Sweet Buns with Farmers Cheese and Raisins

These  Sweet Buns with Farmers Cheese and Raisins are made with a slightly sweet yeast dough that is topped with sweet farmers cheese filling and is very popular in Eastern Europe. In Ukraine they are called “Vatrushka” and it is usually served…

Simple Homemade Strawberry Jam Recipe

I have all this strawberry harvest and it needs go somewhere; I think we knew this one was forthcoming, right? I’m trying to post as many recipes as I can to use up the supply. This homemade strawberry jam is very unique in a way that it’s supremely…

Turkey and Pork Meat Patties (Kotlety) – Котлеты

When I got married we visited my husband’s aunt, and she was serving this meat balls with mashed potatoes and salad. If you read my story, you probably know that my mom past away just shortly after I got married, so I really didn’t have anybody to ask…

Stuffed Tomatoes A La Grandmère

Stuffed Tomatoes A La Grandmère

The key to success with this simple stuffed tomatoes recipe is to start by selecting large vine ripened tomatoes.  Tomatoes should smell like you just picked off the vine in your own ” potager ” or vegetable garden. I did not have the option to…

Field of Saffron

The ingredients of Spain: Paprika and Saffron

I love Spain! It could be partly because it’s in my blood with my ancestors originating from the fishing port of Cadiz. And also because I love their attitude to life, family values, beaches, scenery and ever-blue and sunny weather. Then there’s…