We like fish, especially fresh fish just from the boat in a fish and chips shop at the Polish seaside. Unfortunately, the holiday doesn't last the whole year, so we prepare fish dishes in our kitchen. The salmon is our favourite fish. Cooked, fried, roasted or smoked – we love them all.


Today I served the fishy king of the table – fried salmon with cranberries. Because the devil is in the details, I served it with pearl barley, kale and roasted sunflower seeds. It seems ordinary, but a little bit different. It was yummy and healthy. I recommend it!


Ingredients (for 2 people)
salmon
2 pieces of salmon
salt and pepper
your favourite herbs for fish
1 tablespoon of clarified butter
cranberries
2 fistfuls of fresh cranberries
4 tablespoons of maple syrup
2 tablespoons of orange peel
50 ml of orange juice
1 twig of rosemary
pearl barley
100g of pearl barley
2 big fistfuls of kale
4 tablespoons of sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons of butter
2 cloves of garlic
salt and pepper

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04Oct2019

Today I would like to share with you the recipe for a thick and rich one-pot meal: Mexican soup with a large amount of beans and meat. It has a strong tomato flavour, pepper, a beautiful smell and is easy to reheat. There are as many recipes for Mexican soup as there are housewives. You may prepare this soup with or without meat, chorizo or bacon. You always you have to use beans (one or more kinds of them), spicy peppers (jalapeno is excellent), smoked paprika, onion and tomato. I add cubed turkey thigh and very fragrant smoked bacon to my soup. The dish was excellent and very spicy, to the delight of my daughter.


Ingredients (for 4 people)
600g of cubed turkey thigh
250g of smoked bacon
1 tin of red beans
1 tin of white beans
250ml of tomato passata
1 big onion
3 cloves of garlic
chilli pepper
2 teaspoons of sweet smoked paprika
2 twig of rosemary
2 twig of thyme
a pinch of ground cumin
a pinch of ground coriander
1l of beef stew
3 tablespoons of chopped parsley
salt and pepper

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School lunches really make parents' life a lot easier. It is very comforting to know that our children eat a warm meal at school. When this is for some reason impossible, we have to prepare lunch or a warm dinner for the children ourselves. For busy parents, the solution is swift dishes which we can prepare the day before and then heat up. Also excellent are easy dishes which you can prepare in 20 minutes.


Today I would like to share with you the recipe for a swift dinner. Penne with spinach pesto, crunchy chips with smoked ham or bacon and cherry tomatoes caters for all tastes - even the most particular person. You can prepare it very fast, it is yummy and looks beautiful. I prepare it sometimes even if I am not in a hurry. It is really great.


Ingredients (for 2 people):
150g of penne noodles
3 fistfuls of fresh spinach
3 tablespoons of sunflower seeds
4 tablespoons of parmesan
100ml of olive oil
a clove of garlic
salt and pepper
100g of smoked ham or bacon
a couple of cherry tomatoes

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I have often made ravioli since my son spent the winter holiday in Italy. I also prepare Polish dumplings but ravioli easily outperform them. My son likes ravioli with meat. Because my son doesn't like any sauce, I serve ravioli with butter and parmesan.


Today my child asked me to replace the noodles in his broth with ravioli. I did so and my son had his favourite soup. The ravioli were a good way to use up the meat from the broth. Usually I have a problem with this. I like cooked meat from soup, but in my family it's just me. My children don't like it, and every time I have to get creative with how to use the meat. Ravioli stuffing is a very good idea for this.


Ingredients:
broth:
2 chicken thighs
1 small turkey thigh
a small piece of beef
1 onion
half a celery root
3 carrots
2 parsley roots
3 peppercorns
2 allspices
2 bay leaves
salt and pepper

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I guess my son is growing up. Until now he has complained at mealtimes: it's too sweet, too salty, too hot, too orange, too ... Always something was "too". Recently, he has fussed a bit less. I don't miss it, but it feels weird when my son is happy to eat his dinner and even has some more. It warms my heart.


It sounds like a fairy tale, but it was true when I prepared tomato risotto for dinner. It was really yummy.


Ingredients (for 4 people):
200 g of rice arborio
2 anchovy fillets
1l of vegetarian bouillon
1 big onion
500ml of tomato passata
2 cloves of garlic
200ml of dry white wine
3 tablespoons of butter
3 tablespoons of parmesan

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