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Borscht (Beetroot Soup)

May 31st, 2009 in Hot Soups, Soups by Julia Volhina
Borscht (Beetroot Soup)

Borscht (borsch, borshch) or beet root soup is very popular in a Eastern and Central Europe countries. Who of you didn’t hear about russian or ukrainian borscht?

It is one of 3 common things which usually come to people minds when they are asked about Russia or Ukraine. Well, other 2 would be: good looking girls and vodka, of course.

As you’ve probably noticed, this blog is about cooking (not about dating or drinking), so I will show you how to make Borscht (Beetroot Soup) in this post, please use Google to find more info on slavic brides or famous russian alcoholic beverages if you feel like this.

Fried Potatoes

May 24th, 2009 in Sides by Julia Volhina
Fried Potatoes

I think fried potatoes is one of the first dishes I learned how to do myself when I was a kid, well besides sandwiches of course. So believe me it is easy to do.

Fried potato is great side for any kind of fried main dishes: meat, poultry, fish or even vegetables. And unlike the french-fries (which is kind of similar food) fried potato use much smaller amount of salt and oil, so I believe it is a bit more healthy.

Crepes (Thin Pancakes)

May 16th, 2009 in Main Dishes, No-meat by Julia Volhina
Crepes (Thin Pancakes)

Crêpes (crepes, thin pancakes, blintz, bliny, mlynchyky) can be served with various dips and plain fillings (fresh fruits, sour cream, honey, jam, sugar, etc) or be staffed with more complex fillings like mushroom & cheese sauce, meat and rice, eggs and green onions stuffing, etc.

But in any case you will need to prepare crêpes first and that requires agility and some kind of training. Read how I prepare them in the step-by-step guide.

Tzatziki Sauce

May 9th, 2009 in Sauces & Dips & Spreads by Julia Volhina
Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki (can be spelled as tzadziki or tsatsiki) is yogurt and cucumber cold sauce of Greek cuisine.

It can be served separately as a dip or with meat entrees as a sauce. It is perfect addition for the gyros or souvlaki.

Boiled Rice Side Dish

May 2nd, 2009 in Sides by Julia Volhina
Boiled Rice Side Dish

Boiled rice is a perfect side dish for any kind main dish, especially for spicy food.

Boil rice till it is half-ready and then steam it with a butter. Rice grains become soft and crumbly, but not overcooked.

Cotopulo Gyros (Greek Chicken with Spices)

April 26th, 2009 in Chicken, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Cotopulo Gyros (Greek Chicken with Spices)

Gyros is Greek meat dish (right, it can be not only chicken gyros, but also beef, pork or lamb).

To make it: marinate sliced meat, place it on a tall vertical spit, which turns in front of a source of heat and cut meat out when is ready…

Well I don’t have such vertical spit at home, so I prepare gyros in a different way.

And I like the gyros made of chicken more, so it is why that post about “Cotopulo Gyros” after all. And yes, it is spicy!

Potato Cakes with Tomato-Mushroom Sauce

April 18th, 2009 in Main Dishes, No-meat by Julia Volhina
Potato Cakes with Tomato-Mushroom Sauce

Potato, mushrooms and onions are almost all you need to make potato cakes in tomato-mushroom sauce.

Original vegetables only (no-meat) main dish recipe which doesn’t require a side dish.