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Dandelions:  ”Sparks Dropped from the Sun”
Dandelions: ”Sparks Dropped from the Sun”

After a winter that doesn’t seem to let up, it’s good to receive a glimpse of hope!

At the end of the article, we publish a poem by Weöres Sándor, "A tündér" - The Fairy -  which refers to the dandelion. 

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Eva Wajda

Hungarian Sorrel Dishes

The earliest vegetable in the garden is sóska or sorrel.  In the South of the U.S. it is known as sour grass.  To look at, it is similar to spinach, but the taste is much different, but so much better.

I include two recipes, one for sóska soufflé, the other is sóska with sour cream.

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Karolina Tima Szabo

Ceramics Revived as an Art Form
Ceramics Revived as an Art Form

Recently, Pottery Master Ángyán Csilla’s ceramic pieces were on exhibit at the Hegykὅ Csipkeház (Lace Museum in Hegykὅ, Hungary.  See the July-August 2015 issue of www.magyarnews.org).  Some of her pieces are on permanent exhibit.

This made me take a second look at my pottery pieces that I collected over the years, especially a piece I received as a gift from one of my sisters, a piece from Korond, a town of Transylvania. But other older and newer pieces made me want to learn more about the fazekas mesterség (pottery crafts) in Hungary.

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Karolina Tima Szabo

Bemutatkozik egy  fazekas népi iparművész - A Folk Potter Introduces her Craft
Bemutatkozik egy fazekas népi iparművész - A Folk Potter Introduces her Craft

Continuing the traditions of the Rábaköz area, Ángyán Csilla uses inherited forms and patterns in creating pottery for daily use, which she says brings folk art to life.  But she uses techniques from other areas of Hungary as well in creating her coffee and tea sets, bowls, baking dishes, candlesticks, mirror frames or wall clocks.

Her creations may be viewed on her webpage at www.angyancsillafazekas.hu

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Ángyán Csilla

Further Whimsical Horses – További furcsa lovak
Once the ”whimsical horses” got going, we found ourselves in the position of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice: we could not stop them!  If you can stand it, here are some more. See the full story...
OSV and EPF