Gustare/Kalotaszeg Kostoloi Hrana naturala, locala de la satele din zona Huedinului
Wooo! the market indulged itself in the Maria holiday today. Lots of ladies had super dressed up; most Tuesdays quite a few of us women whip on the lipstick; sport a hairstyle; think about our appearance. . It is an anticipated moment, the unfolding market, every Tuesday morning until midday; and has been for years .. and hundreds of years. Imagine in the 1950s, a pattern drawing woman, Konya Gyulane Schafer Terez still managed to organise Kalotaszeg sewing work to help poor women in the Huedin market region, in the Kalotaszeg.
I don’t think we’ll make it into the history books; but just think, if the future brings more researchers to find us and better archives to store us in; we could have stepped onto HPM’s page, not just on FB!
Piroska from Tetis tried to read the blog a couple of weeks ago and was rather upset that all she could understand was, ‘ Hajni the younger, Tetis, Cucumbers’ (ifj Hajni, Ketesd, uborka), so we are trying to translate summaries of boxnote into romanian and hungarian with the hope that GK has the chance of a wider spread of appreciation and impact. Last week, dear Beti and Carmen helped us out with this; but if any of you have a bit of time on a Tuesday early evening, can let me know? and I’ll send you the text (about 4-5 lines is the plan).
Thanks to some constructive feedback , as of next week we will try to create an (approx) half box; so if you haven’t ordered for a while due to the overwhelming responsibility of dealing with so many goodies (I know how you feel!), this could be for you. Just write ½ in the box column.
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 – wild and peppermint – Douglas, Damos and by Agi, Mogyoro., zsaja/salvia/sage – picked by Agi, Huedin.
Salad – – rucola, purslane, sorrel-soska,..collected by Douglas, Huedin
Lettuce – Cristi, Huedin. We’ve been really enjoying these lovely buttery lettuce.
cooking herbs – csimbru/csombor/summery savory – Agi, Huedin; chives/metelo hagyma/snidling – Douglas, Damos, fodrosz petrinzselym levelet -curly parsley – patrunjel – curatorne Kati Damos, thin hot looking peppers, but not hot (I don’ t know the name for these!) Zsofi neni, Huedin,
mixed Onions/ceapa/hagyma, – Pista, Bicalat
Garlic– – Douglas, Huedin
Carrots, murok, morcov – Gyongy, Jakotelke
Spinach – Zsofi neni, Huedin last week, due to the massive quantity of everything, we kept and ate the spinach. This week, you lucky guys get them .. I had forgotten how delish this is, wilted!
Kale/kel bimbo es levelet/Varza furaje – Agi, Mogyoro
Mixed Peppers/paprika/ardei dark green – Elefant ear variety! – Agi, Huedin, Zsofi, Bicalat; pale green peppers, , Buske neni, Bicalat;
Zucchini yellow/sarga/galben and patisson – Zsuzsi, Bicalat;
Kukorica/Malai/Sweetcorn – Zsebe Kati, Damos (Kati with the best hat in the market)
Praz/Pori hagyma/leek – Farkas Eva,I Ketesd.
Sfecla/Cekla/Beetroots – Farkas Eva, Ketesd.
Cucumbers/uborka/castraveti – Piroska. Huedin.
Paradicsom/Rosii/Tomatoes (cherry) – Zsuzsi, Bicalat, And
big KetesdTomatoes. Zsuzsi, Bicalat,
Summer Apples/nyari alma/mere de vara – Pista, Bicalat. So far there has been such a small amount of fruit in Kalotaszeg this year; due to the late freezing weather in the spring; but we are crossing everything that the ossze barack – the autumn peaches make it
Cheeses/erett sajt/cascaval maturat – Szilard, Mogyoro.
Mezespogacsa/Honey cakes/Turta dulce – Mandru Kati, Valcau. This is the third time Kati has baked to Konya Gyulane Terezke special historic recipe which originated in the village for sure
Healthy biscuits – Both Kati, Valcau. This is the second time, Kati has baked the adapted Cranks(pioneer veggie restaurant in the 1960s in UK) recipe (adapted to be rich in Kalotaszeg ingredients!) .. they are made of Kati’s flour; her sheep milk butter; rye/barley flour from Torok Erzsi in Damos; bran from Kadar Kati in Damos, Honey from Mori in Valcau, … non Kalotaszeg ingredients – raising agent .and this time they were flavoured with cinammon or poppyseed.
Sour dough bread wheat with rye/barley flour – Both Kati, Valcau. Kati is just beginning to bake again using sour dough.
Wheat flour/Buza liszt/Faina de grau on the side tarate/bran/korpa – Kadar Kati, Damos
Always get everything out of plastic and the paper as soon as possible; even things in clean like pasta and cheese. I’ve been asking how pasta was stored pre-plastic days and I was told that it was put into a clean fabric napsack and suspended. We recommend this!
We hang the cheese (wrapped in paper) in net bag on the tarnat,
Piata era plina de multe femei care s-au gatit pt ziua Sfintei Marii in rochiile lor cele mai bune (sau bluze traditionale). Iar producatorii nostri locali Kalotaszeg aveau o multime de legume proaspat culese si nestropite, numai bune ca noi sa ne bucuram de ele. Rosiile sunt extraordinar de mari si delicioase (Tanti Boszke din Bicalat a avut o rosie care cantarea 900g!). Pe de alta parte, sunt putine mere de vara saptamana asta, si in general o cantitate mica de fructe in Kalotaszeg in acest an; din cauza ca au inghetat florile tarziu in primavara; dar tinem pumnii stransi (si picioarele) ca piersicile de toamna vor iesi invingatoare.