Moving Week Eats


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The moving truck in front of our old apartment building.

We are finally in our new home! Last weekend rushed by at breakneck speed and I am happy to announce that we survived.

Moving takes so much time and effort. My organized little mind does not like chaos, and the masses of boxes, stacked up possessions, disassembled furniture and just utter chaos at times have been driving me crazy. However, it also a huge motivation to get everything in order again and get settled in as soon as possible in our new home. I am so excited about getting my closets, drawers and every room organized again. My hands are just itching to get it all down right away.

In the meantime, food has been the last thing on my mind, but no matter how much I wanted to avoid it, we humans have this strange need to eat every day. It would be so much easier to just resume eating in a week, once everything is settled down again:). However, this is not the case. In fact, I think everyone was more hungry than usual, because we were all working so hard…. 

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Moving Week Eats


We are finally in our new home! Last weekend rushed by at breakneck speed and I am happy to announce that we survived. Moving takes so much time and effort. My organized little mind does not like chaos, and the masses of boxes, stacked up possessions, disassembled furniture and just utter chaos at times have… 

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Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake


How many of you like to eat homemade desserts, but don’t like to spend too much time on the preparations? I’ll raise both hands. The creator of the bundt cake and I would probably be kindred spirits. What a brilliant concept for a fancy presentation with minimal effort. I make all kinds of bundt cakes:… 

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Gazpacho


The first thing I want to plant when I have an actual garden of my own will be tomatoes. I can barely contain my excitement and the thought of reaching to pick tomatoes right of the vine in my backyard, almost brings me to tears. I think I can manage to grow the rest of… 

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Karina’s Bridal Shower


My baby sister is getting married this summer and I don’t even know h0w I feel about it. I guess my emotions are bittersweet. She has always been my cute little baby sister, and now she is going to be a married woman with a home and family of her own. Her fiancé, Eddy, is… 

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Belorussian Potato and Cheese “Souffle” Babka


Mashed potatoes have earned their respect on most holiday dinner tables. They are such a staple, and for good reason. I prefer potatoes over any other side dish. I guess this proves that I’m Slavic and not Italian in origin:). Today I introduce you to another way to prepare the spud. A “babka” is such… 

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Seared Shrimp and Summer Couscous


Moving Week is here! I say this with both exhilaration and trepidation. Part of me wants to sing and dance, and the other part wants to run away and hide until it’s all behind us. Ha ha. Simple dinners have full reign of my kitchen and time consuming ideas are beaten back with a stick…. 

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Kale Salad With Roasted Beets


Most people indulge in salads during the summer more than any other time of the year. I am the same way. I guess all the available abundance of fresh produce has a good effect on us. Even though my favorite salads are still the ones that I have been enjoying for years, like Creamy Spring… 

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Buckwheat and Mushroom Cabbage Rolls


Admit it, if you are Slavic, sometimes you get cravings for food that many other people would call wierd. Think of Seleyodka (pickled herring), Holodets, Salo, Borsch and many others. I’m sure you’ve gotten some strange looks when you open up your lunch box at work once in a while. Even though cabbage rolls are… 

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