Sunday, August 2, 2009

At the Tanya - Hungary 2

One of our favorite places to be in Hungary is the Tanya in Szatymaz ("Sat-ymaz") - near Szeged (the city where Lali's parents and sisters live.) A Tanya is a small Hungarian farm/homestead, which Lali's family has always called this little weekend home in a tongue in cheek way. Many Hungarians have a small house with land in the country, in addition to an apartment they may rent in the town where they work. They can relax on the weekends and get away from it all, and grow veggies and fruit for the table. The Tanya is also close to the train and bus stop, so you don't even really need a car to get to/from the city. The beautiful plants are all a testament to the hard work of Lali's parents! We gorged on red and black currants, raspberries, blackberries, peaches, nectarines, sour and sweet cherries, fresh tomatoes and peppers, broccoli, zucchini, carrots...I can go on - I love this place so much.

Boys climbing an apple tree.
Sour cherries.

The most beautiful, iridescent bees I've ever seen!

Red currants.

Poppy seed, or Mak. Hungarians have a lot of sweets made from and with these - full of Calcium!

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