Month: January 2020

Kumquat Bourbon Sour

Kumquat Bourbon Sour

One of my favorite things to do when traveling to new countries is to bring back a bottle of their signature alcohol. My favorite Greek island is Corfu (don’t @ me…I’ve seen plenty of other islands) and they are known for their kumquat liquor. You […]

Ribs Eggs Benedict

Ribs Eggs Benedict

I don’t know if this is a cheat entry to the website since I already have an article for Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict, as well as for Hollandaise Sauce. Not to mention the meat is just leftovers from my Honey Sumac Glazed Ribs. I guess […]

Honey Sumac Glazed Ribs

Honey Sumac Glazed Ribs

One of the best things about living in Ukraine is just how cheap pork is. This whole rack of pork ribs only cost me $3! This gives me so many opportunities to get creative with different glazing recipes and rubs. These honey sumac glazed ribs […]

Baked Mushrooms And Feta

Baked Mushrooms And Feta

I just bought some Emile Henry brulee dishes because I had plans to make creme brulee for Alona. However the first thing I made was a simple shiitake mushrooms and feta baked dish for one of our breakfasts. When I made my ribs eggs Benedict, […]

Cherry Chocolate Mousse Cake With Mirror Glaze

Cherry Chocolate Mousse Cake With Mirror Glaze

Well this cherry chocolate mousse cake may just be the most complicated thing I’ve ever done. The technical name for this type of dessert is an entremet cake. The truth is I’m not a huge baking fan because it is far too specific. However I […]

Ukrainian Cottage Cheese Bliss Bowl

Ukrainian Cottage Cheese Bliss Bowl

After spending a month in Bali, both Alona and I kind of got addicted to bowls. These Instagram friendly dishes are popular all over the island for their bright colors and healthy ingredients. If they are made with a smoothie base they are called smoothie […]

Ukrainian Meatballs (Котлети) Recipe

Ukrainian Meatballs (Котлети) Recipe

See the big pot in that picture? That was the amount of Ukrainian meatballs, or Котлети that Alona‘s babushka made for a holiday party. No, wait, that’s just one pot, there’s another of equal size just outside the frame. These are some of my favorite […]

Earl Grey Cupcakes With Blackberry Mascarpone Mousse Recipe

Earl Grey Cupcakes With Blackberry Mascarpone Mousse Recipe

This recipe idea actually came about as a way to use some leftover ingredients I had from making my Blackberry Mousse Earl Grey Entremet Cake. When I realized I had way more cake batter than I needed I figured…cupcakes. And to be honest, these Earl […]

Ukrainian Liver Cake (Печінковий торт) Recipe

Ukrainian Liver Cake (Печінковий торт) Recipe

This is one of my favorite Ukrainian recipes, and my main request from Alona’s babushka every time I stay over for holidays. This Ukrainian Liver Cake recipe is quite easy, but so delicious and rich. Finally, after four years of eating it, I determined it […]

Ukrainian Mulled Wine

Ukrainian Mulled Wine

One of the best things about winter in Europe is the Christmas markets. There’s nothing like putting on your parka and heading down to the Christmas market for a sausage and a cup of hot mulled wine. Unfortunately, if it is not winter, or you […]