Category: from poland with love

Stories, recipes and photos from Poland.

142 Sweet Cottage Cheese Dumplings (Pierogi Leniwe)

It takes less than an hour to whip up these little cushion-like dumplings. Served with a bit of melted butter, some sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon, they are a foolproof mood lifter. At least for me.

141 Silesian Potato Dumplings (Kluski Śląskie)

Kluski śląskie are one of the foods that you either love or hate, but in this case, it's down not to the flavour, but texture. A bit gummy, a bit chewy, I have always thought of them as pretty fun: they are quite bouncy for a dumpling!

In Poland, autumn is for mushrooms.

If you find yourself at the table with a family of mushroom pickers in Poland, with a bowl of wild mushroom pierogi in front of you, don’t freak out if you hear the “hope we’re not eating for the last time in our lives” joke. Mushroom picking is a national hobby here, after all!

138 Pierogi with Wild Bilberries

Not a fan of sweet lunches? These pierogi with wild bilberries might be able to change it!

Obwarzanek in the Arctic.

Who would have thought that this humble bake from Krakow will have such an international career? A story about food at Polish Polar Station Hornsund.

Potato stamps to the rescue.

Potato stamping was by far my favourite activity in preschool, I always loved the ingenuity of the idea - how something pretty can be brought to existence from almost nothing.

133 Polish Poppy Seed Cake

Introducing strucla makowa, probably the most beloved (if not always realised) cake in Poland, which - if made well - will steal your heart immediately. 

A study in frost.

When you wake up and the world is too beautiful to stay in bed, go for a walk!

131 Tomato and Pasta Soup

Chunky, fresh, and very satisfying. This tomato soup with pasta is as comforting as summer gets.