A cook who can’t feed herself at times
I stopped blogging because I stopped eating. It was not a choice. Nor an eating disorder. Sometimes life throws so much at us that we bend under pressure.
Winter in the country. The tale of fire.
Starting a day from making a fire is a great lesson in patience: there is no place for anger, hurry or frustration there. Only acceptance of fire’s fickleness, its wayward nature will bring peace (and desired warmth).
154 Rice with Strawberries and Cream
Before strawberries disappear completely this year, here's a recipe for an old-time classic, a dish that many kids in Poland know all too well - and either love or hate.
153 Dandelion and Lemon Jelly
This year marks my first ever dandelion foraging and jelly making, and I tell you what - as labour-intensive as the process of dandelion preserving is, I'm definitely going to do it next year, too!
On Forest and Wild Edibles.
Once we realise that food doesn't come from the supermarket, we discover that we're capable of enriching our diets in edibles hitherto unknown. And with the knowledge of where the food comes from - comes respect for it.
147 Steamed Yeast Doughnuts with Cocoa Filling (Parniki)
Who doesn't like doughnuts? The problem with them, however, is that they are quite unhealthy, or heavy at least, as most deep-fried foods are. Parniki - the light-as-a-cloud steamed doughnuts that my Mum have been making since as long as I can remember - are my idea for dealing with doughnut craving.
146 Sour Cucumber Soup
How to explain a liking for this rather acquired taste? For the 4-year-old me, zupa ogórkowa was synonymous with a treat: something I know I'll enjoy, and what is also nourishing and healthy. Or so I was told.
143 Quick Soda Bread (Sodzioki)
Did I say I took a few of my babcia's sodzioki, neatly vacuum-packed, to Japan with me once? Yes, I like them that much. Crazy, no?