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…

Fluffy Farmer Cheese Pancakes / Purūs varškėčiai

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

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…

Zrazai – Pork Rolls/Zrazai su kiaulienos faršu

Zrazai in Lithuanian cuisine is a quite popular dish, often prepared for various holidays. Although zrazai came from Poland, but they are very widespread in Lithuania. These meat rolls can be made not only from pork, but from beef as well. I think they are made from beef even more often. The filling for rolls…