, , , ,

Yes! It’s true, our next “trip” is to Russia! I am very excited to debunk the theory that all there is in Russia is Borscht and Vodka!  Here is a peak into our world over the next few weeks:

Pelmeni- Little pasta rolls, Blinis, Zakuski (Russian tradition of famous appetizers), Beetroot soup, Cabbage Soup, Salted Cucumber, Cold Cod salad, Marinated Mushrooms, Chicken Liver Pate, Salmon, Sole with Vodka Sauce, Beef Stroganoff, Little Beef Dumplings, Burgers with Buckwheat and Fried Onions, Ubekistani Pilaf, Chicken Burgers with Mushroom Sauce, Chicken Kiev, Roast Goose with Apples, Potato Cakes with Mushroom sauce, Sauerkraut Salad with Cranberries, Courgettes with Smetana, Baked Cheesecake, Baked Apples with Cinnamon and Nuts, Russian Easter Cake, and yes we will have Vodka!!

Also, we’ll delve into Russian festivals and celebrations, geography and folklore! We’ll watch James Bond’s “From Russia with Love ” movie, although I am sure that we will watch a few other Russian movies.  We’ll listen to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and Nutcracker to name more of the popular Russian ballets and we’ll bend our ear towards Russian Folk music. Join me while I cook and learn, but first……

Here are some food pictures of Cuba’s last hooray!

Guava and Cheese turnovers

Cuban White Sweet Potatoes and Yuca Fritters

Cuban Style Pasta Salad

Diablo Shrimp

Mojo Pork Loin

Hasta Luego!! “see you later” as we head over to Russia>love Denise