Tag Archives: spices

Ken Hom and Wontons…

…. those two seriously come together, they really do… why? Well first of all Ken Hom’s chinese cooking book was my very first English cookbook ever. I was given it by my Host Mom back in Colchester and still treasure … Continue reading

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Curing Ham is Curable

… yes it’s Christmas time soon and we are getting ready to prepare food for 3 days of Christmas. Yes you didn’t overhear yourself – in Poland we have 3 days of Christmas: Christmas Eve, First Day of Christmas and … Continue reading

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Ham Genious…. or Genious Ham?

I’m sorry folks, but it’s true… today I’m stroking my ego flat, as the ham turned out to be a heaven in mouth, of course a caring soul of Historian brought me down to earth saying that there are thousands … Continue reading

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The Spices of Life

I’m slowly recovering from the annoying bronhitis. It doesn’t mean that it’s finally gone, but slowly improving. Thanks to the sick leave I finally have time to cook and blog on the regular base as well, which is a cheering … Continue reading

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Guetzli fever, anyone?

Fever what? You all may ask… guetzli… guetzli is a typical swiss-german word, one of the very few which I learned very quickly – guetzli means simply a cookie. Now it’s the time of year when my hands are getting … Continue reading

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Is Soul food a food for soul?

Tonight I needed a soul food, something that would comfort me after a long working day. The name soul food comes from the culture of afroamericans and in the southern states means a hearty good meal, rather heavy with loads … Continue reading

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