Thursday, January 22, 2015

Christmas Day

Christmas Day at Marcsi and Toni's

Christmas lunch took place at my maternal grandparent's house. It was extremely rich! :)

How was your Christmas?
What special Christmas traditions are unique to your culture? I would love to hear.

Guten Appetit,

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve at my Aunt's

It is rare that I get to spent Christmas and Christmas Eve with my extended family since they live so far from us. At the same time, it is lovely to do so, and to get to know their traditions as well. In Hungarian families, dinner on the 24th usually consists of fish soup. So this year, on December 24th, there was a dinner party at my aunt Gabi's house with my uncle's extended family as well and we soup. This is a tradition that I really like but we do not usually do this with my immediate family. It was a lovely evening with a small gift exchange, some nice desserts including beigli (a Hungarian pastry with either poppy seeds or walnuts inside) and zserbo, and great company.
Here are some moments:
Hand Made Decorations by Gabi
Drying Oranges for Christmas Ornaments

Fish Soup 
Zserbo (my favourite Hungarian dessert)
Kis kifli
Honey (my Christmas gift) - Already gone...
Sleeping dogs

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Morning of Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve Morning With Bori Mama

I know that this is coming a bit late, but I still wanted to share them with you all.
This is my paternal grandmother, or as I call her, Bori Mama. She does not put up a Christmas tree any more, only a couple of branches that are modestly decorated, which I got to decorate this year. Along with the branches, she has a little "Betlehem," as she calls it, set up. She also made kalacs. I think it was one of the best ones that I have ever tasted. They were delicious!

The best kalacs I have ever had!


Sunday, January 11, 2015


Friends Before Christmas at Kisuzem

With Toldi and Kino :P