Szarlotka (apple tart)

Finally I made one of the most popular Polish desserts of all times! Szarlotka originates from France (called Charlotte) and consists of shortcrust, fruit puree and sometimes custard or meringue. In Poland szarlotka always has an apple cinnamon filling and optionally meringue added on top. I personally think this is one of the greatest desserts…

Pickled veggies

Pickled vegetables are a great dinner side or an appetizer. In the past I have made traditional pickles, and pickled peppers but this time I decided to experiment a little and make a veggie mix. I got the inspiration for this recipe from my mother-in-law who made a similar dish last week. It was so…

Beet chips

Hello! I need to apologize for not posting anything in such a long time. There have been some pretty big changes lately in my life. My husband and I moved and are still in the process of adjusting. What is more, I started a translating/ proofreading job and haven’t had so much time to cook…

Easy broccoli egg salad

This easy broccoli egg salad is lately my favorite go-to lunch recipe. It would be embarrassing to admit how many times in a row I had the same exact thing to eat. It’s perfect for the summer- crunchy, flavorful and colorful.  What is more, this salad other than being healthy, is also surprisingly filling. Another…

Baked kiełbasa with colorful veggies

A great recipe for an easy and delicious one pan dinner. It’s low-carb, colorful and amazingly flavorful. There are a lot of changes lately in my life, my husband switched jobs and we’re moving so I’m all about the kind of meal you can just throw in the oven or make in one pot. This…

Kołaczki

Long time have past since I posted anything new but finally I found some time and I think you’ll like what you see.  I have for you kołaczki (or kolacky) which are Eastern European cookies made with cream cheese dough and stuffed with jam. They are heavenly moist and buttery but also light and flaky…

Lithuanian Saltibarsciai (cold beet soup/ chłodnik)

Saltibarsciai is a summer, pink soup made of cold beets. It is a traditional Lithuanian dish, also known in Poland as chłodnik. The soup is usually served with cucumbers, radishes and dill, sometimes with a hard-boiled egg or baked potatoes.  The most popular version of this soup uses kefir, a fermented milk drink that has…

Walnut Honey Cream Cake

My mom’s fantastic recipe for a walnut honey cream cake (called orzeczowiec in Polish). It is definitely one of the most requested desserts of all times in my my family. The mix of all the flavors and textures in this cake is everything. Two layers of dough, crunchy honey and walnut as well as sweet…

Sunflower wholegrain rye bread

Have you ever made bread by yourself? My today’s recipe is making it so crazy easy and the smell of freshly baked bread and the first bite of crunchy crust it’s something that you can’t compare to anything store-bought. I’ll admit it was my very first time baking bread at home and what a great…

Makowiec (poppy seed roll)

In my old archives back from when I was in Poland over Christmas I found another little treasure- makowiec (also called makownik sometimes) or a poppy seed roll I made together with my mom according to her recipe. It’s made of sweet yeast dough and stuffed with poppy seed mixed with raisins, candied orange peel…