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.
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.
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.
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!
140 Pischinger, a delight from Galicia
This humble chocolate-layered wafer cake is a staple in many Galician households, loved for both: its flavour and simplicity.