String Beans with Breadcrumbs

In July in Poland string beans are getting cheaper and cheaper, so I’m having them every second day. I eat it steamed, keeping it low caloric or.. fry and add garlic and breadcrumbs:) Believe me, once you try it, you will love String Beans with Breadcrumbs. Or not, hmm, maybe it’s just me:) Try more …

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Homemade Polish Paprykarz

Few days ago I prepared Homemade Polish Paprykarz. In Poland during PRL you could buy Paprykarz Szczeciński, which was low quality fish spread with rice. You could take it with you for camping or holidays abroad:) Bulgaria was popular destination in 1980ties, because of the fact that Poland and Bulgaria were under the same communistic …

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Lithuanian Cold Borsch

Chłodnik Litewski Lithuanian Cold Borsch is my soup number one in Summer. When there is hot outside, you will love cold cooling soup made of beets and beet’s leaves, buttermilk and Spring greens: dill, spring onions and cucumber. If you like Cold Borsch, check my favorite Summer dish: Polish Plum Potato Dumplings – Knedle ze …

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Polish Greek Fish

Ryba po grecku Nobody knows why fried fish with steam veggies is in Poland called Polish Greek Fish:) It is just a common name, used from decades by our grandmothers and mothers. Greeks, please do not get offended:) Almost all Poles love it, when we eat Greek fish, we think warmly about Greece and Greeks:) …

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Pokrzywianka – Stinging Nettle Soup

Early spring is a great time for using stinging nettle in the kitchen. Pokrzywianka – Stinging Nettle Soup is healthy and easy to prepare. Remember to get only top parts of the youngest nettles, away from the motorways. For the soup I also use other herbs I find. This time it was young sorrel and …

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Polish Spring Cottage Cheese

First vegetables available in spring- radishes and spring onions are the basis of my favorite Polish spring cottage cheese. I use both radishes and radish sprouts. Sprouts are rich in minerals and can be easily grown at home. In Poland we use dry write cheese – farmers cheese – Twaróg. It is easy available in …

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Peas and Cabbage Stew

Groch z kapustą Phrase “peas and cabbage” in Polish common language is defined as mixing two things which do not match. Peas and cabbage stew is not a mess, try:) Historically in Poland cabbage is one of the most popular vegetables. It is cheap, so it’s available for poor people. Is easy to store during …

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Uszka for Borscht

Small Dumplings with Sauerkraut and Wild Mushrooms Uszka for Borscht are perfect for Christmas Eve to be served with beets borscht. If you want to cook borscht with dumplings you need to plan it in advance, check it here: http://cookinpolish.com/beetroot-borscht/.

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Kvas/ Leaven for Borscht

Zakwas na Barszcz If you plan to cook natural, healthy and delicious Polish beets Borscht, for example for Polish traditional Christmas Eve, you need to prepare beets kvas/ leaven for borscht few days before. Kvas is actually a water from fermented beets. From this amounts of ingredients you will get about 2 portions od kvas …

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