Blok czekoladowy – Polish Chocolate Bar

Home made Chocolate Bar was a way for a treat in hard times of PRL. Anyway it is really tasty and worth trying, I assure you that not only kids will like it:) You don’t bake it, it’s easy and quick to prepare.

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Elderberry’s flowers & pineapple fermented lemonade

June is a month of black elderberry flowering, so great time to go to the countryside and collect some. You can use it for elderberry flowers’ syrup, tincture or lemonade.

This elderberry’s flowers fermented drink can be a start to your own experiments with fermented lemonade.

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Lithuanian Cold Borsch – Chłodnik litewski

During hot summer you may like cold cooling soup made of beets and beet’s leaves, buttermilk and spring greens: dill, spring onions and cucumber.

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Polish shortly pickled cucumbers – Ogórki małosolne

This is a classic of polish seasonal cuisine:) Fresh and healthy shortly pickled cucumbers are easy to prepare, once you try them – you love them.

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Polish ‘Greek fish’ – Ryba po grecku

Nobody knows why fried fish with steam veggies is in Poland called Greek fish:) It is just a common name, used from decades by our grandmothers and mothers.

Greeks, please do not get offended:)

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Polish Potato pie – Babka Ziemniaczana

Potato pie is official regional dish of Podlasie: Norther- Easter part of Poland. It is filling and delicious, if you want less calories- avoid bacon:)

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Zapiekanka – Roasted baguette

One of the first street foods and fast foods in Poland, with origins in communistic 80ties. Originally with onion, champignons, cheese and ketchup. My version is with salami, onions and 3 types of cheese.

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White radish salad – surówka z białej rzodkwi

Surówka is in polish cuisine very important part of the dinner- you eat potatoes, meat and – Surówka.

It is a salad prepared from raw vegetables, grated or cut, served with various sauces – sour cream, mayonnaise or oil.

Try also Mizeria, which is very popular in Poland: http://cookinpolish.com/polish-cucumber-salad-mizeria/

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Chicken in aspic

In 80-ties in Poland it was very common to celebrate a name day. One checked the calendar and if your name was in it, he could come to you without invitation with potted flower and best wishes. You needed to be prepared for the day: polish vegetable salad, bigos and aspic were common dishes to put on the table.

For polish vegetable salad check: http://cookinpolish.com/polish-vegetable-salad/.

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