Russian Brined Lingonberries are a traditional food most popular in the north of the country, and prized for both its taste and medicinal properties.
Salads and side dishes
Mushroom is one of the most mysterious nature’s creations. It is a fungus that reproduces through release of spores. But it is classified as a plant even though it doesn’t engage in photosynthesis. It can nourish or it can kill… or it can inspire to write ‘Alice in Wonderland’.. […]
While I’m waiting for farmers market apples to cost less than a baby panda, I decided to try a recipe for Russian brined plums that I’ve had in the back of my mind for a while. The turning point was getting hold of a whole bunch of plums that were […]
Spicy lacto fermented eggplants, full of intense flavor, nutrients and probiotics, make a perfect side dish to go along with savory meals.
Have you ever tried cooking buckwheat only to find out it turns into a pot of mush? Every roasted variety I ever got that’s not imported from Europe is that – unappetizing mess that I have no interest in eating. No wonder buckwheat is not nearly as popular as some […]
Full of flavor, probiotics and nutrients, Russian brined apples are a traditional ferment that goes back countless generations.
The other day I tossed a bunch of peeled and chopped root veggies in a big roasting dish without any rhyme or reason, only sprinkled with ghee and salt; and I loved the combination of red beets and parsnips so much that I had to make them again today separately. […]
Potato pancakes originated as a peasant food in Russia ages ago. There are references to them in literature that dates back 500-600 years ago. Throughout history, potatoes were cheaper than flour, and easier to store, and have always been a true staple. There are a lot of variations of potato […]
There are two types of people that eat and appreciate liver, those who grew up in a culture where it was considered a normal, not an ‘ewww, weird’ kind of food, and those who are trying really hard to love it because of its amazing health benefits and its status […]
Russian folks are pretty creative in the way of coming up with interesting dishes from the same old boring ingredients. Sauerkraut, pickles, beets, potatoes, carrots – what else can you do with them, right? Well, combine them in a way where these staples get a new delightful taste and lovely […]
If you want to add beautiful colors to a meal, or make amazing little appetizers to impress a friend – you should try this Beet Salad with Citrus And Avocado. It can be made with raw julienned beets, or home fermented beets (which is what I prefer) to increase flavor, […]
If you would like to include more lacto fermented foods in your life, but getting bored with pickles and sauerkraut, these Lacto Fermented Korean Carrots are a good variation. They are very spicy, with a slight resemblance to kimchi (minus the smell!), crunchy, tangy and a bit sweet. This dish […]