Polish Goulash

My grandmother, Genevieve Zawisza, was born on February 6, 1916. This is one of my grandmother’s recipes. It goes great over egg noodles or rice (my preference).


My great-grandmother, Genowefa Samotyck was born on December 29, 1895 in Radomysl, Poland. This recipe was her sister’s and I saved this recipe to make it around Easter time. Mmmm Placek.

Polish Sourdough Rye Bread

This recipe is fitting to highlight someone in my family who helped to lay the foundations of the buildings people in my community live in. This recipe is a variation of a 90-year old Polish woman’s recipe, so you know it is good and authentic!

Kasha Varieties

In Poland and in many other parts of Central Europe, Kasha is a dish of grains boiled in water or milk,  like a porridge. Usually, kasha is made with buckwheat groats, but the term 'kasha' simply means the groats. Kasha varieties also come in millet, oat, wheat, and...

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