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Cheetahs & Tigers

Cheetahs and Tigers and Cupcakes, Oh My!

Ah, the things we are willing to do for our offspring! I don’t consider my kid being spoiled. Yeah, she does get showered in gifts by grandparents a few times a year, but my husband and I aren’t big on that at all. Ok, maybe I am in denial about it, but in my heart […]

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Semolina+Sesame+Spelt+Sourdough bread in a stone baker

One Woman’s Trash… Making Bread In a Stone Baker

If you’ve been following this blog, you should know very well by now that I am a big fan of home made bread.  I’ve been baking my own wild sourdough bread for a few years now (thanks to my friend Rimma, who showed me the light), wrote about it plenty, and took some pretty decent pictures. […]

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Spiced mixed for Kharcho

Once Upon A Time: Reviewing An Old Review

Once upon a time, a Ukrainian girl met a good Southern boy and liked him so much that she tried to impress him with all sorts of old school Soviet cooking… She tried everything, and the only dish that was lacking in her repertoire was rabbit in creamy garlic sauce. The problem was — she […]

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Whole wheat batards with buckwheat

Always Be Cookin’

Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, […]

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Being in Charge

It’s funny how when we are placed in circumstances that are beyond our control, we tend to grab hold of some insignificant (in a grand scheme of things) aspect of life and with strange persistence and determination take full charge of it, just to get a feeble sense of being in control.

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Spinach Stuffed Lamb Cutlets

How I Ironcheffed My Dinner

I typically plan my meals quite loosely.  Once a week I pick a few cuts of grass fed beef from the freezer, maybe a pack of chicken thighs or breasts, plus whatever we bring from the store. Usually it’s a slab of wild fish or a cut of lamb.  Throughout the week, I couple the […]

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The Great Turkey Challenge

I don’t like turkey. There are several reasons I don’t enjoy this gigantic meat globe, and I am not about to go into details. Just let’s leave it at the bare facts: turkey is not my cup of tea. This Thanksgiving I was spared off the Turkey duties, thanks to my generous and hospitable family, […]

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