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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 […]

Chicken And Cheese Roti

Chicken And Cheese Roti

After making the best Sri Lankan Roti I’ve ever had (seriously, cop that recipe because you will love it) in Ella, I’ve decided to get a bit creative with fillings. After I checked into our guesthouse in Mirissa, I decided to give making a stuffed […]