What aspects of travelling are the most important for you? As well as adventures, excellent views, interesting people and amazing places, our heads are also occupied by thoughts of down-to-earth issues. Nice accommodation with clean beds, sparkling bathroom, and if you are in a place without a kitchen, also restaurants where you can eat tasty food. It is especially important for families with small children.

Adults often decide on a toast stall on the street, but with small children we try to find places with more healthy and traditional food. However, there are exceptions to the rule, and sometimes a kebab or other types of fast food are better than the best restaurants with vegetable soup or a crunchy pork chop with salad. If additionally we find a restaurant at an excellent communication point, near some tourist attractions and the bill doesn't make us dizzy, we should make a note of this place and pass on this especially valuable information to our friends.

During this year's visit to Trójmiasto we spent one day in Gdynia. We didn't have a lot of time, but we had to see the core repertoire near Kościuszko Plaza. I was surprised that although we were visiting Gdynia in February, both Dar Pomorza Museum and ORP Błyskawica were open for visitors.

We directed our first steps towards my children's favourite place, i.e. the Oceanarium. My son cracked me up when after the second hall with mock-ups and boards he asked me: "Mum are there any animals which move here?" The honour of the Oceanarium was saved, and my young man watched the living animals in the aquarium with an excited face. He especially adored the pleasant octopus and seahorses. Even the biggest attractions weren't able to drown out the rumble in the small tourists' stomachs. "Mum, we are hungry" became more and more insistent.

Fortunately, near the complex we found a place which answered all expectations of the hungry children and their parents. Tasteful, extremely clean, yummy and not too expensive. Pleasant and capable service, nice design and a facility for parents with small children top up the excellent image of Pierogarnia "Pierożek" in Gdynia.


Today I would like to share with you a "social" recipe. Rolls with French pastry are excellent as starters before dinner or a not-so-heavy-but-tasty supper. They were created from expedience on the occasion of an unplanned party with our friends. You can add what you like to them. Mushrooms, ham, cheese – as many options as you have favourite products and what you actually have in the fridge. They are best hot and fragrant, taken out at once from the oven. We like them without anything added (except maybe a glass of red wine), but you can prepare a yoghurt-garlic dip and they will also be exquisite.

1 pack of chilled French pastry
1 medium courgette
half a red pepper
half an onion
2 cloves of garlic
100g of cottage goat cheese
3 tablespoons of milk
1 teaspoon of butter
salt and pepper


Above all, holidays give me the opportunity to prepare things which I don't have enough time for during the school year. Crumpets, pikelets, crepes and cookies; when else could we prepare them if not during our spare time, when we don't have any projects, homework and a pile of clothes to iron? Of course during the holiday, we need some time for ourselves and we are not always happy to cook, but each to his own. The kitchen is exactly the right place for some people to wind down.

Pouncing on the last days of the winter holiday, I prepared afternoon tea, at the sight of which not only my children's eyes lit up. Fairly simple small pikelets with vanilla fromage frais and caster sugar, jam or yoghurt and fruit are mild and fluffy and bring back the lazy holiday afternoons at my grandmother's in the country.

Ingredients (8 pikelets)
200g of vanilla fromage frais
6 tablespoons of flour
1 tablespoon of desiccated coconut
1 egg
5 tablespoons of milk
½ teaspoon of baking powder
pinch of salt
oil for frying
caster sugar/yoghurt


When I watched an episode of the "Okrasa łamie przepisy" series entitled "Summer memories" by Karol Okrasa, and I heard about a sweet fruit soup served with potatoes I was intrigued. My mum served light, spring fruit soups with noodles only, so I had never tried this version of the soup, and I could already picture my dinner on Saturday.

I thought that my family would welcome the idea for my dinner with enthusiasm, but ... I miscued a bit. Even my husband, who usually applauds my culinary experiments, this time looked with unbelieving eyes and said that it wasn't his taste.

Using the opportunity, I decided to try the recipe and I cooked dinner only for myself. I have to say that the combination of sweet and strong bilberry soup with potatoes is really interesting. I will admit, however, that when I prepared the potatoes with fried onion and bacon, I only managed to save a bit to eat with the soup Mrugnięcie

They were excellent. They tasted even better because recently I have been cooking a lot of groats and rice. I blended the bilberry soup and condensed it with flour. I didn't add any cream. I prefer "clean" fruit soup.

300g of bilberries
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of flour

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