Polish Ukrainian Borscht

Barszcz Ukraiński This is my mom’s version of Barszcz Ukraiński. Polish Ukrainian Borscht is probably more Polish than Ukrainian, this is just a soup that we call Barszcz Ukraiński. Compared to typical Polish barszcz there is more vegetables and for me, the main difference is that we add white beans to Polish Ukrainian Borscht. Try …

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Bean and Sausage Soup

Zupa z fasoli “Piękny Jaś” Once I came across fresh large bean on the local farmer market, I wanted to cook Bean and Sausage Soup. The bean was called Piękny Jaś, meaning: Handsome Johnny:) This flat, kidney-shaped bean is white, large, delicate and a little bit sweat in taste. It is actually a regional specialty, …

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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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Chicken stock

If you are preparing chicken stock, you can quite easily make some more for future use. I usually buy more fat meat and prepare 3 portion of stock, one to be used at once and two, which I preserve in jars. Then during a week I open the jar, add whatever is needed to my …

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