When planning shopping and what to eat, I'm usually governed by the culinary tastes of my family, especially my children. The rest of my family eats and doesn't fuss, but grizzling children can effectively ruin the best family atmosphere. Fortunately, my children are used to eating different dishes and never put forth a firm veto at the table, but it is nice when they eat heartily and joyously.

Fortunately, though during cooking I rarely think about my own likes, both my family and I like most of my meals. It was the same this time. With my children in mind I prepared an extremely simple dessert using natural yoghurt and biscuits as basic ingredients. It was supposed to be for children. By default, though, I prepared a bit more and we were all able to relish it.

Ingredients (for 4 people)
400g of natural yoghurt
200g of finger biscuit
200g of raspberries
2 teaspoons of caster sugar


Just before the holiday, one of Warsaw's primary schools was named after professor Władysław Bartoszewski. During the ceremony, which was attended by, among others, the ambassador of Israel Anne Azari and the professor's son Władysław T. Bartoszewski, a lot of beautiful, nice and moving words were said about the patron. The invited guests told the children some titbits about the professor; for example, that he liked geography but didn't like mathematics, and that from the age of twelve he knew he wanted to be a geographer or reporter.

Encouraged by the stories about Władysław Bartoszewski, I decided to reach for an inconspicuous little book called "Pędzę jak dziki tapir. Bartoszewski w 93 odsłonach" ("I run like a wild tapir. 93 approaches to Bartoszewski") by Marek Zając. I discovered that it is the kind of book I have read many times. It is excellent, especially when the wider world weighs me down with problems. It lets you crack a smile and look at things from a distance, because, as the professor said: "We do what we can, and what we can't do we will do as well!"

In 93 short stories we get to know professor Bartoszewski from a different viewpoint. The Internet, TV and public speeches show us only his positive but official side. However, he was both usual and unusual, with superior intelligence, inspirational, and full of positive energy. We can recount his memoirs at length, which sometimes seem like they could have come from a breath-taking movie: About Auschwitz, AK (Polish Home Army), support of Jews during the occupation, his work, politics and social activity. Thanks to this book we won't forget that he was a friend to all honourable people, who used to come to him to charge their internal batteries with positive energy, and that he could joke like nobody else and was the master of the witty comeback.


Today I would like to share with you the recipe for a dessert which I prepared for the beginning of the holiday. The last school tests are behind us, the school reports received, the suitcases almost packed, so now it is time for a reward. My little stracciatella cheesecake isn't that healthy, but sometimes we can overlook one small culinary peccadillo. After all, it is supposed to be a reward. For sure it was light as air, fluffy and melted in the mouth. And the pieces of the dark chocolate were so nice and crunchy. Try it yourself and like me you will fall in love with this dessert.

Ingredients (17cm cake tin)
100g of oatcakes
50g of butter
250g of mascarpone cheese
200g of 30% sweet cream
100g of white chocolate
100g of dark chocolate
fruit for decoration


In the Middle Ages drinking unboiled water was risky. The Alternative to water was .... beer. This tipple contains alcohol and hops, which protects it against going off and stops people from getting ill. Beer isn't only a popular refreshing tipple, but is a great ingredient of many dishes.

I know people who think that beer in a dish is a waste, but we won't listen to them, because we know that a pork knuckle or crepes with beer gives us a really inimitable taste. Today, I would like to share with you the recipe for a beef stew with beer. I use Guinness, but you may use your favourite one.

0.5kg of beef for the stew
200ml of Guinness
1 onion
2 cloves of garlic
400g of small mushrooms
2 tomatoes
half a chili pepper
3 tablespoons of oil
2 tablespoons of butter
2 tablespoons of flour


I love that moment when I don't know what to buy at the fruit and veg market and I don't know what to use first when preparing dishes. Everything is fresh, juicy, fragrant and fantastically colourful. Of course, first I choose the things I like the most: strawberries, raspberries and peaches.

Today, I used the best part of my raspberry shopping for my summer second breakfast. I recommend it for those who only drink coffee in the morning. The rolled oats and chia seeds ensure that it satisfies our hunger very well, and the empty bowl means that you are sorry the dish was so small.

The inspiration for this dish comes from "Smaki życia" ("Flavour of Life") by Agnieszka Maciąg.

100g of raspberries
3 teaspoons of honey
3 tablespoons of rolled oats
2 teaspoons of chia seeds
3 teaspoons of natural yoghurt
raspberries, blueberries, banana slices, cashews, sesame seeds

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