The “heat wave” in Poland seems to have subsided for a while, as it’s cooler and often overcast. Yesterday we ran out of noms, and so made a trip to the local market, a small shop run by a family, and to the big grocery store on the town square.
In the little store there’s a selection of everything, including local fruit and vegetables. We bought some of the small plums for plum tart (see tomorrow). Note the flat peaches and sunflower heads, which are bought for nibbling the seeds:
Horseradish: a Polish favorite:
A selfie in the store:
And a visit to the “big store”: the 5-year-old supermarket in the town.
Salads and pickled stuffs (prices are in zlotys per kilogram (3 zlotys/per US$):
The usual huge selection of sausages:
And moar meats:
Meanwhile, back at home, the Princess sleeps off another night on the tiles. I got a lot of quality Hili time yesterday and today:
A preprandial walk; Cyrus, acting above his station, leads the way. Hili, as always, keeps a weather eye on where the humans are:
A noble cat by the Vistula:
For treats (and so I wouldn’t go pieless), Malgorazata made an apple pie with its crust on the top (no crust on the bottom). The filling included a thin layer of apricot jam over the apples. The crust included ground almonds, sugar, and butter:
The warm pie was topped with “vanilla sauce,” a Swedish product that Malgorzata always insists that her Swedish guests bring. It comes in a box (bottom picture) and is whipped with cold milk. For such a quick preparation it was quite delicious.