Category: Gifts from the kitchen

For holidays, special occasions or moments of “just because”.
There is something very personal and meaningful about a gift that you took the time to make yourself.

Christmas, Culinary world trip, Germany, Gifts from the kitchen, Poland, Special occasions

A selection of my favorite Christmas cookies

Advent is the time of baking cookies. This tradition dates back to a time when baking ingredients like sugar, spices, almonds, dates, and other dried fruit and nuts were unaffordable and such a luxury that the little biscuits were only made and consumed in the wintertime to sweeten the anticipation for Christmas. Most of the […]

Culinary world trip, Gifts from the kitchen, Jams, Preserves & Spreads, Poland, Ways to enjoy bread

Polish Spiced Plum Butter (Powidła)

The natural sweetness of ripe Italian plums (in Poland known as węgierki, literally Hungarians) blends perfectly with the earthy, pungent aroma and spicy flavor of fresh ginger and the sweet, woody fragrance of cinnamon. Since ginger has a very strong flavor, I suggest that you add it gradually, spoon by spoon, to match your taste. […]