August-seasonal fruits & vegetables journal

Seasonal Chezdomia By August 7, 2017 Tags: , , No Comments

Beetroot-Burak

(August-October)

I’m so happy that finally the season for beets has arrived! This veggie is super popular in Poland 😊 and it’s absolutely one of my favourites. I love his hypnotic ruby colour, variety of usage and his fascinating flavour. Beetroots are present in many polish recipes, served as a side to the main dish – usually as veggie salad – or as a soup – the most iconic one, is the beet soup called Broscht/Barszcz czerwony (the recipe http://chezdomia.com/borscht_barszcz_czerwony/)

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Fresh Polish Cucumber Salad (Mizeria)

Salads By June 21, 2017 Tags: , , 2 Comments

Persons: 2     Cost: $$$$     Level: easy     Time: 10-15 min      Ingredients: easy to find


In Poland, this salad needs no introduction. It is likely the country’s most cult dish. Starting from a very young age, every polish kid asks before dinner is served: “is it with mizeria?”. And then for a few second their hearts stop, full of hope that the answer will be YES!!!!!:)  This modest salad has a lot of charm – enough to conquer not only my heart or every Pole’s heart but even heart of the great chef Jamie Oliver, who wrote about this dish 🙂

To make mizeria you need only 10-15min, 3 ingredients and to be hungry 😉 This summery salad pairs easily with many dishes.

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Fresh Tomato Soup (Pomidorowa ze świeżych pomidorów)

Soups By June 17, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

 Persons: 2-4     Cost: $$$$     Level: medium     Time: 40min     Ingredients: easy to find


Summer is definitely here, and there is nothing better than hitting up the open markets – where we are drawn to the colors and the aromas of fresh vegetables and fruits. During this period I start dreaming about Fresh Tomato Soup – Pomidorowa, or the more common polish word “Pomidorówka” – probably the most beloved soup from my childhood. Why is this soup so special? It incorporates relatively cheap ingredients, it’s easy to prepare – so we don’t need to have any special culinary skills – and most importantly: The Tomatoes! Tomatoes bring a gorgeous, summery flavor, creating flavor explosions in our month and our minds…or maybe only mine.

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June – seasonal fruits & vegetables journal

Seasonal Chezdomia By June 15, 2017 Tags: No Comments

Strawberry -Truskawka

(June-middle of July most popular genre)

This tasty and delicious fruit, which is enjoyed by most people, it’s not a work of nature, but man 🙂 Strawberry we know today is a cousin of wild strawberries, with is the crossroads of two variants: the Virginians and the great Chileans. Some stories say that this it’s thanks to French kind, Louis XIV, who loved the taste of wild strawberries, and asked his botany to create a new and bigger type of these fruits – as a result the first strawberry was born 🙂

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Polish Royal Broth (Rosół Królewski)

Soups By June 2, 2017 Tags: No Comments

Persons: 4     Cost: $$$$     Level: medium     Time: 1.5h      Ingredients: easy to find


The Polish Royal Broth (Rosół Królewski) recipe that I’m sharing with you today has quite a special place in my heart. First off, it has been passed down to me from my mother. Secondly, this dish always reminds me of sitting in my mum’s kitchen, enjoying all the amazing aromas, tasting the ingredients and of course (the best) watching my mum cook. Let’s be honest, the best parties always happen in the kitchen 😉

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Buckwheat with smoked bacon (Kasza gryczana z wędzonym boczkiem)

Dishes, Small bites By March 6, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Persons: 2     Cost: $$$$     Level: easy     Time: 25-35min      Ingredients: can be harder to find kefir


The dish I prepared for you today is perfect, especially on late summer or autumn afternoons, when the day wanes and the air gets cooler. During this period, we all dream about something generous and rich – but nothing too heavy as winter is not yet here.

Let’s start with a bit of history 🙂

Kasha is one of the oldest and primal Slavic foods – and no, it’s not potatoes as one might think. This product gained its popularity thanks to the simplicity of its preparation and storage. Over the years, Slavs have cultivated the recipe, using many different types of grain, yielding various flavors and textures. The most popular variation is Millet, as it marries easily with sweet and salty dishes, making it very universal.

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