Hidegtál

Hungarians love their cold platters! Creative plateing of Magyar smoked meats. These inspire me to think about the holidays to come.  

Honey

Honey Bears 2 oz 2.50 Orange Blossom 1lb 7.75 Gallberry 1lb 7.75 Allergy Blend 1lb 9.75 Creamed Honey 12oz 8.75 Wildflower glass 12oz 7.75 Honey Comb 12.75 Who doesn’t love warm bread with a dab of butter and a drizzle of pure natural honey?  Adding to our store of great old country foods comes Florida…

Super Coop

Well, it’s almost finished and I LOVE it!! Its so beautiful and practical. We have tweaked it to what we have learned from our Chickens, or what our Chickens have taught us about what they prefer. We are combining two flocks so we have added extra nest space, extra roost space, more feeders, more waterers…

Hungarian Kolbasz & Salami

Centuries ago ancient Hungarians, shepherds, herders and horsemen carried dried meat with them as a staple food item. Usually they would be gone from home for a year or more. These dried meats they could reconstitute into a delicious hot stew by means of a large kettle hung on a tripod. Austria-Hungary pre 1921 was…

Recipes

Chicken Paprikash Cucumber Salad Bean Stew   SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave

Chewy Soft Pretzel Buns

I love boiled eggs, but I don’t like dry or flimsy bread with them, I don’t want to bathe toast with a lot of butter either. Our eggs are rich and delicious so I want a bread that will hold up in taste and texture to them. Just as I was thinking about making a…

Avocado Toxic to Chickens

I’ve read all kinds of lists as to what’s toxic and not to chickens. Avocados are on all the lists!  Interestingly enough, so far our chickens seem to know whats good and what’s not. I’ve seen them leave certain plants after closing their beak on them and decimating others. I have not purposely fed them…

“Csirke Paprikas” Chicken Paprikash

Everyone and their brother has a recipe for the Paprikash.  However, this is the one I’ve evolved and tweaked, the richness of the sauce, the fat dumplings, tender chicken and just the right sweet, tart, crunchy accompaniment: Cucumber salad. recipe here This is not just a recipe, it’s a walk through all the steps to…

“Uborkasalata” Cucumber Salad

This cucumber salad version is different than I find in any of my cookbooks, but it’s the one I grew up with and simply love the most. Many recipes add sour cream or onions which is fine, but when you have this simply incredibly crispy, fresh, sweet, sour side next to the rich egg dumplings…

Flashback 2015

In 2015 I grew my first cherokee purple and I was hooked on the deep rich flavor. It was also the first time I grew in pots after years of trying to grow in the soil, fighting with nematodes, excessive rain and Florida’s gardening cycles. So for 2016: more pots more tomatoes and more heirlooms, I started: Cherokee…