Monthly Archives: April 2014

Time to Cook…Easy Horseradish & Beet Relish (Cwikla Latwa)

One of the neat things about living a foreign country is getting to experience the different holidays and the traditions that go with them.  With Easter being not long ago meant cooking the typical Easter dinner.  I always add a … Continue reading

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Time to Visit…Gdansk, Poland

So last Friday afternoon my husband and I headed up to Gdansk which is about 2 hours from our house on the north coast of Poland for a quick overnight get away for the 2 of us. We have been … Continue reading

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Happy Wet Monday (Śmigus-Dyngus)

Today is unique holiday here in Poland.  It is called Śmigus-Dyngus or in easy words, Wet Monday! Traditionally, boys throw water over girls and spank them with pussy willow branches.  In the old days boys would sneak into the girls … Continue reading

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Happy Easter – Wesołych Świąt

I want to wish all of you a very happy and blessed Happy Easter or as they say here in Poland…Wesołych Świąt! Today we had the typical Easter dinner with family and friends.  “E” made a typical Polish vegetable salad … Continue reading

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Time to Cook…Polish Poppy Seed Cake with Stripes (Makowiec w Paski)

Easter here in Poland means eating some form of poppy-seed cake called Makowiec (the typical one is just like a jelly rolled caked filled with poppy-seed filling).  Almost every grocery store and bakery here in town has them for sale … Continue reading

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Our Final Volleyball Match for the Season

The girls and I last night headed to watch our last volleyball game for the 2013/2014 season to cheer our “adopted” kid Rachael Adams & the another American Kim Hill who we have become friends with over this past season play against … Continue reading

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“Artichoke” Polish Ribbon Easter Decorating

As I mentioned yesterday, I love how the Polish people here decorate Easter eggs here! 2 weeks ago a few friends and I got together once again to learn a traditional craft here that is done during Easter and Christmas. … Continue reading

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Polish Easter Eggs

Hi, my name is Kelley and I am addicted to Polish decorated Easter eggs.  I LOVE Polish decorated Easter eggs! Every year that we live here in Poland my Easter egg collection is getting bigger and bigger. How could you … Continue reading

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A Quick Visit to Hungary

It was that time of the month where a bunch of the wives from my husband’s job get together to learn each others home country as I have mentioned before. The other day this month the wives from Hungary hosted … Continue reading

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Time to make….Polish Easter Palms

One the things I am enjoying about living here in Poland the longer I am here, is learning about all of their different customs that go with the different holidays.  The first year in any country that we have lived … Continue reading

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Who’s cooking dinner?

One of “E’s” favorite classes at school is her Wednesday cooking class.  She is turning into a mini-me with her love of cooking and baking. She is 9 year old and she is getting older and more independent but the … Continue reading

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Zumba time

Saturday according to “A” was the best day EVER!!  Why?  We finally were able to do her 7th birthday party.  The poor kid on her actually birthday 2 weeks ago had some sort of Measles that is going around here. … Continue reading

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Taste Club in Poland

One of the perks of living in Poland (or overseas in general) is trying out new food!  From all of our travels while living here in Europe one of the things I remember the most from all different places are … Continue reading

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Spring has Sprung

Spring has sprung here in Poland not just with plants starting to show leaves, my tulips are coming up but according to the calendar it says spring is officially here.  The first day of spring here is a big deal … Continue reading

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Mormon Helping Hands

As if the pierogi get together was not enough excitement this weekend, we had another fun event on Saturday. Szlachetna Paczka is one of the Polish charities here that my family and I are big supporters of.  The other day … Continue reading

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Time to Cook…Pierogi with Potato & Cheese “Russian”

As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post on Sunday night I had a pierogi making get together.   Well like I promised here is the recipe for making my favorite Pierogi. Now that I have put that in writing I … Continue reading

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