Month: January 2020

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 

Roast Quail With Brown Butter Four Seasons Vegetables

Roast Quail With Brown Butter Four Seasons Vegetables

Yesterday I saw a great deal on quail at my local grocer so I decided to make a roast quail for dinner. A lot of people are intimidated by quail (or other game birds for that matter) but the truth is they are no more 

Sumac And Pistachio Crusted Whitefish

Sumac And Pistachio Crusted Whitefish

One of my favorite things to make is a pistachio crusted salmon, but today I decided to get a bit experimental and make a sumac and pistachio crusted whitefish. For this recipe, I chose Iridescent Shark as the fish. Interestingly, it is not actually a 

J.A. Baczewski Vodka Soda

J.A. Baczewski Vodka Soda

Whenever I fly through Warsaw airport, I’m lucky that the LOT lounge carries my favorite vodka. This Baczewski vodka soda is my go to mixed drink while waiting for my next flight. In fact, the above picture is taken in the LOT inter-Schengen lounge. While 

Mixed Vegetable Curry (Sri Lankan Style)

Mixed Vegetable Curry (Sri Lankan Style)

During my time in Sri Lanka, I had many different home stay hosts teach me their authentic Sri Lankan recipes. My favorite of course had to be Winston, our host at Ella Sisila View. Our first night there we were having an evening tea when