Pancake day happens every weekend in our house because East European food is all about pancakes. We have sweet ones and savoury ones, thin pancakes and fat pancakes, pancakes that take ages to make and quick and easy ones. I wanted to share a couple...

We could all use a bit of comfort these day, so I thought I’d share my top 3 wintry soups with you.  Soups are always my go-to comfort food at this time of year, but it seems we are eating them more than usual. Perhaps that’s...

Apologies to any traditional, British Christmas cake lovers out there, but I'm not fan (too heavy, too sweet). I felt it was time to come up with an alternative Christmas cake. You can, of course, make this alternative Christmas cake to compliment the traditional one...

It's that time of year again - a time for contemplation and gołabki. I don't know why I always eat so many "little pigeons" at this time of year. Perhaps it's the abundance of cabbage and mushrooms...

Lazy dumplings have to be the most forgiving dumpling. And dumplings are a pretty forgiving bunch. Today, I first forgot that I separate the eggs and beat the egg whites. The first egg went in whole. Then I forgot about the egg whites altogether. They...

What a time. Me - feet swollen, tired with mild anaemia, trying to prepare for the unpredictable act of giving birth whilst finishing PhD, editing a book and juggling childcare. The outside world - still in the midst of a pandemic, unsteady and unsure, trying...

Structure: At the start of 2020, I want to share one of my favourite breakfasts - semolina porridge - and talk about my one and only resolution for this year: structure. It’s seems very simple but it does not come naturally for me. Introducing structure into...

It's been an intense few weeks, in both amazing and difficult ways. Summer has been about travel and research on one side and health on the other. Lake swimming and blood tests, meeting people and moving on, high end restaurants and dirty laundry. A summer...

I have fallen in love with Lublin. This city feels like I imagine Poland did before the last World War, when  the soul of the country was fractured. It always makes me sad to think how much culturally richer, healthier and more robust Poland would...