RECIPES

Polskie

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).

Placek

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...

Sicilianu

Meatballs

Though I come from a family that loves hearty, meaty meatballs, I really like smooth, creamy meatballs. This recipe does the trick.

Mafalda – “Snake” Bread

Mafalda is snake-shaped bread. The sesame seeds give this bread a nutty taste. It is a firm loaf- great for cutting and spreading jams.

Stuffed Zucchini

Summertime is zucchini-time and CSA members are always trying to find another way to enjoy these versatile veggies. Traditionally, the stuffed zucchini can be cut into thirds and served as a side dish. They can also be enjoyed as a light meal.

Involtini di Pesce Spada – Swordfish Roll-Ups with Pine Nuts and Currants

I am descended from a long line of fishermen on my grandmother’s side. It is this legacy that has me interested in fish. Not necessarily in fishing, but in cooking the kind of fish found in the waters that surround Sicily. One of those fish is swordfish, a predatory fish with a long flat bill that looks like a sword.

Bread, Rice, and Pasta

Pan de Horno

This recipe and the diligent instructions were passed down by a Spanish baker.

Pan con Tomate

You can’t go anywhere in Spain without seeing pan con tomate on the menu. People eat this simple tapa for breakfast, lunch, and as an appetizer for dinner. Though, you will always see it served as a tapa.Pan con Tomate - - ciabatta or other...

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!

Eggs, Dairy, and Dessert

Krusche Rogaliki – Crisp Butter Horns

Many European countries have their version of the ‘horn cookie’. It is a very simple recipe using flour, butter, and sugar and they usually contain some kind of chopped nuts.

Fruits and Nuts

Strawberry Thyme Jam

I started working on my ancestry about a year and a half ago. I am still going strong. I continue to discover new things about my relatives and new sources of information. I don't think anyone can really be done with a project like this. There are too many online...

Cashew Ashwagandha Smoothie

I have been doing my best to research helpful spices and incorporate them more into my diet. Ashwagandha is the number one herb recommended in Ayurvedic healing. It belongs to the same plant family as the tomato and has a red fruit the size of a raisin. Although it...

Strawberry Tumeric Smoothie

I have been doing my best to research helpful spices and incorporate them more into my diet. Tumeric is at the top of this list. My husband's family suffers from arthritis and the onsets of this pain him some days. Tumeric was the first spice to come up in my research...

Crockpot Apple Butter

There is nothing like a house that smells like applesauce on a Fall day. This apple butter can be eaten as is, like a smooth applesauce, or it can be added to other recipes. I actually love to top my overnight oats with it. This recipe cooks for 11 hours in the...

Meats, Poultry, and Fish

Roasted Chicken

Besides wanting to document this recipe, it is also a great one to culminate our trip to Charleston. It presents a healthier way to enjoy its traditional fried friend.

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).

Meatballs

Though I come from a family that loves hearty, meaty meatballs, I really like smooth, creamy meatballs. This recipe does the trick.

Vegetables and Legumes

Patatas Bravas

Patatas Bravas is a native Spanish tapa. The traditional recipe boils the potatoes and then deep fries them. Roasting the potatoes is both healthier and easier.

Stuffed Zucchini

Summertime is zucchini-time and CSA members are always trying to find another way to enjoy these versatile veggies. Traditionally, the stuffed zucchini can be cut into thirds and served as a side dish. They can also be enjoyed as a light meal.

Simple Passata Tomato Sauce

This recipe is for a basic passata sauce. Passata is an uncooked tomato puree strained of seeds and chunks. It is unlike tomato sauce or paste because it hasn’t been cooked.

Miscellaneous

Margarita Cocktail

On the first sunny, warm day of Spring, you too may be craving a margarita. While your local Mexican restaurant may serve their margarita to you using a mix, you can make your own skinny version at home with fresh and quality ingredients – no sugar needed.

Crockpot Apple Butter

There is nothing like a house that smells like applesauce on a Fall day. This apple butter can be eaten as is, like a smooth applesauce, or it can be added to other recipes. I actually love to top my overnight oats with it. This recipe cooks for 11 hours in the...

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats

These are little Fiona's favorite treats. She has a million of these every day. I love that they are a healthy, homemade treat and I know exactly what is in them. The recipe is pretty simple. Just mix all the ingredients together and bake....

Maple Ginger Dressing for Summer Berry Salads

Dressings are unfortunately disregarded when people are trying to be diet-minded. Where most people will turn to a simple oil and vinegar dressing, it doesn't always go well with every salad. One day, I decided to try and whip up a healthy dressing of my own when my...