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Mushroom picking in Poland Posted by on Aug 11, 2011


Mushrooms (grzyby) are a popular feature of Poland national cuisine. Forget about the bland mushrooms you get at Western supermarkets – mushrooms that grow naturally in Poland are full of flavor (smak, aromat). Polish people seek out their mushrooms in the forest; this is a tradition (tradycja) that usually involves the whole family. And of…

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Warm beets recipe Posted by on Aug 9, 2011

Hello:) When I posted a “Kotlety mielone” recipe in one of my recent blogs, you asked for the recipe for the beets that were on the picture… So here it is: 5 medium cooked beets, peeled and shredded 3 tablespoons horseradish, to taste 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon flour 2 spoons of sour cream pinch of salt,…

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Andrzej Lepper found dead Posted by on Aug 8, 2011

There has been a lot of sad news lately from Poland… Polish populist politician Andrzej Lepper has died at the age of 57 in Warsaw, with police suspecting he killed himself. The leader of the Self-Defence Party was found dead in a party office, police said. His career in politics was latterly overshadowed by a…

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The best of Poland! Posted by on Aug 5, 2011

An old Polish saying (powiedzenie, porzekadło) “Gdańska gorzałka, toruński piernik, krakowska panna, warszawski trzewik – najlepsze rzeczy w Polsce” (I will try to translate it as good as I can: “Gdańsk drink, Toruń gingerbread, Cracow women, Warsaw shoes – the best of Poland” – it is not the exact translate, but hopefully it will give you…

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Poland releases report into 2010 plane crash Posted by on Aug 4, 2011

Poland’s government released a long-awaited report into the plane crash in Russia last year that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski and dozens of senior officials. Russian air traffic controllers gave incorrect and confusing landing instructions to pilots of a plane that crashed, killing Poland’s president and 95 other people, a Polish report said Friday –…

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