Posts tagged ‘food’

June 16, 2017

Mariazell – erLEBZELTEREI Pirker

by ada

June 19, 2016

things that make me happy

by ada

Just to keep record of some of the things that otherwise would be forgotten would I hold onto chronology too strictly; things that made my life better even if only for one short moment.

One of those things was eating cherries…

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…especially twin cherries:

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My bike, Priscilla. I bought her from a Portuguese girl who has since moved back home; and decided to keep the name she gave it (I am the queen of second third fourth tenth hand bikes):

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That my bike has “happy” written on it…

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…and that she is not the only happy bike out there:

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Things I find in my bed after Milo naps in it (a half meter long plastic toy tram, a ladle, and the naked leg of a Barbie doll, just to name a few):

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My new pink Adidas ballerinas (the only piece of pink clothing I’ve ever owned, I’m fairly sure). I got them at the mall called Mercury Centrum in České Budějovice:

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This mosaic. It reminds me of Wien:

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Cats on walls…

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…on doormats…

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…and in my work email:

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Deer on my new hoodie:

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The new Mma Ramotswe book:

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All the three and a half days of summer we’ve got this year (so far)…

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…which I used for going on bike rides…

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…and taking cable cars:

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This cheese I found at Merkur. It is so good (and it reminds me of last summer):

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That, after 5 months on raw food (and junk food), I can now finally cook again:

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That my room smells like elderflower:

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Móricka’s new manifesto: When I grow up, I will be Ada and I will take the train to places very very far and I will buy all the presents. (I feel like I’m turning into the American Auntie Rich Relative From The Other Side Of The Iron Curtain, a phenomenon I so badly envied from the neighbourhood kids while growing up in Socialist Hungary):

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Those 30.863 voters who turned over the elections (Obviously, I am not allowed to vote in Austria. But I still have my opinions about my pampered, twenty-years old coworkers with their houses and swimming pools, who all voted right radical because of “young blood” and “dahoam”):

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That I’m moving out of this house (the neighbours! Give me a lonesome island!)…

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…because I’m finally, finally leaving Linz. Not a day too early. My time here had so much in common with my last few Dutch months. The city that I failed to click with. The social isolation. The terrible weather (it was snowing yesterday! On the 18th of June!). The frustrating living conditions (the neighbours! Did I mention my neighbours!). The feeling that I’m stuck and that it’s not my fault. The general unhappiness this unfortunate combination brought on me. Truly, it were some miserable eight months. But it’s almost over now!

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November 2, 2015

June recap

by ada

On the first day of June, I moved out of this house…

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…in that (false) belief, that I have a new place to move in. As it turned out, I didn’t. So, in a not-very-typical-for-me fashion, I took a quick decision and rented a storage locker for my stuff…

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…and bought a train ticket to the first place that came into my mind. It happened to be Břeclav:

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There I spent my evenings with counting trains from my window…

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… while eating ramen (I’m the queen of travelling on a budget!)…

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…and original Albert Heijn cheese which I found at the “Albert Supermarket”. It instantly reminded me of those terrible three years I spent in Holland (and the numerous occasions AH saved my life through providing its costumers with free coffee):

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During the day I took local trains to travel around.

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I visited the Valtice castle…

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…where I admired some aristocratic toilets…

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…drank Kofola…

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…and ate Studentska chocolate:

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I also went to Mikulov…

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…before leaving for home:

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I spent the rest of the month in Budapest:

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…with my family:

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I made only a minimal effort to stay cultured…

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…and spent my time mostly eating (and photographing) summer food:

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strawberries

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June 27, 2015

first campfire of the season

by ada

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May 14, 2015

home-thoughts, from abroad

by ada

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February 24, 2015

Kosher for… Essen und Tradition im Judentum

by ada

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February 8, 2015

January recap

by ada

In January I…

…travelled back to Vienna after Christmas break,

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…still had (umm, still have) Christmas decoration up,

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…was exhausted most of the time, and spent the majority of my days off at home, wearing knitted cat slippers (because in my heart I’m still three and a half years old),

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…ate lots of red and orange food (and lots of junk food too, which is not pictured here because I am pretentious),

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…bought fresh flowers for the first time in like, two years (my life is clearly not the same instagram-worthy bliss of twee perfection everyone else seems to experience lately),

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…took (a very few) walks in my neighbourhood,

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…photographed some butterflies (living ones, this time),

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…got this pear from my patient, an elderly Bosnian lady. She assured me that I can safely eat it, because “it’s halal”. I have a deep respect for people who are committed to a certain way of life because of their faith. Maybe because the only thing concerning religion I really believe in is that it does not matter at all.

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…completed my two months long rotation on the cardiology ward and started my next rotation period of code duty, on the ICU,

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…climbed all the 343 stairs to the top of the Stephansdom. This experience made me recognise the sad fact, that the last time I was fit for life, was the day I gave up getting tennis lessons five times a week (at the age of seventeen. A long, long time ago it was, a dreary time it is),

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…and looked over the freshly renovated roofs of the Stephanskirche Vienna.

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December 8, 2014

a cure for the spleen or, amusement for a winter’s evening

by ada

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August 8, 2014

Ljubljana – Central Market (Osrednja ljubljanska tržnica)

by ada

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July 25, 2014

things that make me happy

by ada

I can’t believe it’s been more than a year since I last posted in this series. That tells tales about my circumstances lately. I’ve failed miserably with my New Year’s resolution of sharing more of my life here anyway – not that I don’t have a life because I rather do, but it seems I’m not good at getting personal. What I’m good at is taking photos of buildings and flowers, so this place has inevitably became kind of a travel blog, but without the joys and excitement of actual travelling. You know, something like an unofficial Budapest Guide for Weirdos (and for all who enjoy looking at dead butterflies and old medical instruments). This is a lose-lose situation, I’m afraid.

But there are still the small things, like…

…this super cheap waffle place and their raspberry mousse that tastes just like I remember it from my childhood.

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…pretty bees on pretty flowers.

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…visiting museums.

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…doing small trips.

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…summer food.

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…thrifted summer clothes. Too bad I’m seven kilos overweight (oh well, waffle place, hello).

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…the first outdoor swim of the year at Vadaš Thermal Bath in Štúrovo, Slovakia. (Okay, it happened more than a month ago. I’m actually  writing this post since years weeks. I hope one day – if life allows me – I can get back to real-time blogging.)

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…going on a holiday! I haven’t been on a summer holiday since 2009 (ten days at the Bulgarian coast. I’m still dreaming about it). (I usually do budget travelling, that means Venice in February, Prague in October and that epic Moravian road tour in December. I haven’t felt a cold that freezing in my entire life than I did at a bus stop in Moravske Budejovice at 22.30 pm last winter.)

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May 23, 2014

a day in Wien

by ada

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May 19, 2014

seventeen moments of spring – part 3

by ada

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April 6, 2014

M&M

by ada

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March 23, 2014

seventeen moments of spring – part 2

by ada

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February 15, 2014

a photo an hour, approximately, yesterday

by ada

6 am:

Getting up, drinking my morning coffee, reading my feeds (yes, it contains a lot of cat gifs) and listening to The Cat complaining about how she had a terrible night. She actually spent it with sleeping on her electric heating pillow under her 100% woolen blanket, without waking up even one single time, but from the complaining and moaning she does every morning you would think she fought dragons all night long to save the ungrateful world.

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7 am: Early morning commute. The hate-part of the day.

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8 am – 1 pm:

Staring at the screen of the anaesthetic machine and trying to keep up with all the new information.

Also, for obvious reasons I can’t offer you a photo of neither the OR nor the hospital, so here is the basement where we change. Hungarian Health Care System in all its glory.

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1 pm:

Having lunch in the park. It’s not quite the right weather for it yet but I was craving the sun so much that even the cold wind couldn’t hold me back.

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2 pm:

Crossing the city.

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3 pm:

Buying groceries…

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…and receiving physiotherapy treatment for my back.

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4 pm:

On my way to the library.

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5 – 7 pm:

Having coffee with my friend Ancsangyalka at the cafeteria of the library. Usually it’s only one coffee and a lot of studying, but lately we are both very tired, stressed out and somewhat frustrated, so we discussed our favourite topic, the folly of the human race, very thoroughly this time (instead of studying, obviously).

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7 – 9 pm:

Checking out the Budapest Fish Festival.

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9 pm:

On my way home. So much nicer than in the morning, isn’t it?

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10 pm:

Evening routine: showering, drinking bone broth, checking mails and offering emotional support to The Cat after her terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, which involved sleeping, sleeping, eating and some more sleeping. Hard is a cat’s life, y’all.

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February 9, 2014

Budapest – Mangalica Fesztivál

by ada

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January 4, 2014

one must have a mind of winter

by ada

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December 23, 2013

may you grow up to be righteous

by ada

Móricka turned two today.

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December 12, 2013

Winter. Time to eat fat

by ada

food Vörösmarty tér Christmas market

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October 24, 2013

Hungarian style dinner

by ada

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October 2, 2013

feelings of the Tyrolese

by ada

Tiroler Edelweiss

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old Tirol newspapers

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man reading in a coffehouse in Innsbruck

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cheese in Markthalle Innsbruck

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trash bin in Innsbruck

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September 5, 2013

cake walking babies

by ada

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August 26, 2013

beautiful lofty things

by ada

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August 17, 2013

I risk my neck to save the bacon

by ada

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July 24, 2013

summertime and the living is easy

by ada

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July 1, 2013

things that make me happy

by ada

1. This tote bag I bought at the Mozart museum. While it promotes the idea of the consumer society which I don’t exactly cultivate, it is so like Mozart, with his love of red robes and all, really.

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2. Reading this book. It’s really promising.  I’m on page 21 yet, and the protagonist of the novel has already made his point about his deep hate of 1) Jews 2) German people 3) French people 4) Italian people 5) clergy in general 6) Jesuits in particular 7) women, totally clear. I’m thrilled to find out whom else he plans to hate on the following 489 pages.

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3. Living in this house.

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4. The absence of fire alarm in my kitchen. Having an extraordinarily sensitive fire alarm in my previous apartment made my life really difficult there. After my epic first meeting with the firemen and the police, who made their visit at my flat while I was peacefully baking some flourless cookies and dancing to Disko Partizani in my pajamas (the perfect example of the half-witted pyromaniac immigrant with a  shitty taste of music, whose existence alone manages to ruin the morals of Holy Motherland of Austria), I ended up eating almost exclusively raw food most of the time.

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5. Kitchen windowsill herbs. I’m not a plant person (my mother has somehow forgotten to pass her gardening genes on to me), so I hope they will survive.

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6. Homemade elderflower cordial with (windowsill) lemongrass, my first experiment with food preserving. It tastes pretty much like plain water. My carreer chances as a celebrity cook aren’t that high, I guess.

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7. More elderflower for a new (hopefully better) try.

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May 25, 2013

Salzburg – Cafe Fürst

by ada

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May 20, 2013

that’s what I love about Sunday

by ada

Sleeping in till 8 o’clock (instead of having to crawl out of bed at 5.30 am, as usual) and having a lazy and comfortable breakfast.

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Meeting a friend in the Altstadt.

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Visiting the craft fair Salzachgalerien.

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Spending some time in silence.

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Coffee with homemade chocolate.

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Letter trains for Milo and Móricka, bought at the craft fair.

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Spending the afternoon with eliminating moving boxes to make this new flat full of furniture and colours I don’t like, a bit more comfortable.

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Doing the laundry (I love to do the laundry).

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Organic, grass-fed pastrami, lamb bone broth and pineapples for dinner.

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Going to bed with a book, knowing that tomorrow I can sleep as long as I want.

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May 12, 2013

Salzburg – Café Tomaselli

by ada

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May 7, 2013

Salzburg – Zum Guten Hirten

by ada

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