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Posts by Olasz  

Joined: 17 Feb 2009 / Female ♀
Last Post: 21 Mar 2009
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Posts: Total: 69 / Live: 25 / Archived: 44
From: UK, Doncaster
Speaks Polish?: yes

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Olasz   
12 Mar 2009
Food / Polish food in Pictures. [277]

Yaba :) Thanks for the link, but I wouldn't recommend that web page. Why? Not really traditional polish recipes (oregano and thyme in golabki?! never! no rice in stuffing?), many misspellings, nooo.

Thank you for your kind offer of help with translation, I'm Polish so I think i can manage on my own ;)
Olasz   
12 Mar 2009
Travel / My impressions from Poland [26]

-Sandals and socks
What is this with all Poles wearing sandals and socks at the same time?! I thought sandals were supposed to be worn on the bare feet. :)

Are you kidding me? I'm Polish, 2/3 of my live spent in Poland and the only place I met people wearing sandals+ socks was Iceland! Seriously.
Olasz   
11 Mar 2009
Love / Nice Polish women photos [329]

Walbrzych - 10 miles from the place I was born

and 10 miles from the place where I was born :)
Olasz   
11 Mar 2009
Food / Polish food in Pictures. [277]

Well, the recipe is not mine nor is the web page :) So amending is not an option, but just give me some time - I'll make golabki, and post it with the recipe on my food blog, ok? :)
Olasz   
11 Mar 2009
Food / Polish food in Pictures. [277]

Golabki have minced meat in the stuffing, I thought the tutorial could be interesting, not the recipe :)
Olasz   
10 Mar 2009
Food / Polish food in Pictures. [277]

Great photo Pomorzanka! is it yours?

Here's my rustic sourdough bread


  • rustic sourdough bread
Olasz   
10 Mar 2009
Food / Recipe for Polish Zapiekanka [25]

proper tatar sauce[/url] has no mushrooms in it
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tartar_sauce
Olasz   
10 Mar 2009
Food / Recipe for Polish Zapiekanka [25]

mashroom sauce? you sure? could that be mix of grated champions onion and cheese? simply mix it up, cover you bread (or bread rolls) and shove it into an oven?
Olasz   
3 Mar 2009
Love / What do Polish girls think about Gypsies? [116]

Well, I'm Polish, can't say I don't like them :]
There're people and people.
Search the Internet for examples of polish-rome marriages...
Olasz   
2 Mar 2009
Life / What Polish people think about the Italian and Spanish men? [39]

Short reaserch among my girl friends...
Italian guys - lazy bastards with huge egos, only egos ;)
Spanish guys - no way to understand them/vain roosters...

My point of view:
Italian guys - after brief "training" on different ways of showing respect to women in Italy and the rest of Europe they are fun to be with.

Spanish guys - as soon as they are done with showing off - simply perfect! I was amazed to see how they manage to be a family guy and macho at the same time. Friendly, fun to be with, know how to talk about feelings, a bit teritorial :) I love Spaniards talking English :)
Olasz   
28 Feb 2009
Life / Polish Organizational Skills [83]

how about Brits driving on all 3 lines of a motorway, all the cars with the same speed, no room for overtaking? :D
In Germany - 1 line for trucks, lorries, slower cars, midle one for overtaking, a bit faster frivers, and 3rd one for speeeeeeeds.
In Poland it's hard to find 3 lines on a motorway, but still - there's enough thinking so there's a chance to overtake ;)
Olasz   
27 Feb 2009
Life / Polish Organizational Skills [83]

When I need to vent I knead a dough for sourdough bread ;)
I enjoy the forum very much, so many topics as seen from the other side of the fence. Thanks for the opportunity. btw - looks like the grass is equally green on both sides ;)

I'll try to do my very best to meet your "demands" ;) (is that correct? doesn't look right...) I'm just not sure my not-so-perfect English will let me :) Waiting for that bit about hats off - sorry, haven't got one :-P If you ever come up with something about silk ties and suits... ;)
Olasz   
24 Feb 2009
Life / Polish Organizational Skills [83]

You're quite right with this, but did you learn your native language with you parents saying "this is past tense, we use this... ". No. You learn by copying what they say and learn what words and phrases are in context.

I think I know what you mean. What I meant wasn't them giving me full lecture on grammars, acknowledging existence of tenses would be good enough. One night I asked all the Brits (as the first one and next, and next hasn’t got a clue) working on my shift if they know what "tense" is. They didn't know, the only thing they could think of was a spring ("tense? as in a spring?). I just can't imagine not knowing, that's something we learn in primary school.

Could you explain to me the noun cases and when to use them along with all the possible endings? I suspect not, but if you can, then I sure hope you live in Gdansk and have some teaching skills because i'll need to meet you. I've known Polish teachers who can describe the tenses perfectly, but barely knew phrasal verbs and couldn't pronounce 'th' without saying 'd'.

I could, but hate it with all my hart, well, I hate grammar as whole, but was forced to learn in anyway. Even if I might not be sure of smth I’ll know where to find out, as I know it exist ;)

Sorry, not Gdansk, but hey, remember the Internet thing? one may exchange information that way ;)

As for you putting everybody in the same sack. Well, I guess we are, but we are saying 'on the whole', not 'all people'. We're making generalisations and from my experience, I've not _yet_ met any Pole who is a good organiser. Most certainly not in the older generations.

Thank you, I’ll try to remember „on the whole” and “generalizations”, I promise I’ll :)

Finally, your comments about Brits nto knowing where places are or what things are like olives, sadly, in many cases this is true. It was recently(?) shown that many school children are incapable of identifying a vegetable in its raw form. They were also completely unaware that chicken doesn't actualy grow in boxes in the kitchen of McDonalds!

Thanks God for Jamie Oliver ;)
Olasz   
23 Feb 2009
Life / Polish Organizational Skills [83]

Makes me sad - reading this tread. We're not completely useless bunch of sheep. It's easy to chuck everyone in one sack and made judgments, BUT to get to the truth one needs to make some effort. Ever cross your minds that we're just like any other nation? Some of us do posses organizational skills, some don't. Some're too old to kill old habits, some to young to remember "old times". Some find themselves in kind of a situation with bossy boss who likes to be asked before any decisions are made. Looks to me some of you are making the same mistake I made whet first time went to live abroad – judging the nation by few people only.

I could say all the Brits’re usless, don’t even know what grammatical tenses are (!), think Las Vegas it’s somewhere on Sahara (as LV it’s somewhere on a desert, the desert must be Sahara, as there’s only one isn’t it? Sahara in Africa? How could it be – one can see it in Hollywood-made movies so it’s bound to be in States…) and olives are flat round things one can find on pizza… Only because I live in old mining town and meet Brits general-operative-kind doesn't mean all are like this, or at leas I hope so ;)
Olasz   
18 Feb 2009
Food / Polish food in Pictures. [277]

what I really truly miss is polish bread, not the one you can buy nowadays, but sourdough from a proper bakery


  • beer bread
Olasz   
17 Feb 2009
Food / Polish food in Pictures. [277]

enyone tasted kopytka with dill sauce or brown butter :) or fried? now I'll have to eat something, damn ;)
Olasz   
17 Feb 2009
Off-Topic / What's your connection with Poland? Penpals. [402]

I'm Polish, in UK since 2005.
Just started to teach Polish few weeks ago and came here to have a look at foreigners point of view on Poland, language, Poles.
Hope you won't mind me staying here for a bit :)
Olasz   
17 Feb 2009
Food / Barszcz in a bottle, how much water should I use? [8]

If it doesn't says anything on the bottle you'll have make small experiment ;)
Easy way is to make a broth with stock cubes, you could add a bit of smoked bacon (pinch of smoked paprica will do, but that's not "orthodox" ;) ), some marjoram, salt and pepper to tase and then barszcz from that bottle of yours, start with 1/3, stir, try if it;s not "watery", add 1/3 of a bottle more if needed etc.

Some people add dash of winegar and some sugar. I don't.
Have a look at entry in this guy's blog, in english. He's made barszcz, you just use barszcz from a bottle instead of beetroot, ok?

realepicurean.com/2009/01/barszcz-czerwony-polish-beetroot-soup/
Olasz   
17 Feb 2009
Food / Polish food in Pictures. [277]

You did a great job on kopytka :) Next time remember to cut them at the angle (aprox. 45) for more true look :)