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Liver pâté recipe. Easy!

Liver pâté is an easy and quick yet delicious starter or appetizer (hour d’oeuvre) as well as sandwich filler. I’ve noticed that there are two categories of people out there: those who hate liver and those who love it or … Continue reading

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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 recently and have already made this cabbage several times. It is easy to make and the ready pickled cabbage has sharp sweet and sour … Continue reading

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Marrow vegetable recipe: pan fried marrow

We already wrote about marrow in the recipe for Russian squash/marrow dip / sauce (kabachkovaya irka). This is another popular recipe with marrows in Russian / ex. Soviet cuisine. Marrows were widely known vegetables in Russia while courgettes (zuccinies) arrived … Continue reading

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Tomato slices with cheese & garlic

I remember tomato slices with cheese and garlic on the table set for guests back in Russia when I was a teenager.  A simple set of foods for this lovely starter was usually present in every Russian household, even in … 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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