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Oct 10, 2010

Beauty shop

I found this pretty beauty shop in the 13th district of Budapest. For me it's relaxing to stand in front of the window of this kind of shop and looking at all the small bits and pieces.

Oct 9, 2010

Vintage shopwindow

Old vintage shop's window selling leather stuff like leashes, bags.

Oct 8, 2010

Floral park

Flowers again but now in a park. Aren't they lovely?

Oct 7, 2010

Romantic dinner

One evening I came home and this was waiting for me... romantic, healthy, nourishing dinner - avocado, fresh salad, bulgur, roasted vegetables - with a glass of  red wine. I'm so lucky to have a wonderful boyfriend! :)

Oct 6, 2010

Red Vespa

I love Vespa motorbikes especially after seeing Jude Law riding on Vespa in the movie, Alfie. This red one just caught my eyes right in the street. Love the red colour on this photo.

The trailer of the movie...

Oct 5, 2010

Herbs on shelves

I like going to Vapiano because they have wonderful green fresh herbs - basil, rosemary, mint - everywhere in the restaurant. You can help yourself and season your dish with them.

Oct 4, 2010

Pretty flowers

Gorgeous pink and yellow flowers I found in front of a flower shop. Needless to say... they made my day.

Oct 3, 2010


This is a photo of the Hungarian Parliament on the bank of Danube. Országház (Hungarian Parliament Building) is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, one of Europe's oldest legislative buildings, a notable landmark of Hungary and a popular tourist destination of Budapest. It lies in Lajos Kossuth Square, on the bank of the Danube, in Budapest. It is currently the largest building in Hungary and the largest Parliament in Europe.

Budapest was united from three cities in 1873 and seven years later the National Assembly resolved to establish a new, representative Parliament Building, expressing the sovereignty of the nation. A competition was published, which was won by Imre Steindl, but the plans of the other two competitors were also realized, facing the Parliament: one serves today as the Ethnographical Museum, the other as the Ministry of Agriculture.

Construction from the winning plan was started in 1885 and the building was inaugurated on the 1000th anniversary of the country in 1896, and completed in 1904. (The architect of the building went blind before its completion.) There were about one thousand people working on its construction in which 40 million bricks, half a million precious stones and 40 kilograms (88 lb) of gold were used.

Oct 2, 2010

Pumpkin "balls" with mashed turnips & potatoes

During autumn and winter pumpkins and squashes are my favourite vegetables. Love it so much and very healthy. It contains vitamin A (beta-carotene), vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, zinc. Pumpkins are very versatile in their uses for cooking. From these ingredients I made a divine dish: fried pumpkin "balls" with mashed turnips & potatoes. Yum!

Oct 1, 2010

Chain Bridge & Saint Stephen's Basilica

This photo was taken from Budai Vár (Buda Castle). You can see the floodlit Lánchíd (Chain Bridge) and the Szent István Bazilika (Saint Stephen's Basilica). 

The Chain Bridge is a suspension bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of Budapest. It was the first permanent bridge across the Danube in Budapest, and was opened in 1849.

Saint Stephen's Basilica is a Roman Catholic basilica in Budapest. It is named in honour of Stephen, the first King of Hungary (c 975–1038), whose mummified fist is housed in the reliquary.

Sep 30, 2010

Spagetthi pomodoro with fried aubergine "balls"

Love aubergines! I made a very delicious pasta dish from these ingredients. You can read the recipe on my food blog here. Yum!

Sep 29, 2010

Autumn is definitely here

Love pumpkins... eating them, making soup, pasta, cupcake from it and of course decoritang the flat with pumpkins always make me smile.

Sep 28, 2010

Kata flower shop

This is the window of my favourite flower shop in Budapest. The owner, called Kata, is so talented designing her shop considering the season or holiday.

Address of the shop: 1034 Budapest (3rd district), Bécsi road 86.
Open: everyday except Mondays.

Sep 27, 2010

Heroes Square

Hősök tere, meaning Heroes Square in Hungarian, is one of the major square of Budapest, Hungary, rich with historic and political connotations. It lies at the end of Andrássy Avenue (with which it comprises part of an extensive World Heritage site), next to City Park. 

The central site of the hero's square, as well as a landmark of Budapest, is the Millennium Memorial (also known as Millennium Monument or Millenary Monument) with statues of the leaders of the seven tribes that founded Hungary in the 9th century and other outstanding figures of Hungarian history (see below). The construction of the memorial was started when the one thousandth anniversary was celebrated (in 1896), but it was finished only in 1900 and the square got its name then.

Sep 26, 2010

Bicycle, bicycle...

I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike, I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride it where I like.

Sep 25, 2010

Old building

Small details of a nice old building in the Buda side of Budapest. This photo reminds me that it's worth looking up to the buildings while walking in the streets of Budapest or wherever you are.

Sep 24, 2010


So far this is my favourite photo taken with my iPhone. Their colours remind me of autumn. I just can't take my eyes off these pumpkins. I fell in love with them!

Sep 23, 2010

Fresh herbs

Another market still life picture... :) Love cooking with fresh herbs, giving nice flavour, aroma to the meal. My favourites are: rosemary, thyme, basil and parsley. What are your favourites?

Sep 22, 2010

Market still life 2.

As I told you earlier, I love walking around markets, talking to farmers about their produce, admiring the colours and smelling the freshness of vegetables, fruits and spices. So don't be surprised if you see many photos on this blog taken at markets.

Sep 21, 2010

Indian summer lunch

Thanks to the lovely sunny weather I had a snack lunch outside at Sarki Fűszeres last week. I love the way the sun shines through my tea.

Sep 20, 2010

Cooking class

Getting ready for the cooking class at Makifood Cookery School.
The menu was Tex-Mex! We cooked the next meals:
* Vegan southwestern creamed corn soup with cilantro and tortilla chips
* Corn and cheese tamale
* Vegan fajita with whole wheat totillas
* Tofu sour cream
* Avocado and fresh fig salsa
* Rice and beans
* Mexican chocolate ice cream
Everything was so divine!!! Yum!

Address of the cooking school: 1137 Budapest (13th district), Radnóti Miklós u. 26.
Facebook: makifood.
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Sep 19, 2010

Candles in the window

A friend of mine had a dinner party and she has these colourful glass candle holders. They give lovely light by night. Do you like candles?

Sep 18, 2010


Just a bench I like very much. Isn't it cute?

Sep 17, 2010

Recipe Journal

I wanted to have a Moleskin Recipe Journal so badly. I was lucky to find one in one of the bookstores in Budapest (in most of the places it was out of stock, even at Moleskin!). Most of the time I wrote recipes on a small piece of paper or on the back of a receipt. Now I can collect all of them in one place.

Sep 16, 2010

Western Railway Station in Budapest

This is the Nyugati Palyaudvar, Western Railway Station in Budapest. It is the most important and perhaps most beautiful example of cast-iron architecture in the Hungarian capital. The first trains in Hungary departed from the site of the West Railway Station as early as 1846. It is a terminus comprising two brick side-buildings with brick curtain walls and a glass-roofed hall above the railway tracks at the centre. The platform hall is supported by filigree cast-iron supports, like the ones developed for the Crystal Palace in London. The designs for what at the time was a highly modern construction were produced by the Eiffel firm in Paris. It is well worth taking a look into the interior of the platform hall: everything appears to be as in the old days.

I took this photo of the building on a sunny September afternoon.

Sep 15, 2010


This a traditional Hungarian dish, called szilvasgomboc. These are potato dumplings stuffed with plums & cinnamon sugar and rolled in breadcrumbs. So delicious! My mum is very good at making it! :)

Recipe can be found in English on my food blog here.

Sep 14, 2010

Colours in IKEA

I love the colours on this photo. IKEA has very colourful packaging.

Sep 13, 2010

Healthy dinner

We had this plate of healthy vegetables - avocado, olives, tomatoes, green pepper, sundried tomatoes, sprouts, spring onion -, goat cheese and whole wheat spelt bread for dinner last night. Damn, it was divine!

Sep 12, 2010


A friend of my baked this matcha & chocolate biscotti. They were so yummy!!!

Sep 11, 2010

Plants in the window

I love the colours of the plants and the light coming through the window. Perfect shots to present the beauty of life...

Sep 10, 2010

Afternoon cappuccino & croissant

Best thing in the afternoon (after work) to drink a creamy cappuccino and to eat a crispy croissant at Sarki Fűszeres, one of my favourite places in Budapest.

Sep 9, 2010


The blue sky with white clouds and this street lamp caught my eyes. Another beauty moments in life. I say thank you to experience it.

Sep 8, 2010


VW Beetle parking in our street. I love Beetles! They have characters, I think. Like the colour of this one. What is your favourite car?

Sep 7, 2010

Market still life

Love this old scale and the vegetables. So rustic and kind of vintage. Did I tell you that I love going to markets, looking around, talking to farmers? They are so lovely people.

Sep 6, 2010


Organic honey at the biggest organic farmers market in Budapest. The market is open on Saturday mornings between 6:30 am and 1:00 pm. 

Address of the market: 1124 Budapest (11th district), Jagelló road 1-3. It's worth to visit.

Sep 5, 2010

Delicious dinner

This dinner was cooked by my boyfriend. He is very good at cooking pasta with tomato sauce. He seasons it with onion, garlic, fresh basil, salt, pepper and parmesan. A glass of red wine and the dinner is divine. I think I'm very lucky to have him. :)

Sep 4, 2010

Afternoon snack

This was a delicious comforting afternoon snack: crisp baguette, olives, cheese and figs. I think we eat first with our eyes then with our mouth. If I see this photo I want to be at home, drink a nice glass of wine and eat this snack right away.

Sep 3, 2010

The beauty of colourful flowers

These beautiful flowers caught my eyes right in the street. I knew I had to take a photo of them.

Sep 2, 2010


 Love the colours of the olive oil and the basil. It was taken in a restaurant, called Vapiano.

Here is the pizza counter. You can find out that my lunch was a mouthwatering pizza: tomato sauce, mozzarella, aragula and parmesan.

Sep 1, 2010

Sunset from a window

This is my first photo on this blog. It was taken from our window in Budapest.

I decided to take a photo everyday just to show you that the beauty of life is all around us. Walking in the streets, looking out from a window, shopping in a market, reading a good book, drinking a nice cup of cappuccino... and there it is, you can't take your eyes off of it / her / him. Small joyful moments of our life.

So, dear readers, enjoy my journey with me through my eyes!