Looking for ideas for dinner, I happened upon an article by Bartosz Kieżun on www.kukbuk.pl. Because I love Italian cuisine and pasta dishes, I read this text with interest. As a bonus I got a recipe for Sicilian pasta with pistachios, which I decided to try immediately. With Italian cuisine I like the simplicity and extracting the maximum flavour with a combination of basic ingredients. My one condition is that I have to use the best quality ingredients.

Today I would like to share with you a simple recipe: just a few ingredients and in a moment we have a yummy dish. That's obvious with pasta and sometimes it is the most important thing. Today I used bucatini, but if you don't have any you can use spaghetti.

Ingredients (for 2 people)
200g of bucatini
2 cloves of garlic
200g of ricotta cheese
half a chili pepper
100g of pistachios
4 tablespoons of olive oil
salt and pepper


I have always liked yeasty cakes. It is interesting that it isn't very fresh. I like them slightly stale with butter or jam the most. It simply must be accompanied by strong tea without sugar.

When I can I always buy yeasty buns caller "rwańce" in my favourite bakery. They are sprinkled with sugar. Today I made my own yeasty buns. For a change and with sentiment I prepared a vanilla crumble topping. Just a few years ago my mum made the same.

350g of flour
4g of instant yeast
175ml of milk
40g of butter
75g of sugar
a pinch of salt
crumble topping
25g of butter
50g of flour
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
30g of caster sugar


At the end of the winter holiday we were ill. Not all together, because then we would have had a problem. Fortunately, at least one of us was always fit. Today is the last day of my illness. I hope so anyway, because I don't know how to be ill. I'm not be able to stay in bed, and getting stronger tires me out terribly.

I couldn't stand the laziness any longer, so I prepared a small carrot-nut torte. I recommend baking the carrot cake a day before, so that you can cut it easily. A hint of lemon and salty pistachios go really well with the sweet chocolate-nut carrot cake. The torte doesn't have to look perfect. Everybody - even those who could burn water - can prepare it.

Ingredients (22-cm cake tin)
1 egg
2 tablespoons of peanut butter
125ml of oil
150g of flour
100ml of milk
100g of grated carrot
150g of sugar
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of baking powder
100g of chocolate drops


Although our children have their cherished activities, and as typical representatives of the younger generation they like electronic gadgets, reading books has always been a part of their lives and ours. Until recently we fostered within our son a love of books by reading him books which we chose ourselves. Now he has started to choose for himself and read what is trendy among his friends. After all, we start off with the assumption that there is a moment when children will start to read books which they like, which they chose by themselves, and that a love of reading has been deeply implanted. Then the time will come to suggest things which are worth knowing and reading.

Many books present a good reason for discussion. Even those which are seemingly meant for kids should be worked on. Lately, one such book which encouraged our discussion of especially difficult topics was the book: "Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different" by Ben Brooks'. My son summed it up with one sentence: "It's a book without content, but with adventures" and there is something in it. It isn't a novel. The book contains 100 short notes about different men and their adventures, about overcoming weaknesses and pursuing a set goal. The characters are musicians, scientists, sportsmen, actors, activists, community workers and visionaries. Among them we can find Ludwig van Beethoven, Stephen Hawking, Lionel Messi, Nelson Mandela and many more. Every person named in this book did something special, overcame their own limitations and adversities. Whatever they did, they can be an inspiration for young people.

By introducing the lives of famous and less famous men, the author raises readers' awareness of concepts such as tolerance, protection of the environment, democracy, homosexuality and feminism, and draws attention to the problems of modern life that we can fight against. Exclusion, discrediting, sensitivity and fighting for people's rights; these are topics to think and talk about, which will lead to active efforts in the future.


Until recently I have eaten cauliflower in pancakes, as a side dish or in soup. Today, for the first and definitely not the last time I prepared a quick lunch dish with roast cauliflower.

This dish is exactly what I like best: it is quick, easy to prepare and it doesn't have any sophisticated ingredients. You need only rub a cauliflower with seasoning, roast it, sprinkle it with parsley and after 40 minutes you have a delicious, filling dish. The added chickpeas make this an ideal dish for vegetarians.

The recipe for this dish comes from http://www.jadlonomia.com.

1/2 cauliflower
1 tin of chickpeas
a couple of cherry tomatoes
chopped parsley
2 – 3 tablespoons of oil
1 teaspoon of soya sauce
1/2 teaspoon of powdered sweet paprika
1/3 teaspoon of powdered coriander seeds
1 teaspoon of maple syrup
1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper

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