Barszcz and Bigos

Winter Fruit

Somehow, this Christmas, has been really tough for me to be away from my Polish family. They are all in Poland now celebrating traditional Polish Christmas Eve supper… the barszcz… karp… uszka… and tomorrow, when they can finally have meat, my favourite dish – bigos, topped with the bison grass vodka….. And a reason I know that, is because I just spoke to my grandma and the rest of them when I called Polska at 9 o’clock this morning (supper time there)…

As I was thinking of trying to duplicate some of my family traditions, I thought of Poland’s long and exquisite tradition of carols and pastorals… Surprisingly, I got a chance to sing some of them tonight! What a long forgotten joy!