Since discovering that one magical place where I could find all my favourite mushrooms, I have been back couple of times. Now on my hand I had about 30 king bolete mushrooms, also known as Penny Bun, cep or porcini. What a joy is to find them like this. Then I also found red-capped scaber stalk,… Continue reading What the nature gave me & Russian Julienne
I know I have not posted for more than two months. And there is always a good reason. I went to Estonia for two weeks at the end of July. When I came back, I noticed my camera was not working as good as before, out of the blue. In addition, every photo contains a… Continue reading Autumn indulgence
I have never made them before. I have made pelmeni or Russian meat dumplings many, many times, but never the chebureki. But I have recently had a lot of discussion regarding Russian food and chebureki is something that I always speak about. My mother made them at least once a month and we used to… Continue reading Russian fried meat pies – Чебуреки
I made this dish prior to leaving on a vacation. I had previously bought the last of the white asparagus season on a market, so that needed using up. And god knows white asparagus and fatty smoked eel are divine together. I also had to use up fresh peas and they really fit the picture… Continue reading White asparagus and smoked eel
When I was buying the main ingredients for the soup I was actually torn between making bouillabaisse or Flemish waterzooi. Then day later I decided as it is summer and I have cooked the other two fish stews in the last six months, it would be nice to go back to my roots. Aside from… Continue reading Russian Fish Soup – Уха
I would like to start my blog with how I like to start my day, ideally – poached eggs with wilted spinach, smoked salmon and hollandaise sauce. I like the sturdy older type of spinach, none of that baby-this baby-that what was so massively popular couple of years ago and thankfully now in declining trend.… Continue reading First blog post.