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Pirozhki With Sauerkraut & Egg Filling

Dealing With First-World Problem The Third-World Way: Sauerkraut Pirozhki

Am I the only one constantly finding myself with a surplus of sauerkraut? Yeah, that’s how I know I am a crazy person. I love sauerkraut and make it at home all the time. Ever since I started reading on benefits of lacto-fermented (naturally pickled) foods and found out that sauerkraut stands a cut above […]

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Pass The Prosciutto -- Making Flat Pies With Parma Ham, Caramelized Onions, Roasted Beets & Goat Cheese

Flat Pies With Prosciutto, Roasted Golden Beets & Onions

The fall is here.  The leaves aren’t the only thing turning yellow and red.  Noticed how blogs everywhere start popping with red, yellow and brown colored dishes?  And that means the best foods are here, kids! And with the mother of all foods fall — Thanksgiving — just around the corner, it’s time to stock […]

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Danish Sweet Soup & Pancakes

Literary Works: Danish Sweet Soup & Pancakes

Russian literary genius Aleksander Pushkin concluded one of his fairy tales with these words: “The tale is a lie, but there’s a hint in it, a lesson for the fine lads”…  Indeed, we find that each fairy tale, while not exactly a true story, inevitably leaves us a breadcrumb trail of clues, tiny glimpses into the time when the […]

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Dilly Cheese Popovers made with Krondild (Dill) Cheese by Castello

NORTH Festival: Dilly Cheese Popovers

[SPONSORED POST]. This post is written for the HonestCooking.com NORTH Festival 2013. Dill is one of my most favorite herbs, and I use copious amounts of it in my daily cooking.  If you open my fridge on any given day, rest assured, you’ll find a bunch or two of dill somewhere in there.  I like […]

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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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Gravlax

Beautiful Food Made Easy: Gravlax

I am a big fan of smoked, cured, sushi-ed, poached, baked or seared salmon.  Anything salmon really.  But if you had to ask me what my favorite way to eat salmon is, I will, without hesitation, report “sliced-thin-atop-of-cream-cheese-slathered-chewy-bagel-with-capers-onions-and-tomato”.  Yes, I am like Ralphie from the Christmas Story,  who knew what his dream toy was and could […]

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Russian Burgers

Burgers, The Russian Way

I am going to say something utterly un-American right now.  But before you start rallying the outraged crowd  to go egg my car, just promise that you’ll finish this article first.  Here it goes: I don’t like burgers.  Whew… got that off my chest.

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