When I think of vegetables, I think of a side dish or a salad. The vegetable could certainly play an important part of the main dish, but usually in a form of a wrap or a container for delicious stuffing, or a backdrop to fragrant meat. To put it into an American way of thinking — vegetables are […]
This is my dinner from last Tuesday. I’ve been meaning to make this for a long while. What took so long? Lack of careful planning — when I have the fish, I don’t have the white onions, when I have fish and onions, I don’t have the dough. Finally, they all came together to my […]
Yep. We overbought bananas. Again. I think my family is secretly trying to force me into baking sweets. Somehow we always have exactly three overdone bananas left — three is just enough for a banana bread.
Some time before we moved to the U.S., we decided to hire a tutor to brush up our English. The lady was a former compatriot of ours, who had emigrated a long time ago to the U.S., lived there for years and years, and then came back to Ukraine to enjoy her retirement in the […]
Sunday mornings were fun when I was a kid. My sister and I woke up at 9:30 am, unceremoniously crawled into our parents’ bed, waking them up, and got ourselves ready for the weekly TV program called “The Alarm Clock”… It was a Sunday variety show for kids, filled with songs, dance, cartoons, riddles, clowns […]
In search of some new ways of using lamb — we had a surplus of it this week — I found a neat recipe here. It seemed fairly straight-forward and sounded very promising, although no picture was provided. Who posts recipes without pictures these days, I wonder. In hindsight, I probably shouldn’t have attempted it […]
Growing up in Ukraine, we were consuming vast quantities of farmer cheese. It was a staple, the kind of thing that you almost certainly would find in anyone’s fridge. It was cheap, it was filling, and it was made from whole milk. Not ricotta. And certainly not the slimy clumpy foodstuff charmingly called “cottage cheese” […]