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Hadjúszoboszló, Puszta & Debrecen - Pure Food & Travel Puszta in Hungary: Back to nature! I was with an enthusiastic Hungarian tour guide and a group of journalists and bloggers on a press trip in Hungary. On our program were visits to the Great Plain, spas and thermal baths in Hajdúszoboszló and the city of Debrecen. The Puszta is the largest contiguous grasslands in Europe, a vast plain where herds of animals live. Egészségedre! The first evening, we toast with pálinka, the spirit of Hungary, which has at least 37.5% alcohol. Pure food in Hungary ‘Jó reggelt’, good morning! The next day the sustainable Silver Major Resort is on the program. Largest spa in Hadjúszoboszló Then it’s time to visit Hungarospa, the largest spa complex in Central Europe, which can be found in Hajdúszoboszló. Fun and exciting are the slides. Photo credits: Annelies Rigter Hortobágy National Park In 1973, Hortobágy, Hungary became the first national park. Every twenty kilometres you can find a csárda – resting place – on the Great Plain. Eco-farm restaurant

purple cauliflower with garlic & saffron I think I have writer’s block? I’ve been staring at this screen for two days now trying to write about purple cauliflower, the most psychedelic of the cruciferous vegetables (Ok, except for Romanesco broccoli). To break through the block, I decided to listen to Foxygen, but then just cut to the chase and went straight to Donovan. “There is a Mountain” seems to have cleared things up for me nicely. I mean, the mountains, Juanita, the caterpillar, what else is there? Purple cauliflower. I can’t really say that it’s much different in flavor or texture than the plain old white kind, but you know, it’s purple, and that’s cool. Sautéed Purple Cauliflower with Garlic and Saffronserves two as a meal, four as a side Heat all but one tablespoon of the olive oil in a large cast iron, or otherwise heavy-bottomed, skillet over medium heat. Turn heat up to medium-high, add the remaining olive oil, the florets, paprika, pepper, and a good-sized pinch or two of salt.

The Spice Series: Allspice - The Homestead Garden | The Homestead Garden This is a continuation of my Spice Series. Welcome to my information on Allspice! Illustration by Christy Beckwith **Allspice is an excellent name for a spice that seems to resemble the taste and aroma of many other spices. **This small evergreen is very unique for growing conditions: it is very partial to sandy Jamaican soil and does not grow well anywhere else but Jamaica, though many spice companies try, and their results are always inferior products. **This article includes information on the medicinal benefits and culinary uses of Allspice. **Allspice contains more than two dozen compounds that contain healing actions, which makes it a spice that is used to help many different medicinal ailments. **Allspice has medicinal benefits in both berry-form and as an essential oil. Here are the medicinal benefits of Allspice: Anesthetic: **The allspice essential oil gives a numbing or anesthetic effect when applied to localized pains. Analgesic: Antioxidant: Antiseptic: Immune System Boost:

Food and Travel Festival Five Herb Pesto Recipe Last week we updated the collection at QUITOKEETO, for summer, and sprinkled some new recipes across the shop site as well. One of the recipes I did was this simple twist on a classic pesto. It starts with toasted coriander seeds smashed with garlic and salt, before you work in almonds and lots of lemon zest. I chose a mix of fresh basil, arugula, oregano, chives as the blend of herbs, and immediately noted how much I Iike the chives for their strength and fragrance. There's lots of grated Pecorino cheese, and a final thinning with good olive oil. Bright, summery, and a offbeat - it's all the things I love. Other new recipes in the QK archive: - Milk & Honeydew Granita - Cultured Honeydew Butter (you can make it with honey as well!) Welcome summer! - More Basil Recipes - - More Herb Recipes - - More Basic Techniques - Toast the coriander seeds in a dry skillet until fragrant, and grind finely using a mortar and pestle. Makes about 2/3 cup. Print Recipe

Adzhika, Hot Pepper Relish with Walnuts, Sage and Many Other Spices recipe on Cooking is more fun with friends. Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join. Let's GoLearn more Join Our Community Follow amazing home cooks. Sign Up ♥ 20  Save ▴ If you like it, save it! Save and organize all of the stuff you love in one place. Got it! If you like something… Click the heart, it's called favoriting. Author Notes: Adzhika is an exciting, delicious spicy and complex condiment and marinade. Serve this with fresh melon slices as a show stopping appetizer at your next outdoor party and everyone will be talking about it. (less)Author Notes: Adzhika is an exciting, delicious spicy and complex condiment and marinade. Serves a crowd This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Edible Gift This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Spicy Recipe This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Walnuts & Sage  Share this Recipe  Tweet this Recipe

Coming soon: SLOW Menorca - Pure Food & Travel Read my SLOW Menorca travel tips on my Dutch website Coming soon in English. Later this week I will explore SLOW Menorca. Fundació Destí Menorca Visits to Ciutadella and Maó, a hiking tour and many more activities. After three visits to Ibiza, I can’t wait to see more of the Balearic islands. I saw pictures of Cova d’en Xoroi, that must be the coolest bar in Menorca, with its stunning sea view. Happyolks | Recipes and Stories for Happy Folks Is Your Cinnamon Real? Ah, cinnamon! I sprinkle it into my morning coffee, whip it into delicious homemade ice cream, and even stir it into savory Indian dishes at dinner time. A lot of folks have made a hubbub about whether or not your cinnamon is real. Their claim is that Ceylon cinnamon is the only true cinnamon, and that Cassia (or Saigon) cinnamon is fake. They are missing the point. The truth is, both belong the same family of plants (and even the same genus — cinnamomum). That said, I do believe there’s such a thing as “fake” cinnamon, and it can impact not only your measure of culinary delight, but also your health. The differences between Ceylon & Cassia cinnamon Before I go into describing what I call “fake” cinnamon, let’s bust a myth wide open. There are no dramatic nutritional differences between the two cinnamons. Cassia does contain more coumarin, which is a naturally-occurring anti-coagulant (i.e. blood thinner). So what makes a cinnamon fake? The bark comes from an unknown source. Shhh.

Food Travel Guides — With Husband in Tow What Is a Food Travel Blog? There are travel blogs. There are food blogs. Travel blogs provide stories and tips on how to travel. Food blogs tend to focus on the food in a few destinations, maybe a particularly city, often times they focus on recipes, or restaurant reviews. With Husband In Tow is a food travel blog, and as part of that I want to share a series of food travel guides. Food travel is a different way to travel. We often receive questions from our readers and followers about food travel. What Is A Food Travel Guide? Our Food Travel Guides provide the stories behind the food: the chefs, the wine makers, and even the ingredients. But, these guides also provide specific recommendations, such as which foods to track down when exploring a new destination, which food markets to explore, and where to go eat all of this amazing food. As we continue to explore, and continue to refine our food travel niche, I hope this selection of food travel guides continues to grow . . .