Barszcz (no meat)

  • Barszcz=Polish word for borscht

Before we get to the recipe, there are some things about borscht that I must explain!  The thing is, there are many varieties! Continue reading


Carrot Soup


This carrot soup is really more of a broth, and is meant to be served with dumplings or noodles. It has a kick from all of the fresh ground black pepper and whole peppercorns. Fresh pepper is important here since it has a much stronger flavor! Continue reading

Chicken Noodle Soup (Rosół)


Mmmmmm, homemade chicken noodle soup. Good for the stomach, good for the soul. That’s all you really need to know about this one!


  • 5-7 chicken thighs/wings/legs
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 1 onion
  • 1 leek
  • 1 parsley root
  • 1/2 celery root

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Mushroom Soup

mushroom soup

After going mushroom picking with my family, my great aunt made the most incredible mushroom soup. It smelled so warm and earthy and completely transformed mushroom soup for me! This is my attempt to recreate that meal and bring back some memories while utilizing some of those wild forest mushrooms.  Dried porcini mushrooms (or any dried wild mushrooms) that you find in most grocery stores have a deep, earthy flavor and should be the star of this dish.  You don’t need much to enhance the flavor!


  • 1 package crimini mushrooms
  • 1 package white mushrooms
  • Small handful of dried mushrooms

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