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Honey Cake With Walnuts & Prunes

Honey Cake With Prunes and Walnuts

I don’t remember how this recipe came about, all I know is that ever since I was introduced to it at around age fifteen, it was a hit every time it was served at our parties.  The reason for this success is a powerful combination of rich yet refreshing flavor and moist, smooth and feathery physique. For my American friends […]

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Making Russian Napoleon

Nostalgic Musings On Making Russian Napoleon Cake

From time to time, abiding by the unbending code of conduct of first generation transplants, I succumb to strong nostalgic cravings.  In case you are not the first generation transplant, let me explain.  I refer to craving foods I can’t have because there is no place to get them — either they no longer exist or […]

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Summer Cold Beet Soup

Easy Summer Refreshment: Cold Beet Soup

My grandma and mom used to make this refreshing soup very frequently in summer.  It was typically made from young beets — tender bunch beets no larger than 2-3 inches in diameter. The idea here is to extract as much flavor and color from the beets as possible in the shortest possible time.  Then you […]

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Turkey in Sour Cream & Dill Sauce

Turkey In Sour Cream & Dill Sauce

This is the way my mom always cooked rabbit.  Rabbit was served for New Year almost every year, alongside Salade Olivier, Carp in Tomato Sauce, Beet Salad With Prunes, Green Apple & Celeriac Salad, etc. My family (not me) has very rocky relationship with rabbit as food, so if you are anything like them, I […]

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Chipotle Bean Salad With Walnuts

Quick And … Fancy? You got it!

One of the both weird and heartwarming customs of my native land was (and I hope still is), showing up at the door of your best friends on a whim.  Sure, everyone is entitled to their privacy and down time, but there is just something inexplicably awesome about closest friends being so close that unannounced […]

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Beef Stroganoff -- an epitome of comfort food

Some Things Will Never Change…

Here it is — the mother of all homemade dishes. When mom cooked it, we were rushing back home from school, because we could smell it from the distance.  It’s an epitome of comfort food and, if you are lucky to be not counting carbs, home made noodles or mashed potatoes are in order.  Forget […]

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Cheese & Spring Vegetable Salad

Fail-proofing your New Year’s Resolutions

If you are one of the 38% Americans who decide to lose weight after New Year, you are probably smack in the middle of the buyer’s remorse period: the enthusiasm and hot-headedness of the first week of intense dieting and exercising had already worn off; you’ve toned down your exercise intensity, but you are still […]

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