Delicate biscuits

Me and my parents made these biscuits together when I was in Poland. We used a super old machine (at least 50 years old) to form them which I thought would be so cool to show you. Also, they have a sentimental value for my dad who had them as a kid and I figured…

Jagodzianki (blueberry scones)

Finally, it’s time for a jagodzianki recipe! You might have seen a picture I uploaded a while ago about them. Jagodzianka augustowska is a traditional blueberry bun from my hometown (Augustów). It was recently included in a European Union’s list of traditional and regional products Forests there are so magically gorgeous and blueberries that grow here…

Pears in syrup

Hello for the first time in 2017! I wanted to wish you a wonderful year, filled with joy, love, laughter and, of course, delicious Eastern European food. My Christmas and New Years Eve was very special this year because I spend it in Poland with my family and friends. It was so magical and precious…

Pierogi z kapustą i grzybami (with sauerkraut and mushrooms)

Pierogi with sauerkraut and mushrooms are one of the most popular Eastern European dishes served during festive Christmas Eve dinner. They are sour and filling and you can’t mistake them for anythin else. The recipe for this pierogi dough was developed by the best cook I know- my grandma. It’s elastic and soft. And if…

Mushroom soup

Christmas Eve dinner is traditionally meatless in Eastern Europe. That’s why mushrooms and fish are main stars of that day. My parents said this year was great for mushrooms so they picked some beautiful borowiki and prawdziki and dried them. I seriously wish you could smell them right now throught he screen. Mushroom soup is…

Polish Christmas Traditions

If you follow my blog regularly, you might have noticed already that this year I am spending Christmas in Poland which makes me incredibly happy. Aside from missing my family and being able to simply be with them, Christmas is just different here. I think the reason might be the amount of traditions we follow….

Ginger cinnamon cookies

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. No question about it. I’m waiting for baking and preparing Christmas food more than anything. Gingerbread cookies and cinnamon ginger cookies are awesome because of their great christmasy flavor and the fact that they are ready in no time. And let’s not lie to each other, if…

Lviv salad

Lviv salad (or sałatka lwowska in Polish) is a delicious salad with somewhat surprising ingredients. I was watching tv at my parents’ house and saw a show called ‘Kuchenne rewolucje’ (‘kitchen revolutions’) in which a famous food critic and chef Magda Gessler told owners of one Ukrainian restaurant to inculde this salad in their menu….

Smoked mackerel salad

I often mention my childhood flavors. I grew up by the lake where we had most amazing fresh fish and among them my all time favorite- smoked mackerel. I swear it doesn’t taste like that anywhere else, I looked everywhere . My mom used to make me and my sister this simple paste very often…

Zupa szczawiowa (sorrel soup)

Hello there! It is my first blog post from Poland. I’m spending the whole month here before Christmas and it is the best time of the year to prepare delicious stuff with my mom and my grandma and add some great recipes to my website. After a quick visit in Warsaw where I landed and…