Thursday, October 15, 2015

Peppers and more peppers

So here I am at a farm in rural Austria, at a community (as in commune) founded in 1984 and built by a handful of idealists seeking to live together in the spirit of St. Francis.
I will be living here for a month, helping in whatever work I am given, and learning a lot.
It is my first time in Austria and I'm really excited.

This is an exceptionally rainy and cold October in Europe, so we can't work outside much.
Instead, the members had what we used to call in the kibbutz a giyus, where everyone who possibly can comes in to work together on a project that needs quick attention.
Today we took care of the many beautiful peppers from the big garden.
In German they are called Paprika

After I washed each pepper, we started chopping them.

Letscho, or in Hungarian, lecsó, will be the end product of this morning's work.
Wiki explains that "Lecsó is a Hungarian thick vegetable ragout or stew which features green and/or red peppers and tomato, onion, lard, salt, and ground sweet and/or hot paprika as a base recipe."
New to me.

A good time was had by all, mostly in German but partly in English.



Suzanne said...

Can't wait to see how the month unfolds Dina!

Gosia k said...

how can I spend my free time in austria? are your friends

Patsy said...

How wonderful you get to do this. Have a happy time and keep us up to
date with all you do.

Cloudia said...

Glad you are enjoying a time of peace and contemplation, Dina



William Kendall said...

Quite a different experience!

Come Away With Me said...

That dish you were making sounds pretty tasty to me. It would be good over rice too. I am excited for you as you begin your month in the Austrian countryside.

VP said...

Welcome in Europe, Dina! I hope you will enjoy your stay... and the peppers!

Hels said...

I too would be drawn to handful of idealists seeking to live together in a commune, but I am not very familiar with the spirit of St Francis.

In the decades after the State of Israel was born, kibbutz was my ideal place to live. Alas it all changed.

Anonymous said...

Lots of fine greenery there - I eat far too little of that.
BTW September and October have in fact been (mostly) marvellous in our part of Europe!

Jael said...

Sounds like a great experience,enjoy:)

Indrani said...

That is wonderful staying together for a good deed! Have a happy stay!