Month: June 2020

Vatrushka (ватрушка) With Fresh Fruit

Vatrushka (ватрушка) With Fresh Fruit

Vatrushka is a sweet cheese bun that’s popular in Eastern Europe. All throughout countries like Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine you can find these cheese pastries offered, usually for breakfast. This is the second recipe (after Chakhokhbili) that I made from my recently acquired 1939 USSR 

Bublik (бублик)

Bublik (бублик)

Bublik (pronounced boob-lick), or Bubliki for the plural, is the Ukrainian version of a bagel. In fact, there’s very little difference in my opinion between the two. They are both yeasted bread rings that are boiled before baking, and commonly topped with sesame or poppy 

Peach Coconut Macaroons

Peach Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons are a super easy and tasty treat that are wonderful for people who love coconut. For these peach coconut macaroons I used just a teensy bit of fresh peach puree to give these sweet desserts a twist. The great thing about this recipe 

Chakhokhbili (ჩახოხბილი) | Georgian Chicken Stew

Chakhokhbili (ჩახოხბილი) | Georgian Chicken Stew

Chakhokhbili is a traditional Georgian stew made from chicken simmered in a fragrant tomato based sauce. I recently acquired a 1939 USSR cookbook called The Book Of Tasty And Healthy Food (Книга о вкусной и здоровой пище) that has seemingly 1000+ recipes from various countries 

Seared Scallops With Lemon Caper Pasta

Seared Scallops With Lemon Caper Pasta

Scallops are one of my absolute favorite seafoods and the only thing I hate about them is that they are so expensive. Luckily I was able to find these quite large ones for about $1 each which I felt was a good deal. When I 

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Mexican Hot Chocolate is one of my favorite wintertime drinks, and something I would get every year while walking around my neighborhood looking at the Christmas lights. It is rich, warming, and has a kick of spice which really makes it something special. This recipe 

West African Peanut Stew

West African Peanut Stew

I haven’t cooked a lot of African food before but as soon as I saw this West African Peanut Stew I knew I had to make it. It can also be called African Peanut Butter Soup depending on the consistency of the finished dish. I 

Pornstar Martini (Passionfruit Martini)

Pornstar Martini (Passionfruit Martini)

The pornstar martini, also known as the passionfruit martini, or passion star martini, is one of the most popular cocktails in the world. According to the well respected Difford’s Guide, it has been their number one viewed cocktail for the past 5 years. One of 

Fondant Potatoes

Fondant Potatoes

One of the most decadent potato dishes after pommes anna in my opinion are these melt in your mouth fondant potatoes. Using an unhealthy amount of butter, these fondant potatoes are a bit more time consuming, but well worth it. They are also one of 

Baked Mediterranean Sea Bass

Baked Mediterranean Sea Bass

Maybe I’ve just been playing too much Animal Crossing, but I’ve had a hankering for a baked sea bass and finally got around to buying a couple. These baked Mediterranean sea bass’ are so good, and only need a simple dressing up. If you saw