We don't know how much we spend on food, we don't consider counting it, but most probably 300 Zloty (EUR75) a week. We care about the quality of the food we buy; we only buy something that we know that is good. We shop in small shops and medium size supermarkets, we never go to hypermarkets and we avoid discount stores. We buy all of our vegetables from the local farmer's market and meat from the meat market in town. We also make our own pickles, preserves, sauerkraut, jam etc. For those we buy the ingredients directly from farmers. During winter we eat more sauerkraut but in the summer we prefer fresh vegetables. We don't fully trust fresh vegetables in the winter like tomatoes and cucumber. During communism we used to grow our own vegetables in our garden and we had a little plot outside the town where we were growing potatoes.
We don't like the taste of readymade food so we prefer to cook at home. Also this is cheaper. We eat together everyday when Halina comes back from work at 15:00. Halina does most of the cooking but sometimes our son Pawe? cooks too. We are self made cooks, we didn't learned from anyone we just like to experiment. For Halina quality makes a good meal, for Eugeniusz quantity but we both agree that a well spiced meal is a good meal.