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Thermomix: Our Babcia’s Gingerbread Spice Mix and Piernik Recipe as seen on The Morning Show

  Its that time of year where we dust off the old Christmas recipes and bring our family traditions back to life. Most of us, even those who aren’t big cooks, will have a specialty dish that they are assigned to make each year. However this year we have decided [...]

By |December 10th, 2016|

Bella’s Gołąbki – Polish stuffed cabbage rolls

There are many eastern and central European cultures that make cabbage rolls, and it’s safe to say that every one of them is delicious! The Croatians and Serbians make their “sarma” with pickled cabbage, the Ukrainian “holubtsi” have a more sour flavoured sauce, the jewish “golub” omits pork and bacon, [...]

By |October 25th, 2016|

Bella’s Pierogi with Warrigal Greens and Paperbark Smoked Butter, as seen at Dożynki Festival Adelaide

There’s not a human in this world that doesn’t love pierogi, and everyone has a favourite traditional flavour - cheese & potato, meat, or sauerkraut & wild mushroom. We’ve given this version an Aussie twist and it’s our new favourite! Foraging and using native ingredients in the kitchen is a [...]

By |October 24th, 2016|

Sammy’s Polish Dill Pickles

You’ve probably seen “Polskie Ogorki”, or Dill Pickled Cucumbers on supermarket shelves… nothing beats the home made version. Eat them semi pickled or fully pickled, they should last in the fridge for a few weeks – just make sure they’re covered in liquid. For th e flowering dill and horseradish [...]

By |October 11th, 2016|

Bella’s “Kulebiak”, aka Salmon Wellington, as seen on The Morning Show

Beef wellington is a British favourite that we all know and love, but did you know that the Eastern Europeans make a very similar dish, but with salmon? In Poland they call it a “Kulebiak”, where it’s a regional dish from the eastern parts - and of course it’s also [...]

By |March 30th, 2016|

Bella’s Polish meatballs in wild mushroom sauce, Klopsy w sosie grzybowym

This week it’s international meatball week, so we thought we’d share a recipe that’s close to our hearts – Polish meatballs! Every culture has their own version, and although I’m not quite certain where and when this honourable day came from, one thing’s for sure… everyone around the world should [...]

By |March 17th, 2016|

Keeping your cool in the kitchen with Sammy and Bella – Recipe and Competition

Competition: Win The Ultimate Cooking Lesson With Sammy and Bella. Scroll down to the comments to enter Foodie season has started with Season 7 of MKR kicking off, and we have already seen tantrums and accidents taking their toll on the quality of food being served in home kitchens across [...]

By |February 19th, 2016|

A very Polish Christmas, as seen on Lifestyle Food

Christmas is a REALLY big deal for Poles. We grew up with some amazing traditions that we hope to pass onto our own families one day. It all starts with cleaning. Yes, cleaning. The obsessive chore starts at Advent and by Christmas Eve your house is perfectly presentable and ready [...]

By |January 5th, 2016|

Lurpak Go Freestyle – Taste of Melbourne and Gourmet Escape – Recipe

November was full of great food festivals all over the country for us. We started out in Brisbane for Good Food and Wine show, then made our way to Taste of Melbourne with Lurpak Butter and travelled to beautiful Margaret river for Gourmet Escape. We were lucky enough to be [...]

By |November 30th, 2015|

Bella’s Smoked Beef Tartare with Porcini Dust and Pickled Rainbow Beets

This is a recipe with essentially no cooking… if you’re not familiar with tartare, it’s a dish of superb quality raw minced beef with raw egg yolk and condiments such as capers, minced echallot, and mustard. But it’s not just a classic French dish… it’s a staple of polish and [...]

By |September 4th, 2015|