Baking

Russian Easter Cake

Russian Easter Cake

Follow me on Instagram! RU Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter in a slightly different way. Our main dish on the table is usually Kulich or Easter cake. Traditionally it is made on Clean Thursday (3 days prior to Easter) along with the eggs, blessed in the […]

Candied Citrus Peel

Candied Citrus Peel

Follow me on Instagram! RU In Russia, we usually add candied citrus peel to our Easter cakes. I was not a big fan of them up until I actually made them from scratch. I kept snacking on them once I started making my own easter […]

Great Depression Cooking: Graham Bread

Great Depression Cooking: Graham Bread

Follow me on Instagram! 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 […]

Great Depression Cooking: Banana Bread

Great Depression Cooking: Banana Bread

Follow me on Instagram! 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 […]

Great Depression Cooking: Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Great Depression Cooking: Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Follow me on Instagram! 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 […]

Great Depression Cooking: Cheese Souffle

Great Depression Cooking: Cheese Souffle

Follow me on Instagram! 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 […]

Cobbler With Port Macerated Figs

Cobbler With Port Macerated Figs

Follow me on Instagram! 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. […]

Blackberry Thyme and Meyer Lemon Galette

Blackberry Thyme and Meyer Lemon Galette

Follow me on Instagram! 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 […]

Oatmeal Breakfast Cups

Oatmeal Breakfast Cups

Follow me on Instagram! 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 […]

Homemade Syrniki (Ricotta Pies)

Homemade Syrniki (Ricotta Pies)

Follow me on Instagram! 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 […]