Food in Russia: what's hot in a cold country

How to brew very Russian tea (with lemon)

Today I’ll show you how to brew tea Russian-style – and no, we’re not gonna use samovar! Sure, not every Russian brews it that way, some prefer other methods or … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · 7 Comments

Long time no see

Internet is amazing. Although my last post was more than a year ago, I’m still getting (nice) comments on my neglected blog. Many things changed since I wrote that post, … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pearl Barley Porridge (super-cheap, super-tasty)

Hey, seems like I disappeared again for no reason. Sorry for that. Today I tell you how to cook another porridge (or каша, “kasha”). It’s not a really popular dish … Continue reading

December 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pumpkin You Haven’t Eaten

In my childhood, I hated pumpkin. That time, however, we couldn’t afford to be too picky. Our garden provided us with lots of fresh produce that have to be eaten … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

About Lingonberries + Quick and Simple “Jam” recipe

Privet! Today I tell you about lingonberries (cowberries), as I promised in previous post. In Russian it’s called «брусника» (brusnika). Lingonberries are red berries growing in Russia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, … Continue reading

October 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sweet & Sour, Russian Style

This is by far my favorite way of eating tvorog. It’s so simple, I don’t even think I should write about it. But I love that combination so much and … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Why My Slow Cooker Is Better Than Yours

See, we don’t have slow cookers in Russia. At least, they are not at all popular. But we have some other thing that may be even better. Multivarka (multi cooker). … Continue reading

October 1, 2013 · 2 Comments