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Kvetinovy trh v Kolumbijske ulici – Columbia road flower market

Kazdou nedeli oziva v londynskem East Endu pres tyden ticha Kolumbijska ulice nespocetnym mnozstvim stanku s kvetinami vsech moznych barev, velikosti a druhu, za slunecneho i destiveho pocasi. Krom kvetinovych stanku jsou tu take male obchudky v domech z viktorianske doby z vetsi casti pres tyden zavrene, ale v nedeli praskajici ve svech pod naporem mistnich a mnoha turistu. Prodavaji vse mozne, od zahradnickeho nacini pres vintage obleceni, po designersky nabytek nebo sperky. Skvelou atmosferu trhu podkresluji poulicni muzikanti a hlavne trhovci vykrikujici klasicke ‘Everything for a fiver’ a ¬†‘What a bargain!’¬†tedy ‘Vse za petku’ a ‘Skvela koupe!’ a dalsi. Vsichni se (alespon mne to tak pripada) pritom skvele bavi.

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During the week quiet Columbia street in London’s East End comes alive every Sunday, rain or shine, with stalls offering endless amount of plants of all possible colors, sizes and types. There are also small shops in pretty Victorian houses, most of them closed during the week, but bursting at the seams with locals and many tourists on Sundays, selling everything from vintage clothes to gardening tools and designer furniture or jewellery. The great atmosphere of the market is accentuated by buskers and most of all by hawkers shouting loudly classical ‘Everything for a fiver!’, ‘What a bargain!’ and more. Everyone seems to be enjoying this.

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Good stuff : Crumpets – anglicke livanecky

(English version lower down)

Tuhle tradicni anglickou pochoutku jsem poprve ochutnala minuly vikend. Tedy – kdysi davno, jeste v dobe meho au-pairstvi jsem u jedne rodinky crumpets mela, ale studene a jen asi dve sousta, ktera me nenadchla…od te doby jsem je v obchode prehlizela. O jakou dobrotu jsem se cela leta pripravovala!! Od minule nedele uz vim, ze crumpets se ji teple, nejlepe opecene v toustovaci. Typicke jsou ozdobene kouskem masla, ale moznosti je mnoho – se syrem (dat pod gril zapect), s vajickem, s lososem, se sunkou..

Crumpets jsou livance z mouky a drozdi (recept napr zde; http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/6039/crumpets ) Zavedli je anglosasove (kmeny zijici na jihu a jihovychode ostrova zhruba od poloviny 5. stoleni do dobyti zeme Normany v r. 1066). Tenkrat to byly tvrde livance pecene na plotne. V dobe viktorianske se pridanim kvasnic zmenili na mekke a ‘houbovite’. Jejich charakteristicka textura a diry vznikly pridanim extra porce prasku do peciva.

A jak chutnaji crumpets vam?

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Crumpets – Katerina Janouskova Photography

I tried this traditional English delicacy for the first time last weekend. Actually, I tasted it cold (about two mouthfuls) years ago when I was an au-pair. It didn’t excite me much and I just kept overlooking them in shops since then. Ah what was I missing out on!!! Now I know that crumpets should be eaten warm and are best toasted nicely. It is typical to put bit of butter on, but there are lots of variations – grilled with cheese on the top, with egg, salmon, ham…

Crumpets are kind of pancake made of flour and yeast (recipe for example here http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/6039/crumpets ). Invented probably by the Aglo-Saxons, they were at first hard pancakes cooked on a griddle. During Victorian times yeast was added and the cake became soft and spongy. Extra baking powder creates their signature texture and holes.

And how do you like crumpets?

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Crumpets – Katerina Janouskova Photography

Good stuff – Cream tea

Hi,
here comes another regular category – Good stuff. As the name suggests, it will be about good things – good things I found in the UK. Sometimes they might not originate in Britain, but I’ve seen/tried/ate/experienced them the first time here.

Starting with:

CREAM TEA

Cream tea

Cream tea

Awesome! I discovered this delicious treat only recently. Well, kind of recently. Thanks to my boyfriend, about 2-3 years ago. I was truly ignorant to this traditional English, or to be more specific – Cornish – afternoon refreshment before that. The Wikipedia says about Cream tea this:

‘A cream tea (also known as a Devonshire tea, Devon cream tea or Cornish cream tea) is tea taken with a combination of scones, clotted cream, and jam.Cream teas are offered for sale in tea rooms throughout the United Kingdom (especially South West England) and the rest of the Commonwealth, or wherever someone wants to give an impression of British influence.’

I must add this: it tastes the best, if enjoyed after a long trek in the countryside, especially if walking in fresh, crisp and windy weather, admiring the beauty of English green hills, lakes or if you are really lucky, the seaside with stunning coastal views! The pleasure you experience then, when tired out, you sit down to hot cup of tea and delicious scones in a nice cosy tea room! The moment, when you slice the scone in half and heap the clotted cream and jam on it…Ah, the combination is just perfect!

Katerina Janouskova Photography - Lake Windemere

Katerina Janouskova Photography – Lake Windemere

Ahoj lidi,

zaciname dalsi rubriku – Good stuff = Dobre veci. Jak jiz nazev napovida, budu zde psat o vsem dobrem, co jsem v Britanii objevila. Obcas mozna nebudou tyhle veci pochazet primo z Anglie, ale poprve jsem je videla/vyzkousela/ochutnala/zazila prave tady.

Zaciname s:

Cream tea – v prekladu Krem caj.

Uzasne! Tuhle dobrotu jsem objevila teprve nedavno. Tedy relativne nedavno. Diky memu priteli asi pred dvema az tremi roky. Do te doby jsem nemela ani zdani o tom, co tohle tradicni anglicke, nebo abych byla presnejsi cornwallske, odpoledni obcerstveni je. Wikipedia rika o Cream tea tohle:

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Cream tea (take znamy jako Devonshire tea, Devon cream tea nebo Cornish cream tea) je caj podavany s kombinaci kolacku ‘scones’, hustym kremem zvanym ‘clotted cream’ a marmeladou. Cream tea se prodava v cajovnach ve Velke Britanii (predevsim v jihozapadni Anglii) a v dalsich castech Britskeho kralovstvi, nebo vsude, kde chce nekdo pusobit dojmem britskeho vlivu.

Ja musim dodat tohle: nejvetsi pozitek prinasi vychutnavan po dlouhe prochazce britskou krajinou. Obzvlaste pokud se prochazite v cerstvem, svezim a vetrnem pocasi, obdivujete krasu anglickych zelenych kopecku, uzasnych jezer anebo, pokud mate stesti, pobrezi se strhujicim vyhledem z utesu.

To blaho, ktere zazijete, kdyz se prijemne unaveni usadite v utulne cajovne, s salkem horkeho napoje a lahodnym kolackem scone. Ta chvile, kdy rozriznete kolacek napric a na kazdou pulku nandate bohatou vrstvu kremu a marmelady… Ah, kombinace proste dokonala.