Category Archives: Food

Is that a Goose?

It is the time of year here in Bydgoszcz where a lot of restaurants serve a lot of goose dishes and I love goose, so I am in heaven now when we eat out.  The other weekend there was a … Continue reading

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Eating Like a Local

In every town all of the world there is spot where the “locals” eat that you won’t find in any travel guide.  When we travel VERY rarely will you find us eating on the main streets of the city but … Continue reading

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Time to Eat in Boleslawiec Poland

After a long day of shopping for Polish pottery it is time for a good Polish food.  In Boleslawiec there is an AMAZING restaurant that you need to stop and try Polish food if you go there. Opalkowa Chata needs to … Continue reading

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Time to Cook…Apple & Bacon Smalec

I mentioned last week we have been using as many apples as my family can eat without getting sick of them.  One of ways we used some apples was with making…smalac. If you eat at a restaurant that serves typical … Continue reading

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An Apple a Day

How many apple’s can my family use in a week?  In the past 3 days we have gone through 12 kilograms (26.5 pounds).  Yes, you read that right!  We are in apple heaven here in our house. Why so many … Continue reading

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Dirty Carrots and Cheese

On the first Sunday of the month for 4 hours there is a farmers market type event here in town at a local nightclub.  A friend has been telling me about these for a while and that I really need … Continue reading

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Ristorante del Mercato

The other day I went to another “till we meet again” dinner.  This time it was one of my dearest friends that I have made here in Poland.  Her husband works with mine and they are from Slovakia.  When we … Continue reading

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Tomato Rut

Yet another perk of us moving last summer into this new house is that we are able to have a nice little container garden in the front part of our house.  When we were living in the US we always … Continue reading

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International Day 2014

Last Friday is one of the highlights of living here and my husband working at the military base here.  Every year they do a International Day event.  People from the different countries that work here can do a booth with … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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Pierogies, Pierogies and more Pierogies

If I don’t eat another pierogi for the next month, I will be completely OK with that after my pierogi making get together last night! Once a month the church missionaries do something called “Culture Night.” This is something where … Continue reading

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Where are you from?

The other afternoon the girls and I were out for a walk here in town and we ran into one of the sets of our church missionaries here in town.  We did not recognize one the young men as they … Continue reading

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Time to Cook…Pancake & Bacon Dippers

I wish I could give credit where credit is due for this recipe but a friend posted this idea on Facebook the other week and this friend post a LOT to Facebook and I can not find it on her … Continue reading

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Ranch dressing is here in Poland

A few weeks ago my favorite grocery store chain here in town, Lidl, was having “American Week” special.  They were selling all sorts of foods that are “American” in their eyes.  Now this is not the first time they have … Continue reading

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A Quick Trip to Slovakia & the Czech Republic

No, I really did not make a quick trip to Slovakia or to the Czech Republic yesterday but I was able to learn a few things about each of the countries as it was time for my monthly coffee morning with the … Continue reading

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Time to cook…Paczki (Polish doughnuts)

If you are not from Poland or you don’t live in Poland then you are probably aware that tomorrow here is Fat Thursday, Paczki Day or in simple words…National Doughnut Day!  Yes, it is a religious holiday that has to … Continue reading

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Oh, what a morning

Yesterday it was time for my monthly coffee get-together with the other women from the military base where my husband works to learn more about each other’s cultures, raise some money for local charities and most importantly eating food from … Continue reading

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Time to cook…Apple Pastry Bars (Ciasto Francuskie z Jablkami)

Want to know what dessert “A” my 6 year-old(soon to be 7) loves to bake? The other week we had our church missionaries over for dinner and “A” wanted to cook dessert.  This apple dessert is so easy that it … Continue reading

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What do I love?

What do I love? Family time, chocolate chip cookies and ice cream!  This past couple of days I had all 3 and was in HEAVEN. Rachael(our “adopted” daughter from another mother and father) had a few days off from her … Continue reading

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What is Garcinia Cambogia?

I can’t believe it but a little over 2 months ago, I wrote this blog post….Yes, I am overweight!  I have some of the greatest fans on this blog and several of you have asked how my weight loss has … Continue reading

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Time to eat….Sekacz or Tree Cake

I know I am behind on posting about Polish holiday traditions as it was a bit crazy during those couple of weeks in my house but there is one tradition that is too good not to tell you about! Not … Continue reading

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