Polish Pottery Mart, tucked away in a historic Savage Mill, about half way between Washington DC and Baltimore. They import the finest hand crafted pottery directly from Boleslawiec, Poland, the historic town where Polish pottery originated over 500 years ago.
Their shelves and tables are heavy with a wide variety of beautiful patterns - both classic and "Unikat" decorations which are signed by journeyman artists and are great to collect. Visitors can pick from a selection of cups, teapots, sugar bowls and creamers for having a special tea party with your friends. Or choose a combination of mugs and a unique pitcher.
Their shop is so popular that they’ve already moved to larger spaces twice since opening their doors just a couple of years ago. And now an even bigger space is under construction right next door. (By the way, the new building will be big enough for us to hold a “Polish food chat” and book signing, as soon as our book is released April 15th!)
Great Grandmother Maria Grudzinska’s Chicken in Lemon Sauce
· One large chicken, skinned, roasted or boiled, de-boned, and cut into bite-sized pieces
· 2 tablespoons soft butter
· 3 tablespoons flour
· 1 3/4 cups chicken broth, boiling
· 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, (more or less to taste)
· 2 tablespoons chopped parsley (or dill)
In a small bowl mix the butter and flour very well. Stir in a few tablespoons of boiling broth. Transfer this mix to the pot with the remaining broth and bring back to a low boil. Add the lemon juice slowly, tasting as you go.
Add the chicken pieces to the sauce and heat gently. Transfer to a warmed serving dish. Sprinkle with chopped parsley or dill. Serve with rice, a green vegetable or salad. Smacznego!