Baking

Great Depression Cooking: Graham Bread

Great Depression Cooking: Graham Bread

RU At the beginning of 1900, the United States experienced a massive flow of “smart” chemists who found many ways to add unhealthy ingredients, that sometimes were not even supposed to be in food. Flour was that once ingredient that suffered many transformations before we […]

Great Depression Cooking: Banana Bread

Great Depression Cooking: Banana Bread

RU In 1931 a book called “Aunt Sammy’s Radio Recipes” came out and was available nationwide in the bookshops. Aunt Samy was a fictional character and had her own cooking show called Housekeeper’s Chat. Its target audience was farm wives. She was introduced by the US Dept […]

Great Depression Cooking: Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Great Depression Cooking: Pumpkin Bread Pudding

RU When Great depression went in full strength in 1933, some families were struggling. Children were put into a weird diet, got sick very often and had an enormous vitamin deficiency. Some parents refused to let children go to school because they were too weak […]

Great Depression Cooking: Cheese Souffle

Great Depression Cooking: Cheese Souffle

RU Great Depression struck the United States on October 29th, 1929. It was a huge segment of history that changed the lives of millions of people who stood in lines in the cold to get supplies to feed their families. Former rich, poor, middle-class families, […]

Cobbler With Port Macerated Figs

Cobbler With Port Macerated Figs

RU Hello guys! Fall (or as I call it cooking season) is officially here! I know, I know you are probably all incredibly sad about the fact that summer is over, cold times are ahead and Christmas is too far away. As your beloved neighbor […]

Blackberry Thyme and Meyer Lemon Galette

Blackberry Thyme and Meyer Lemon Galette

RU When I explain galettes to the people, I always say “It’s like a giant cookie but with fillings and a lot tastier.” Even French Canadians call it that way, filling their galettes with sweet ingredients. However, term “galette” comes from the region of Brittany in […]

Oatmeal Breakfast Cups

Oatmeal Breakfast Cups

RU I usually post my recipes on Sundays, but today I decided to surprise you a little. I woke up to heavy rain and gusty winds on Wednesday. This kind of weather always reminds me of London where all that I ate for breakfast were: […]

Homemade Syrniki (Ricotta Pies)

Homemade Syrniki (Ricotta Pies)

RU As a proud Russian, I sometimes miss my grandma’s comfort food. Syrniki, which entire female population of my family used to make, was my favorite breakfast before school. My mom usually served it with sour cream, my grandma made it with strawberry preserves and […]

Lavender Shortbread

Lavender Shortbread

RU In between vanity and weekends, I usually get really hungry for sweets, but I just can’t let myself buy packaged desserts. It just doesn’t feel right to me. Plus you never know the full list of ingredients and the amount of sugar that the […]

Roasted Bosc Pears With Honey and Herbs

Roasted Bosc Pears With Honey and Herbs

RU Hey! Long time no see! Christmas stuff has taken me by the storm. Relatives have started flying into the city one-by-one, presents need to be wrapped and dinner need a little rehearsal. Since I’m only here for a few minutes let’s look at the […]