Foraging Pine Needles

Foraging Pine Needles

Foraging Pine Needles Pine trees belong to a group of wild edible conifers, which also includes spruce and fir trees. What do fresh pine needles taste like?  Pine needles have a stronger, more woodsy flavor profile than spruce and fir which tastes more citrusy. Try...
Reduce, Re-use, Recycle

Reduce, Re-use, Recycle

Within our planning each year we try and look at ways to reduce and re-use waste.  We already have a few recycling projects lined up and have collected wine and plastic bottles used last year for our 2022 projects.  We are still researching so happy to receive any...
My first foraged walnut

My first foraged walnut

We have a walnut tree on site but there was no yield this year.  Hungary usually produces approximately 6,000 tons of walnut every year, and most of it is sold abroad, the biggest buyers being France, Germany and Great Britain.  We found this walnut tree whilst out...
Butterflies of Hungary

Butterflies of Hungary

Both Mark and I have been in awe of the nature to see on site, every day brought a new sighting, but the landing butterflies were one of my favourite moments. The way they sat quietly on our arms showing their iridescent colours was just perfect.  In the main I think...
‘SPRINKLING’ On easter monday

‘SPRINKLING’ On easter monday

Sprinkling  (locsolkodás) The Easter tradition of sprinkling women (locsolkodás) on Easter Monday with water or perfume actually dates back to the pagan times and fertility rites.  It may also be associated with baptism.   The basis of the hungarian custom is that...