Saturday, January 26, 2013

One of my friends sent me this picture of Thomas Kinkade painting.... It's rumored to carry a miracle!

I'm not very spiritual but I love all his art works, and I would like to share this with you.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Carnival In Hungary

In Hungary, Carnival is known as Farsang. Hungarians celebrate this pre-Lenten festival with food, like pork and sauerkraut, and doughnuts, as well as with parties and costumes.

Farsang in Budapest is marked by the hosting of many formal balls, some which can be costly to attend. In addition, concerts and performances will also be held during Farsang, from January 6 to Ash Wednesday. Be sure to look for the tasty Carnival doughnuts called fank or farsangi fank that are essential during this time.

Szallagos Fánk (Ribboned Doughnuts)

The fánk is one of the most liked yeast cakes of the Hungarians, specially among the young. It is very traditional to make them just before Lent, during the time of the dances and festivals. For the complete recipe please look up my Hungarian Recipe site (link posted on the left).