Tag: Polish cuisine

Especially for Mother’s Day…

A holiday in the midst of spring in full bloom, on the second Sunday of May, is dedicated to those whom we love and appreciate most in our lives – our unsurpassed mothers. A day of affection, kindness, and care devoted to our birth givers and greatest confidantes. This Mother’s Day, show your utmost gratitude [Continue]

May 3rd Parade – Celebrate Polish National Constitution Day with “I love Poland and you should too!”

Every year in May, Chicago hosts one of the largest and most pompous parades in the country – the Polish Constitution Day Parade. Held for the 124th time as of 2015, this parade is held in honor of the first democratic constitution drafted in 1791 in Europe – that of Poland – which also happened [Continue]

Spring-time Grilling and Barbecuing!

    With the imminent rise of temperatures, trees sprinkled with blooming buds just waiting to crack open, birds chirping in the highest of notes, their melodies a pleasant change from the whistling of the winter chill, comes spring and with it the custom of grilling and barbecuing outdoors. After several months of being cooped [Continue]

“Smigus Dyngus” – the Polish “Wet Monday”!

Smigus-Dyngus, also known as “Lany Poniedzialek” or “Wet Monday“, held on Easter Monday, is that one day a year when it is absolutely acceptable for someone to pour a bucket of water onto another’s head and not get retribution for it! Hence why, most youths are more than excited for its arrival. A tradition held [Continue]

Ash Wednesday

     Ash Wednesday is a day unlike any other, marking the start of the forty-day-long Lent and devoted to the preparation for Christ’s Resurrection. It is a day of penance, reflection, and fasting. The symbolic sprinkling of ashes or marking of one’s forehead with ash in the shape of a cross, serves to remind us [Continue]

PACZKI DAY!

The start of every Easter holiday is marked by one special day which everyone, young and old, thoroughly enjoys – Paczki Day! In America most commonly celebrated on “Fat Tuesday”, in other words the day before Ash Wednesday, paczki (pohnch-kee) actually remain most heavily consumed on Fat Thursday, when the paczki sales are highest. What [Continue]

Lakotki Biscuits!

San Lakotki biscuits, imported exclusively by Lowell International Foods, are a sugary buttery and absolutely delicious treat for any time of the day – or night! This Polish specialty comes in four different flavors created to make your mouth water. Dessert Lakotki are delicate, white, and sprinkled with sugar, for an exquisite biscuit with a [Continue]

Kefir – A Natural Probiotic!

Kefir, for those of us who are not familiar with it, is a drink obtained from fermented milk. It is one of the most highly nutritious and oldest in nature of fermented milk beverages. Characteristic for its delicate refreshing taste, it works as a natural probiotic – a substance which stimulates the growth of microorganisms, [Continue]

Happy New Year from Lowell Foods!

New Year’s was not always held on the First of January – back in the day it was formally known as Akitu, and celebrated around the time of the Spring Equinox. In 46 B.C., a new calendar was introduced by Julius Caesar which circulated around the sun’s instead of the moon’s movements – officially moving [Continue]

Merry Christmas from Lowell Foods!

As you’ll wrap up your Christmas Eve dinner with you family, friends, and perhaps other loved ones, as the twinkling candles bright flame ceases a little under the weight of the already molten wax, and as the Christmas tree shines as bright as ever releasing its utmost spectacular pine scent all throughout, the delicious foods [Continue]