Traditional pasta

This is a great tradition from my home to yours. Whenever there is chicken soup for dinner there must be homemade pasta in it. I remember when I was young my mom took me to the countryside to my aunt's house and she always made fresh pasta. Before boiling it, we used to take a piece of rolled out dough and fry it on the old, countryside oven.

500g flour
4 eggs
pinch of salt
cold water as much as necessary to connect all the ingredients

Place flour on a flat surface. You would then shape a hole in the center and crack 4 eggs inside it. Mix it slowly with the flour. Knead the dough until it's smooth and not sticky. Press the dough with your finger, and if the dough moves back, you will know that it's ready. Roll it out. When it sticks to the roller, sprinkle with flour. Stop when it's 1 mm thick. Make a roll and cut it. Put it in boiling and salted water. Cook around for 3-4 minutes. Take out one noodle and check if it's ready by throwing it against the wall to see if it sticks ;)

Garden treasures

Summer time brings fresh fruits and vegetables in the garden. I love it! Organic carrots, green bean, cherries...they taste so delicious. I take my camera and look for these garden treasures. Here you can see some that I found, not only those that are edible :)

Simple goodness

Vanilla and chocolate cookies. So simple but so good!

140 g flour
40 g potato flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
80 g soft butter
70 g icing sugar
2 tablespoons milk

Mix butter with icing, vanilla sugar, and milk until it becomes smooth. Add the flour with the baking powder. Form little balls of the dough about the size of a walnut and flat it. Bake about 15 minutes at 190 Celsius degrees

Cucumber season

When cucumber season starts in Poland everyone likes to make low-salt cucumbers, (ogórki małosolne) including myself :) I love that flavor!

1 kg small cucumbers
1 table spoon salt per 1 liter of water
few cloves of garlic
horse radish

Put everything in a jar. Add as much salted water as necessary to cover all of the cucumbers. Cucumbers are ready in 2 to 3 days. I usually sneak into the jar next day :)
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