their beauty. But we don’t see the roots. We just see and enjoy the beauty. In much the same way, what goes on inside of us is like the roots of a tree.” Joyce Meyer