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Hi and welcome to Chezdomia, a creative space where you will discover all palettes of traditional Polish recipes twisted with a Chezdomia touch. I hope you will enjoy :)

November – seasonal fruits & vegetables journal

Seasonal Chezdomia By November 17, 2017 Tags: No Comments

Brussels sprout-Brukselka

(from autumn to early spring)

-November & December are the best months-

Brussel sprouts look like small-cute heads of cabbage and are actually a cross between kale and classic cabbage. Despite its miniature size, it contains quite excellent levels of vitamin C and vitamin K, with more moderate amounts of B vitamins, such as folic acid and vitamin B6. As an added benefit, it is also said to increase fertility! 😉 Unfortunately, most people don’t know about all these nutritional qualities because Brussel sprouts are easily overcooked. When this happens, the vibrant green colour turns grey, it becomes very soft in texture, and it develops a strong flavour and odour that can turn some people off — and often puts it on the blacklist of most children. To avoid this, you can try cooking it the polish way! 🙂 perhaps they will appreciate this deliciously cute veggie!

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October – seasonal fruits & vegetables journal

Seasonal Chezdomia By October 18, 2017 Tags: , 2 Comments

Apple-Jabłko

(Almost all year)

-Autumn types-

Adams’s Pearmain (GB), Akane (JP), Alkmene (DE), Alwa (PL), Antonovka (RU), Arlet (CH), Elstar (NL), Fantazja (PL),  Delikates (PL),  Fiesta (GB), Cox’s Orange Pippin (GB), Lobo (CA), Paulared (USA), Rajka (CZ), Landsberger Renette (DE), Rubin (CZ), Rubinola (CZ), Szampion (CZ)

The apple is probably the most iconic fruit, which can transform in so many ways to adapt to different dishes. Apples dates back to ancient Greek and Roman cultures, who often ate it raw and raved about its juicy pulp, crunchy peel and many healthy qualities.

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Smoked Haddock with summery salad (Wędzony plamiak z letnią sałatką)

Small bites By September 25, 2017 Tags: No Comments

Persons: 1     Cost: $$$$     Level: easy     Time: 10-15 min      Ingredients: smoked fish can be harder to find


Today’s recipe it’s just a perfect healthy way to say goodbye to our summer vacation mindset, catch last beautiful and warm sunrises and begin turning the page to more warm and cosy autumn vibes. During this transition, I love closing my eyes and smelling the changes in the air. These brief moments are so poetic and rare to catch, and make me dream about chill evenings with a warm drink, a light but rich meal and my favourite book or tv show 🙂  

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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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