Csalamádé, a Hungarian sweet and sour summer pickle

Csalamádé, a Hungarian summer pickle of mixed grated vegetables

I have talked about preserves last time, summer being the perfect season to put aside all kinds of seasonal fruits and veggies. Apart from cherries in syrup, that I made with the leftover of our recent harvest, and kovászos uborka, which I intend to prepare with my freshly bought pickling cucumbers, there is one preserve I never miss the occasion to make when this time comes. And it actually turned out so well this time that I’m afraid the jars won’t last till winter at all.

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Ribizliszörp, Hungarian red currant cordial

As the atmosphere kept warming up the past weeks , I’ve been in constant search of efficient refreshments. When it comes to drinks, I’m inclined to believe that water is the ultimate thirst-quenching one, so I hardly drink any actual soft. Yet, there is a special soft drink I’ve been craving last summers, resurfaced from childhood memories.

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