I worship spring. Especially the moment when it becomes apparent that it is already here. Small buds and then subtle green haze on the trees, and fresh grass which will never again have such a beautiful and luscious colour. It is nice to wake up (even very early) and on the way to school hear the crazy twitter of the birds. I'm even not unhappy at the thought of the weekend when the clocks go forward. Mind you, every day is lighter for longer.

Today I would like to share with you a spring proposal. Decide for yourself whether to eat it for breakfast, dinner or supper. I prepared these amazing green crepes for dinner. To decorate my spring crepes I used cress. For me it is the next sign of spring and upcoming Easter.

The inspiration comes from http://moniamieszaigotuje.blogspot.com.

340g of ready semolina
700ml of milk
100g of spinach
2 eggs
4 tablespoons of oil
a hint of salt


When I was a child I went to the Warsaw Old Town with my parents for sweet tubes with whipped cream. To this day I remember long, thin, sweet tubes with a "checked" pattern, each thin layer of which could be peeled off. We had to watch out not to eat the last layer because under it there was only the whipped cream. Now my gourmand of a son sometimes talks me into buying him tubes with crème in the cake shop in the park. They are very tasty and we like them more than waffles.

My homemade tubes with crème don't remind me of those from years gone by, but they are also crunchy and yummy. My children liked them best empty, without crème, like biscuits. I had fun preparing them.

In the internet there are a lot of recipes for tubes with crème. My recipe comes from an old culinary magazine.

Ingredients (20 tubes)
250g of flour
125g of butter
125g of cream
a pinch of salt
2 tablespoons of sugar + sugar to coat the tubes (you may replace it with xylitol)
500ml of 30% sweet cream
500g of mascarpone cheese
2 tablespoons of caster sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence


Today my son proved to me that almost everything can be eaten with caster sugar. I have known for a long time that he likes eating every kind of sweet pancake with fruit and caster sugar. The only extra which is able to entice him is maple syrup. Today I saw that he likes dry pancakes, which in my opinion are best with non-sweet extras, with caster sugar. I talked my little fusspot into trying one pancake with tomato and beansprouts (he likes both of them), but the rest of the dinner was sweet.

The rest of my family really enjoyed their kohlrabi and carrot pancakes with pork rinds, kale, beansprouts and cherry tomatoes. Horseradish added piquancy to the mild pancakes. As always, my daughter overwhelmed them with ketchup, but she thought the dinner was delicious. You can choose your favourite extras. I am curious whether you like them sweet or dry?

Ingredients (20 pancakes)
2 kohlrabies
2 carrots
half an onion
2 cloves of garlic
a fistful of minced dill
2 eggs
5 tablespoons of flour
salt and pepper
oil for frying


To this day I don't know how I managed to buy duck thighs instead of chicken ones. I only realised that I didn't have what I went out for when I was back home, standing at my fridge. Thinking that in any case it would be roasted, I decided not to go back to the shop to change it. After all, poultry is poultry. Thanks to this mistake, my Sunday dinner was princely.

I like the combination of meat with fruit. I usually add dried fruit when I roast pork neck, and I add apples with marjoram to fried chicken liver. This time I also used this proven method and I roasted my duck thighs with apples, oranges and cranberries. A hint of garlic and marjoram in the roasted meat completed the dish.

4 duck thighs
2 tablespoons of marjoram
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of mustard
1 tablespoon of honey
3 tablespoons of oil
1 teaspoon of butter
4 cloves of garlic (unpeeled)
salt and pepper
4 apples
2 oranges
3 tablespoons of sugar
2 tablespoons of butter
a fistful of cranberries


The majority of parents whose children go to school contend with the same problem every morning: what to prepare for packed lunch so that it will be tasty, healthy and attractive? I'm not the only one who knows that it is a difficult task, and yet another lunch which comes back uneaten from school doesn't help. Of course we can choose the line of least resistance and pack a Bath bun, but do we want to do that every day? Normal sandwiches are boring – I remember that sometimes I used to feed my packed lunch to homeless dogs. I don't want to even think about how many lunches are binned.

Today I would like to share with you an idea which works out for me. Tortilla. You may put a lot of goodies into it, it is easy to pack, and it doesn't make your hands dirty when eating. The perfect lunch? So far – yes, until it gets boring.
I found the recipe in the Lidl cookery book. I changed it a bit to suit my own taste.

2 tortillas
2 big slices of ham
4 big leaves of lettuce
1 mango
3 tablespoons of cottage goat cheese
2 teaspoons of horseradish

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