Traditional Potato Pancakes / Tradiciniai bulviniai blynai

This is one of the easiest recipes to make the potato pancakes. Most of Lithuanians make potato pancakes according to this recipe. At least in this way potato pancakes were made in my grandparents and my mother’s house. Of course, the recipe can be adapted according to everyone’s taste – the ones who like more…

Cold Beet Soup / Šaltibarščiai

In my blog there was missing a one traditional, Lithuanian recipe – cold beet soup. It is really difficult to imagine summer without this soup in Lithuania. Usually, if you start making cold beet soup it means the summer has come, or the weather is warm enough that your body itself asks for a cold…

Traditional Curd Cheese Dumplings/Tradiciniai varškės virtinukai

That’s how my grandmother and mom used to make the curd cheese dumplings. Only they always eyeballed the quantities and the dumplings always used to come out the perfect taste! As I often helped them both in the kitchen, so I also prepare most of traditional Lithuanian dishes using eyeballing method. You will need only a…

Fluffy Curd Cheese Pancakes/Purūs varškėčiai

The curd cheese pancakes is one of the most delicious meal from my childhood. As a kid, I could eat curd cheese pancakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner… So, as you can see I really loved them! And now, at least once per month, I have to make some curd cheese pancakes, because I just…

Borsch/Barščiai 

There is a big diversity of borsch recipes – Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, etc. It could be even said that each Eastern European country has one or more specific ingredients in the borsch recipe, which makes borsch their country soup. In my own kitchen, I usually make borsch with sauerkraut and little pieces of meat, and…

Pork Pilaf/Kiaulienos Plovas

Who could refuse a bowl of evaporating and delicious pilaf?? 🙂 In Lithuania it would be probably difficult to find lithuanian, who wouldn’t like pilaf. Although pilaf is especially popular in many Asian, Balkan and other neighboring countries, Lithuania is not an exception neither (although it’s neither Asia nor Balkans :D). Perhaps pilaf adapted to…