Thursday, May 26, 2011

Budapest! Imádlak!

It is so nice to be back in Budapest. I love this place, especially when the weather is great. It has been so warm. 28 degrees some days! I have been trying to wake up early which is pretty easy when you get up and the sky is a beautiful blue and the sun is shining.

There have been a few thunderstorms too. Is it bad that I am happy when it rains because it makes me not feel guilty about staying in and sewing? I feel like I should be outside, doing things, but really I would prefer to be making pretty dresses.

I have been going for picnics though, enjoying the parks. It is so nice to sit on grass in the sunshine! Enjoying the little things.

This isn't my bike. Unfortunately. Wouldn't it be nice to have a bike to match every dress!

I do have a blue bike to go with blue dresses though. I will post more about this dress another day. It has pleats at the hem which makes it really easy to bike in.


I am trying to improve my bread making skills. Making lots of beer bread. I want to learn how to make jam to go with it. Any jam makers out there? Any good tips or recipes?


  1. As a Hungarian it's good to read that to be in Budapest is nice. :-)

    When I was a student I enjoyed sewing at home all summer. Outside was hot, birds were singing and I was sitting at my sewing machine in the cool room. So, don't be ashamed of this.

    Nowadays, it would be worth to make strawberry jam. I put 1 kg of strawberries into a pot and 60 dkg of sugar. It's good to put into 1 teaspoon of ascorbin acid if you have but it's not compulsory (maybe some lemon juice). Leave an hour and finally boiled them about 40-50 minutes. Stir them sometimes. That's it.

  2. Jam is that easy??! Thanks for the recipe! Do you have to add any water or anything? How much jam does that make? I need to find some glass jars now.

  3. Jam is usually easy to make. You don't need to add anything because the fruit has a lot of juice. You'll see. It's worth to cut the strawberry that it can be fast.
    Finally, the jam will be watery a bit but if you don't cover it'll be thick.
    If you put the jam into jars, take them under pillows or blankets for a day.

    If you find it to thin buy this:

    I don't like that because it's too plastic for me.

    This amount will be about 1,5 litre, I think.

  4. Dear Jodi, I love your blog, and thanks for your like on my page Textilcsoda :)) I am Hungarian, but live in England. And I miss the blue sky in the morning...
    I am your regular reader now :))
    xx Nikoletta

  5. Ruth from IstanbulMay 27, 2011 at 7:24 PM

    Glad to see the dress is still wearable and looks even better in close-up! I was a bit worried about you catching the stinking cold I had, but I see you are still well, thank goodness. How are your moving plans coming along?


Leave me a comment. Comments make me happy!