Polish Christmas Eve

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…