For a couple who were interviewed about our thoughts on Easter in Poland, the day passed us by with little fanfare. Here’s our Easter follow up post. Just the two of us, a simple meal, but we did start watching a series of videos recommended by our friend, Julie – lots of experts talking about a holistic approach to health and our food in particular. We did visit friends late Easter night, sampling delicious Easter cakes and venison and talking until 2 AM. What a delight to discover N21! A night tram that comes to our stop – very nice.
It was on Easter that we talked about following a 3 day detox cleanse recommend on these videos – instead of 5 fruit and veg a day, the menu included, smoothies, salads, and a soup that was probably more like 20 servings of veg in a day. We were pleasantly surprised with the taste and have made some of these recipes part of our daily routine after the 3 days. Too bad we don’t have a compost pile for all of our veggie scraps.
I would be remiss if I failed to mention one important thing, the week after Easter in Poland is not a good time to restrict your food intake. In the past, I have referred to Easter in Poland as a two day eating fest. Guess what I found out? After two days, there are still yummy leftovers!
I visited my friend Elzbieta. We both love to cook and many of our conversations involve Elzbieta teaching me a Polish recipe. She had prepared so many beautiful cakes for her family over the holiday, that I couldn’t pass up the chance to taste them. We also paid a visit to Elzbieta’s friends who used to operate a dairy farm. Our hosts served us tea and sernik, Polish cheesecake. Even though there are no longer cows at their place, they did make the cheese that went into the cake. These are opportunities I may not get again, and as one of the speakers on our videos said, “perfection is boring. The key is consistency. When you splurge, the answer is to get back on track.”
You’ll see many posts on my food blog that were inspired by our day together. I have too many categories on my food blog, but I should probably add another one and call it Food with Elzbieta.
An accountant by trade and a food blogger since 2009, Lois Britton fell in love with Polish cuisine during the years she lived in Poznań, Poland. As the creator of PolishHousewife.com, she loves connecting readers with traditional Polish recipes. Lois has a graduate certificate in Food Writing and Photography from the University of South Florida. She is the author of The Polish Housewife Cookbook, available on Amazon and on her website.