Thursday, March 28, 2013

Polish Easter Food

 It is always lots of fun to shop in the local Polish and Russian stores the week before Easter.  They are well stocked with all sorts of good Easter food.  I went to the Polish store yesterday.

 Apricot and nut kolaczki.

 Good smoked Polish ham.

 Cabbage rolls and pastry rolls filled with meat and sauerkraut and mushrooms.

Good Polish salami.

And pierogies.  Ever church in this city has pierogi sales going on this week.  My favorites are potatoes and cheddar and mushroom and sauerkraut.  You can find almost every filling you can imagine.  Some are filled with cottage cheese.  Some are filled with prunes (lekvar).  I can even find potato and jalepeno!  These are almost always fried in butter with onions and served with sour cream.

18 comments:

Patty Woodland said...

You are making me miss my grandmother. No chrusciki? No lamb cake? No lamb butter mold? Aaaaah, the memories.

Cuisine de Provence said...

Beautiful - but what about coloured eggs? I love painting eggs for Easter.

Kelly said...

I wish Maine was so diverse. I do miss that. The food looks wonderful.

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Wow, what delicious looking foods!!!

Lucky you. To have them available. And to be able to consume them. ,-)

Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

Gentle hugs,
"Auntie"

TARYTERRE said...

You're making me hungry.

Betty said...

Those look amazing!

Sunnybrook Farm said...

All of that really sounds good, my kind of food though we are English and German mostly.

Laurie said...

wow, thats a wonderful line up, makes me very hungry!!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Mmmmm, it all looks so good! Here in Edmonton you can get Tex-Mex perogies too. Yes, they taste exactly how they sound.

Danielle Luckenbill Mock said...

My grandfather and I make our own sauerkraut each year to can. I'm so boring that I only ever really serve it with pork. Reading your blog entry now has me excited to research recipes for using my sauerkraut in other ways - such as the perogies and pastry-stuffed yummies you described. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

Just found your site and loving it!! Love polish food! Being that I am polish I grew up on all of this stuff. Making homemade perogies for Easter:)..yum!!

backroadjournal said...

I haven't had delicious kolaczki since I left the small town in Texas that I grew up in. Now living in New Hampshire, is miss the delicious ethic foods that are not available in our area. Your post has mad me hungry...good thing it is almost dinner time.

John Gray said...

Thank you for that...interesting x

Candace said...

Oh my, if ever a good Polish boy from New Jersey was living in the wrong place, Mr. Squash would be him! I think I'll start lobbying for a market like that out here on the Prairie!
Cheers!

Barb said...

It looks like fun to shop for different cultural things!

Chris said...

Woot! Pierogis!!

Rue said...

Everything looks wonderful! Except the cabbage rolls. My poor Ukrainian mother - she could never get me to eat the cabbage rolls. Happy Easter!

Nellie said...

What amazing Polish treats!