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Pink pickled cabbage (sauerkraut) recipe

This recipe for pink marinated (pickled) cabbage I adapted from a couple of my Russian friends. I have been making this cabbage several times. It is easy to make and the ready pickled cabbage has sharp sweet and sour taste. … Continue reading

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Wild mushroom soup with barley & potato

When the cep (bolete, porcino) mushrooms are in season it’s time to make this nice simple and tasty mushroom soup. This is a traditional Russian chunky mushroom soup recipe. The soup is made with fresh wild (forest) cep mushrooms (better … Continue reading

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The best cabbage for pickling (salting) + simple sour cabbage slaw recipe

Russian sauerkraut again (it’s time to get down to salting / pickling!). What kind of cabbage is the best for home-made pickled (salted, sour) cabbage (kislaya kapusta, kváshenaya kapústa)? Another way to eat salted cabbage: a quick salad recipe

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Russian Pickled (Sour) Cabbage

Sauerkraut (pickled, sour, salted cabbage) is very traditional for Northern and Eastern Europe. Widely known in the world is Sauerkraut of German origin and it is slightly different from traditional Russian sour cabbage. German Sauerkraut has a very sharp salty and … Continue reading

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Russian squash spread “Kabachkovaya ikra” recipe

This classic Soviet time recipe of squash (marrow) spread (puree, sauce, dip) ‘Kabachkovaya ikra’ is actually made with marrows, not squashes. A marrow (large courgette or zucchini), see a picture below, is quite popular and widely grown in Russia. I … Continue reading

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