Elzbieta and Jacek spend about 200 Zloty (EUR50) a week for food. We care about the food we buy. We buy healthy food but we believe that labels on food - organic, POP, etc - are more of a marketing thing than real quality assurance. We have a plot 10Km outside the town where in the summer we cultivate vegetables, herbs and fruits for our own consumption. We make preserves, pickles and we put herbs in salt for the winter. We keep all that in the basement. Our basement looks like a store. Mainly we shop in the local shops and in farmer's market. Rarely we go to supermarkets. Ania remembers that when she was a kid, 20 years ago, they weren't many sweets or vegetables in Poland. It was a hard time, people couldn't find meat and everybody had ration cards.
We cook and we eat together everyday. We only go to restaurants on special occasions. We are busy during the day so over the dinner we have the opportunity to talk about everything, good things, our problems, to enjoy each other and have a good time.
We all cook, we learned from our parents. A good meal depends on the products, if they are fresh or not. Healthy, fresh, natural products from the farmer's market make a good meal. In the summer we eat more vegetables and fruits. We like tomatoes very much; we could eat 1Kg of tomatoes a day. Also in the summer we don't eat soups but only salads.