December 2014

And here we come to the twelfth recipe for this Christmas. A healthy dessert to top the list of this year’s festive dishes. I think this Christmas feast for us, will be a combination of traditional and healthy recipes on … Read more…

Here’s a relatively quick and easy festive recipe. It uses ready-to-roll puff pastry and as long as you’ve got all the ingredients to hand, it doesn’t take much effort or time to prepare, so you can easily make it on … Read more…

…Christmas time, mistletoe and wine… Yes, mistletoe and wine will certainly be present at our home on Christmas day. Although every year, the main question is, what to make for the Christmas meal? As we celebrate the Christmas Eve as … Read more…

When I write about Christmas spent with my family, grandma’s culinary treats in form of these little parcels with apple, poppy seed and dried mushroom fillings come to mind straight away. To be honest, I’ve never seen them anywhere else … Read more…

Generally, I wouldn’t call myself a traditionalist. But on the night of 24th of December, suddenly the world changes. Christmas Eve is for me a night full of traditions, memories and magic. It’s that first start that inaugurates festive dinner, … Read more…

Kutia is a traditional sweet pudding originating in Eastern Poland and Poland’s Eastern neighbours such as Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania. Even though my grandparents came from the Vilnius Region in Lithuania and as a result poppy seed dishes were very … Read more…

There are three main ingredients and tastes around Polish Christmas Eve: sauerkraut, dried mushrooms and poppy seed. Well, yes there is plenty of fish too under many guises, but that’s a topic for another blog. For me, the best thing … Read more…

It’s not the first time we’ve got ‘pierogi’ on the blog and certainly not the last one. For Xmas, yes you guessed, filled with dried mushrooms and sauerkraut. Nothing to add. Delicious. Ingredients Makes about 25 pierogi For the filling … Read more…

What makes Christmas Eve dishes so special is that they appear on the table only once a year. Even though everything turns around a few basic ingredients, every year we wait impatiently to finally savour them. For me, these are … Read more…

Probably totally against all the trends, I don’t really associate Christmas with presents. Perhaps it’s because the best Christmas I remember are the ones from my early childhood; that is Christmas in the 80’s in communist Poland. Although it must … Read more…