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…

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…

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…

Krupnik

Krupnik is one of the oldest Polish soups. To be honest for some reason we didn’t have it for dinner too much growing up but both my grandmas made it a lot. It’s seriously delicious and I think it’s pretty special that my ancestors made before me for so many years. It is based on…

Chicken broth

Chicken broth is seriously one of the best things ever. It’s so warming, satisfying and a wonderful comfort food, especially when served with egg noodles. The homemade stuff has an amazing rich flavor that you can’t even compare to the store-bought broth. Chicken broth, called rosół in Polish, is considered one of the most traditional…

Broccoli soup with rye bread

Broccoli soup is such a classic and the chances are you probably have a go to recipe. The one I’m offering today is very creamy and delicious and slightly different and healthier than your standard cream of broccoli because thickened with rye bread instead of for example flour. It adds a very unexpected flavor which…

Cream of butternut squash

Happy first day of fall! Can you believe that? It feels like summer just started. Oh well, at least I have a great excuse to stuff my face with pumpkin and apple pies because, you know, it’s seasonal stuff, plus it’s cold out and a salad is just not gonna cut it. As much as…

Spring vegetable soup

Filling yet light soup with green beans, cauliflower, carrots and celery. It contains tiny noodle-like dumplings called kluski. That vegetable soup holds a special place in my heart. My dad would sometimes make it for us for dinner on Saturdays. My mom is a mathematics teacher and on Saturday morning she usually prepares herself for classes…

Cream of pea and broccoli

On a hot summer day there is no dinner I enjoy more than a light green soup. That receipe has only advantages- it takes only 20 minutes to make, it’s delicious and super healthy and light. Growing up, my second uncle had a broccoli farm. I remember getting boxes of broccoli from them and developing…