Zapiekanki, Dzelten Maize and Part 3 of My Versatile Blogger Award Nominations!!

My favorite food in Poland (OK, one of my favorite foods in Poland) is zapiekanki, and from sessions at nometne as a child – dzelten maize.

The zapiekanki that conjur up the best memories for me were (probably still are) sold by outside vendors near the bus and train stations in Rzeszow. These  are similar to grilled French bread pizzas topped with lots of minced mushrooms, melted cheese and a spicy tomato sauce. Rzeszow was a town we frequently had to stop through en route to pretty much much most other places in Poland. And Dzierzoniow, as I recall, also had some great ones.

I can still recall the delicious smell wafting around us as fabulous memories of standing in long lines with my friends and family during trips – summer romps to Solina in the Bieszczady Mountains and in the winter – to the resort town of Zakopane in the Tatra Mountains. At each stop along our way, we had to sample the local zapiekankie and to restock our drink and snack supply. Definately more on these trips coming up in future posts – and I will tease you by saying – they were wild times.

In the Catskills, in Nometne  – the Latvian summer camp I went to – it’s the yummy smells of dzelten maize that send me back in time. The cooks there would bake batches of the sweet yellow bread and it was soooooo good dunked in hot chocolate at the end of the day during the night snack.

Both of these fantastic treats are very different, yet delectably equal in my heart.

Which leads me to the last of my Versatile Blogger Award nominations. They are all very different, yet delightfully equal in my heart.

Enjoy!! (I have also included my previous ten nominations, in case you missed them, along with the “seven things about me” list, in case you also missed those…)

My last five The Versatile Blogger Award nominations are:

Ramble On.

A Poem Each Day

Our Story Begins

The Truth About Moms

Musings of a Stay-At-Home-Mom

My previous ten nominations…

One Day at a Time

Diapers and Stilettos

Laurie J. Long

Mama, Hear Me Roar

Life As A Divorced Dad 

Almost Super Mom

See Jane Write

Everyday Commotion

Always Ashley

One Lovely Atlantic Mama and Family

And…seven things about myself:

#1…I LOVE spicy food.

#2…I have 2 favorite movies, “Wuthering Heights” with Tom Harding, and “Julie and Julia”, with Meryl Streep.

#3…I was born in the year of the Monkey.

#4…My dream vacation is to go to Monaco.

#5…I use coupons and coupon codes on EVERYTHING I buy.

#6…Champagne is my favorite drink.

#7…I own a ridiculous number of books.

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14 thoughts on “Zapiekanki, Dzelten Maize and Part 3 of My Versatile Blogger Award Nominations!!

  1. lazyhippiemama

    Oh my goodness! This made me hungry!

  2. congratulations!!!

  3. Congratulations!!

  4. Thanks for the comment Vicky about my posting about Moving With Children! Good luck on your move to our wonderful coastline with your 5 kids!

  5. Teresa Cleveland Wendel


  6. We went to a wonderful Silver Wedding celebration and reaffirmation of vows in Poronin. I was too busy eating cheese in Zakopane to try the zapiekanki. Must remember next time!

    • Again, another favorite food of mine. I appreciate a nice hunk of Huntsman Cheddar or a Stilton on a buleczka…

  7. those snacks sound divine!

  8. I have some new foods to try! Congrats on your nominations!!

    I also stopped by bc you had started following me at but I switched to self hosting the blog now, and couldn’t take some of the wp followers with me. So I hope you stop by again and rejoin!

  9. Ok…I am hungry.

  10. Very lively details about you here, Vicky! And thanks for introducing me to yet another five bloggers with which I was unfamiliar! Those two foods you describe here have me SO hungry!

  11. Carley

    Hey! Thanks for the nomination! 🙂 I’m looking forward to checking out the other nominees, and reading more of your blog as well.

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