Sauerkraut and Mushrooms Buns

Paszteciki z Kapustą i Grzybami My Mum used to bake this kind of small Sauerkraut and Mushrooms Buns to accompany beets borscht on Christmas Eve. Unfortunately when I asked her, she did not remember the recipe, what is more interesting, she even didn’t remember that she has been actually baking them:) Eventually I decided to …

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Zamojskie Buckwheat Pierogi

Pierogi are Polish favorite dish. They can have a whole range of fillings: sauerkraut, meat, farmers cheese, fruits. For Christmas Eve meatless pierogi should be on your menu:) They can be served with Beets Borscht. I had Zamojskie Buckwheat Pierogi for the first time when I was in college. I went with other students for …

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Onion Water from Kurpie

Last weekend we went to Mazuria district to visit my parents. It was the second year we celebrated our family’s Baked Potato Day:) After dark we lighted a campfire and we baked sausages and potatoes. My sister-in-law, Marzena told us about an onion water from Kurpie, she tried few years ago visiting her friends. It …

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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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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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