• Blinchiki (Russian Crepes)

    December 13, 2020Jenna

    The best mornings start with a fresh stack of Blinchiki’s also known as Russian crepes. Growing up, this was my go-to breakfast item and I would gladly devour a stack all to myself. My grandmother insists that crepes must be eaten fresh, and smothered with strawberry jam and sour cream. The authentic Russian way includes a hot cup of black tea with a splash of half and half. It doesn’t get better than that. Russian crepes are essentially thin pancakes. Traditionally, you serve them as a breakfast item, stuffed with jam, cottage cheese, sour cream, or a variety of other…

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  • Olivye (Russian Potato Salad)

    December 10, 2020Jenna

    Olivye, also known as Russian potato salad, is a classic dish for any holiday, or special occasion. In my household this dish does not last long, and my grandma is quick to whip it up anytime I come over. Olivye is a Russian/Ukrainian twist on potato salad, and is incredibly easy to make. Most of the work is in the prep, but once you’ve done it a few times, it will be a breeze. Each family has their version for this recipe. But the main ingredients include: potatoes, eggs, pickles, carrots, peas, and kielbasa. My grandma would tell you that…

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  • Russian Sauerkraut

    December 8, 2020Jenna

    Sauerkraut is a staple dish in any Russian household. My grandmother will constantly remind you of what a great probiotic it is, and that your gut will thank you. Sauerkraut is made through the process of lacto-fermentation, a process that has been around longer than my grandmother’s grandmother. The fermentation process transforms the bacteria on the cabbage into a healthy probiotic, and produces a delightfully pickled sauerkraut. This recipe is incredibly easy to make, my grandmother says you only need to make it once to know the recipe for life. It requires very little equipment, four ingredients, and a little…

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