Cheese salad (aka cheese spread, aka cheese dip)
December 10, 2011 in Recipes · No comments
It’s December, which means that people all over Russia are starting to prepare for New Year’s, by far the most widely celebrated holiday of the year in my home country. Most people will put up and decorate a tree, and presents for the children will be placed under the tree, for them to discover when they wake up on [...]Read more of this article.
July 8, 2011 in Recipes · No comments
Obviously, it’s not working out for me to post a recipe a month on this site. That project was a little too ambitious. It was also conceived at a time when I wasn’t sure what this website would become. Sure, it was created so that my business would have an online presence, but I was [...]Read more of this article.
Blini: Russian crepes
March 12, 2011 in Recipes · No comments
As promised, here is the recipe for Russian blini, or pancakes. There are two main types of blini: one made with yeast, and one without. Both are generally large and fairly thin, so you can fold them around fillings or toppings. The raised blini are slightly thicker; they have a holey, bubbly texture and that [...]Read more of this article.
What we ate in Europe
January 23, 2011 in Recipes · No comments
This month, instead of posting a recipe, I’m going to tell you about some of our most memorable food experiences during our recent trip to Europe.Read more of this article.
Cabbage pancakes: a latkes substitute
December 2, 2010 in Recipes · No comments
My recipe for cabbage pancakes, aka cabbage croquettes, cabbage patties, or cabbage fritters (in Russian, they are known as “kapustnye kotlety,” which would literally translate as “cabbage cutlets”). The idea is the same as potato latkes…Read more of this article.
Next recipe coming soon!
November 27, 2010 in Recipes · No comments
I just realized that I somehow managed to neglect posting a recipe in October, and now November is almost over too.Read more of this article.
Honey cake with sour cream frosting: very impressive yet easy to make
September 6, 2010 in Recipes · 5 comments
I baked this cake for last month’s Cake vs. Pie contest. Here is the recipe for you try at home and impress your family members and friends.Read more of this article.
Tomato and cucumber salad: the ultimate Russian summer salad
July 11, 2010 in Recipes · 3 comments
In the US, when you say “salad,” people typically think of lettuce-based green salad. In Russia, most people would conjure up an image of tomato and cucumber salad.Read more of this article.
My grandmother’s apple cake/pie
June 3, 2010 in Recipes · 7 comments
My grandmother died last week. I am not going to write much about it here, because I don’t plan to turn this website into a personal blog, and because it’s still too hard. I will only say that I will miss her terribly, and will share with you this recipe for her signature baking creation, a lattice-top cake (or pie) filled with grated apples.Read more of this article.
Radish, scallion and egg salad: a taste of spring
May 19, 2010 in Recipes · No comments
For me, nothing says spring like a crunchy, colorful salad made with radishes, scallions, and hard-boiled eggs (and maybe also some fresh dill), all dressed with sour cream and seasoned with a bit of salt and black pepper.Read more of this article.