Boxnote 169 July 25 2017

Gustare/Kalotaszeg Kostoloi Hrana naturala, locala de la satele din zona Huedinului

gustare 25 july 5

Everyone was at market today; so you can imagine my hand was tattooed with useful notes! Chain stitch patterns were discussed, archive contacts were shared, and festivals were organised! Yes, one of the organisers has invited TKD to present a united Kalotaszeg producers front at the MERA world music festival. If all goes according to plan, on Saturday we will all be in the courtyard of the Buffalo Museum. A fitting place. The festival is in it’s second edition and from what we heard about it last year, it will be a good one. Come and find us there and if you’ve knocked up something scrummy from Kalotaszeg ingredients, bring it so we can all get a taste.

Kate, Tomas and Lenny joined us at market today and helped collect, and prepare and deliver the goodies into your hands. I must admit we were terribly impressed and we had great fun (as you’ll see in the photos) and great chats together. Our thanks to them all.

` for info./stories about individual goodies and producers, find the veggies below! **

Here is your box this week; who grew it/who collected it and where!

Fresh tea herbs

melissa Tomas in Huedin,, wild and peppermintDomi in Huedin

Fennel/edeskomeny and sage – picked by Agi, Huedin. I’m not sure if the fennel is a useful tea, let me know either way.

Salad sorry this was so small due to lack of rain (hopefully rectified after today!)/time of year – rucola, common mallow (purple flower), nasturtium ( From TKD gardens..collected by Kate, and Lenny.
Lettuce Cristi, Huedin

Cooking herbs parsley, Zsofi neni, Huedin and Eva, Ketesd, csimbru/csombor/summer savoury – Maria, Huedin, basil – , Zsofi neni, Huedin

Swiss Chard and perpetual spinach Zsofi neni, Huedin Eat the stems, they are just as healthy as the leaves.

Mixed Peppers/paprika/ardei Agi, Huedin and Buske, Bicalat.hot peppers – Zsuzsi Bicalat

mixed Onions/ceapa/hagyma, Hajni, Bicalat, Gyongy, Horlacea

Fresh garlic – Hajni, Bicalat

Green beans Eva, Ketesd.

Carrots, murok, morcov – Zsofi neni, Huedin

Praz/pori hagyma/leek – Eva, Ketesd.

Yellow Zucchini and pattisson –Zsuzsi Bicalat and Agi, Huedin

Sfecla/cekla/beetroots – Eva, Ketesd.
zeller/celeriac/telina – Eva II , Ketesd.
Cabbage/kapuszta/varza – Agi, Huedin
Cucumbers – Erzsi, Ketesd. It was really interesting today how many women from Ketesd were boasting about their eredeti/real Ketesdi/Tetis cucumber seeds. Tetis is famous in our zone for cucumbers.
Tomatoes – Zsuzsi, Bicalat. this week we selected only the bicalat varieties of tomatoes .. some of them look a bit weird but they are the best!  the largest and smallest tomatoes at market \\9see below) are not in the box.

bouquet Maria, Huedin. The white/yellow flowers are feverfew/Kenyer morzsa/Erzsebet virag ooo forgotten how to say in romanian. This is a medicinal plant that can be used for pain relief. Check it out!

Summer Apples – Erzsi II , Ketesd – yes yipee .. good surprise. Not in the best condition but with the FIRST and ONLY apples in the market, one can’t complain!!

Other .

Eggs ibolya neni, Damos
Pasta, taietei/laska – wholemeal, Damos flour, Ketesd eggs. 100% Kalotaszeg. Annus neni – Ketesd.

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