Sunday, September 28, 2008

Eww, McDonald's!

So I'm sitting in McDonald's right now stealing their power and signal because I'm still waiting for internet to be installed in my flat. In fact, two nice gentlemen from T-Kabel showed up on Friday to turn of my cable signal (all three channels) but had not yet received papers for my internet, so no dice. But I found McDonald's on the walking street and they have a wireless signal too. Just in case anyone was wondering I haven't bought anything from them yet, and I'm hoping I don't get caught. I'm trying to be as inconspicuous and in the corner as I can be. (Any readers with iPhones wouldn't be a complete loss if they came to visit) And I decided that I was past due for a blog entry, I apologize to anyone who has actually been checking in to see if I had posted anything yet.

I can't seem to upload any pictures yet but when I can I have some nice shots of Paprika Festival in Kalocsa, Budapest city shots, and I'll have some separate entries for some of the food I've been making while I've been here. So far I continue to gather recipes and ideas for cooking Hungarian food. I hope everyone is doing well! I'll blog again soon! Szeged will be having their own Paprika Festival (Paprika Napok) October 3-5.

Monday, September 8, 2008


Another weekend another city. This last weekend I went to Debrecen for its jazz festival. Do to a lack of looking up times for the free concerts and thinking they would be later when the day was cooler we waited to venture out. The weekend, however, was still a success! We partied, ate pizza, drank palinka, and danced. That was the weekend in a nutshell. A huge thanks to Ali and Rachel for hosting! And to Rachel's friends Sucre and Edit for dinner and hanging out. And to Lyla, Lauren, Jacob, and Vivvi for all attending.

Monday, September 1, 2008


I went to beautiful Kalocsa this weekend. On the way, during the 3 hour bus ride from Szeged, I passed a sign for Sükösd. I was very excited to be that close. I hope I go there soon. I crashed with Franny and helped clean and break in her kitchen.

We went to the farmer's market and bought fresh peaches (barack), onions, parsnips, potatoes, a paprika plant, tomatoes, and garlic. I made peach soup, and a vegetarian gulyás. Both were very good! The peach soup could have definitely been made into a peach ice cream.