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Did you know that Poppy is the national flower of Poland? Posted by on May 21, 2021

National Flowers (kwiaty narodowe) are symbols representing a country. Some national flowers have cultural or religious roots (korzenie kulturowe lub religijne) that go back hundreds or even thousands of years and may or may not have been officially adopted. The national flower of Poland is a beautiful red poppy (czerwony mak)! Native flowers (rodzime kwiaty) of…

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How many of you have tried kaszanka: Polish blood sausage? Posted by on Apr 16, 2021

cold kaszanka

Every time I mention kaszanka/blood sausage to my friends…everyone just makes this horrible face…Well, people here in USA are not exactly used to eating blood sausage. Unless you grew up in Poland! Even though there are different regional varieties of this famous Polish delicacy, it typically consists of pork offal (podroby wieprzowe), animal’s blood (krew…

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Na Zdrowie – My Top Polish Vodkas Posted by on May 8, 2010

The weekend is here! And what better way to start the weekend than with a cocktail to unwind? Well, today’s post is a Polish-focused review of some tasty libations from the mother country. In Poland, and in Polish homes here in the US, alcohol consumption is an essential part of social tradition. I remember, growing…

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Easter – Wielkanoc Posted by on Apr 3, 2010

Anna’s comment – I asked Adam to write about Easter knowing full well that he would be reluctant to do so. And also knowing full well that he would object to the idea that being Polish equals being Catholic. But unfortunately, for what it’s worth, Poland is perceived as a Catholic country, and Easter is…

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Visiting – part 2 Posted by on Mar 24, 2010

Since Adam’s post about going z wizytą (to visit someone) is proving quite popular (to read it, check the previous entry on the blog), let me expand on it a bit. The “cut your meat before eating” stuff is confusing some readers. Sorry. In retrospect I realize it should have been phrased somewhat differently. OK…

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Visiting – the rules Posted by on Mar 22, 2010

Today Adam explains what to do and what to expect if you’re going to visit a Polish person in his/her natural habitat. Read on: Continuing the topic of advice for travelers and the occasional foreigner living in Poland, this time I decided to follow your suggestions and cover visiting someone at home (iść w gości)…

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Środa Popielcowa – Ash Wednesday Posted by on Feb 17, 2010

So…. Karnawał (carnival) is over! No more parties, no more dancing, no more drinking until you fall down under the table. It’s all about somber (and sober) penance now. Yes, today was Środa Popielcowa (Ash Wednesday), and in a country as Catholic as Poland that is indeed an important observance. The beginning of Wielki Post…

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