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What Spring Tastes Like

In Beverages, Cakes and Bakes, Soups and Salads, Travel On March 5, 2013 2 Comments

The weather has been gorgeous for the last week or so. Chilly mornings. Crisp days. Biting nights. Gosh, I love cool weather! Kevin and I went for a… Read More »


Eyelet Pancakes for the Russian Sun Festival (Масленица)

In Cakes and Bakes On February 25, 2013 1 Comment

I might be a tad early with this recipe for Maslenitsa, an Eastern Slavic religious and folk holiday that marks the end of winter and the arrival of… Read More »


Zippy Orange Soufflés with the Best Chocolate Sauce

In Sweets and Desserts On February 10, 2013 1 Comment

I have to override my statement about celebrating New Year two times a year in one of the previous posts: Chinese New Year actually makes it three. Remember… Read More »

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All Natural Steamed Rye Bread . . . in a Can

In Cakes and Bakes On February 6, 2013 5 Comments

A can of all natural steamed rye bread, anyone? I am giving away a litter of half a dozen cans after a week’s worth of experimenting and feasting… Read More »

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Mushroom-Stuffed Pork Chops and Russian Root Vegetable Salad

In Main Dishes, Side Dishes, Soups and Salads On January 20, 2013 4 Comments

Every time I make this recipe, I feel like a newlywed. Maybe it’s the smooth, silky touch of the Baby Bella mushrooms that caress my fingers as I… Read More »

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Ring In the Old New Year with a Bowl of Wholesome Potato Varenyky with Caramelized Onions

In Main Dishes On January 14, 2013 6 Comments

Though pretty Americanized by now, I find it convenient to feel more Russian on certain days throughout the year. Such days are few, and they mostly coincide with… Read More »


Whipping Up Some Snow and a Festive Cake

In Cakes and Bakes On December 7, 2012 3 Comments

As Christmas is drawing near, the weather here in South Florida seems to be getting warmer and warmer. Pretty depressing, if you ask me. I don’t know how… Read More »

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An Authentic Russian Cake for an Authentic Russian Wedding

In Cakes and Bakes On October 23, 2012 3 Comments

So my younger sister Katya (a.k.a. Kate) got married, and I got to witness a demure but incredibly powerful ritual of an authentic Russian wedding. The St. Prince… Read More »

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Pig Licking Carrousel Cake That’s Pig Licking Good and a Way to Slow Down Time

In Cakes and Bakes, Kids On October 20, 2012 2 Comments

I had been brainstorming this cake for Nikolasha’s fifth birthday for about six months. Little by little, detail after detail, I had been putting together a picture of… Read More »

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Moldovan Adzhika Makes Its Way onto Latino-Inspired Gluten-Free Appetizers

In Canning, Condiments On September 27, 2012 2 Comments

  It is one of those family recipes that have seen a lot and are rightfully qualified to be called heirloom. Mom picked it up while Dad was… Read More »