Category Archives: vegetables

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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Borsch soup with root vegetables

Borsch is a traditional Ukrainian vegetable soup with beetroot. Actually borsch is not a Russian cuisine (though, of course, it is very popular in Russia). In place of borsch there is shchi (Russian cabbage soup) in Russia. It seems like … 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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