Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Best European Cookery Books for Christmas

The Best European Cookery Books for Christmas   A cookery book may be a popular Christmas gift but there’s every reason to treat keen cooks this year with culinary gems hitting the book aisles at the moment. Among the hit … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

I wanted to wish all my American friends and family….. Even though we are in Poland and today is like any other day, kids going to school, husband going to work and me hitting the gym, we are still have … Continue reading

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BINGO Time

One of the fun things I miss about the US is the game BINGO!   Growing up in North Dakota bingo was a game that was played quite often for fundraisers with church groups, youth groups or other charity groups. … Continue reading

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Tacky holiday sweaters

Yes, even in Poland they have tacky holiday sweaters! I was shopping the other day at a local store and my girls come running up to me and pull me over to this……. The worse part?  The elf one even … Continue reading

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Who doesn’t like Polish pottery?

So this weekend, I sneaked away from the kids and went with a few friends to the Polish pottery mecca, Boleslawiec, Poland! Yes, I L-O-V-E Polish pottery.  Since my first trip there 5 years ago, I have been hooked.  No, my … Continue reading

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SZLACHETNA PACZKA (Noble Box)

It is that time of year again when I really start getting into the holiday spirit and what can I do help others spread holiday cheer to others.   Last year one of my blogs readers, Andrzej introduced me to … Continue reading

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St. Martin’s Day in Poland

Last week here in Poland there was a special holiday called St. Martin’s Day, which also was the same day as Poland’s Independence Day. St. Martin’s Day is celebrated on Nov. 11 throughout Europe. It celebrates the end of the growing … Continue reading

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Who likes Italian cooking?

Yesterday was yet another cooking class, who likes Italian cooking? I participated in yet another cooking class with a few of my friends.  My friend Patryk who has done other cooking classes for us taught us more wonder Italian dishes. … Continue reading

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Happy Name Day “E”

Well the other day was big day here in Poland, “E’s” Name Day. Once again another perk of taking my kids out of the International school here and immersing them in a more traditional Polish school is that they are … Continue reading

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Gingerbread time

You are not going to believe what I found grocery shopping today? Yep, that is gingerbread cookie dough time! Does life get any better than this? Yes, if I was not on my diet so I could just eat the … Continue reading

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Who’s hungry for some PapaGrande

Well I mentioned all the weight I have gained while living here and one of the reason’s why was because of the GOOD restaurants here.  One of the restaurants is called PapaGrande. Patryk has come a friend of mine over … Continue reading

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Yes, I am overweight

Yes, I am saying it publicly…..Yes, I am overweight! I have never been in denial that I am overweight but a week and half ago I had to go shopping to get some new jeans and well I do not … Continue reading

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Time to visit…. Chor Alexandrov (Red Army Choir)

Yes, yesterday was  busy for me.  Not only did a celebrate Poland’s Independence Day with my kids; I also went out to a concert with some friends of mine.  We went to see Chor Alexandrov. They are an old Russian choir, … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day Poland

Happy Independence Day Poland! National Independence Day is the most important Polish national holiday. On November 11, 1918, after 123 years of captivity, Poland regained its independence. The date of 11 November was announced a national holiday in 1937. Since … Continue reading

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To go out with a bang…

I realized yesterday, I never push the “Publish” button on this post!  So it is a few weeks late but hey better late than never, right? Well for the final day of the summer break we headed south about 30 … Continue reading

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Well that was fun

Several friends and I have formed a cooking club, since a good share of them are from other countries we all want to know how and what each of us cook in home countries.  Well, a Groupon coupon that I … Continue reading

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Reading week comes to Poland

One thing that is a highlight for any school in the US or even the international schools that my kids went to in the Netherlands or Panama is “Reading Week.”  So when talking with the staff of the girls new … Continue reading

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Halloween party time

So last week was a crazy week for several reasons which I will be blogging about this week but one of the reasons was for Halloween!  No, Halloween is not celebrated like we do in the US but I saw … Continue reading

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All Saint’s Day (Wszystkich Świętych)

Yesterday’s blog post I mentioned how beautiful Poland turns on this one day a year, All Saint’s Day in Poland.   Well here a just a few OK, a lot of pictures I took yesterday from 1 of the cemeteries I … Continue reading

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One of the many perks

Days like to today are one of the BIG highlights of living here in Poland, All Saints Day! One of the many perks of living in a different country is learning about their traditions and customs.   From living here … Continue reading

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