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Pecan Stuffed Prunes with Whipped CreamFebruary 28th, 2015 in Desserts by Julia Volhina
For some weird reason this dessert is called “Snow White and Seven Dwarfs” in Ukraine. But it doesn’t make its taste any less than awesome: sourish prunes, stuffed with nuts on a bed of fluffy whipped cream.
Prunes can be stuffed in advance, in fact nuts will taste even better after few hours in prunes. And then whip cream and assemble dessert right before serving it.
By the way, you can use other nuts instead of pecans, for example walnuts or almonds, whatever you like more.
Rabbit Stew with Mushrooms and Sour CreamFebruary 14th, 2015 in Main Dishes, Rabbit by Julia Volhina
Rabbit meat is considered to be lean and overall healthy meat option. We were cooking rabbits pretty often at home in Ukraine. But here in US I was never lucky enough to see one in store.
This seem had changed recently: both, Whole Foods and Giant Eagle Market District in area where we live, now started carrying young rabbits (I hope it isn’t some kind of trial).
So I couldn’t resist, bought one and decided to share this simple and yet pretty tasty recipe for rabbit stew with mushrooms and sour cream. I hope you like it as much as I do.
Meat Stew with BeansJanuary 31st, 2015 in Beef, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
If you are looking for quick recipe with meat – try meat stew with beans.
It is pretty quick and is not too complicated to do: cooking time will depend on the meat cut you use, but in average it is between 30 and 45 mins.
I used beef (chuck roast cut) for this one, but pork will work for this recipe as well.
Boiled Rice with OrzoJanuary 17th, 2015 in Sides by Julia Volhina
If you are bored with simple plain boiled rice, you can give this recipe a try.
This rice is fried in olive oil with orzo, seasoned with salt and a bit of saffron for color, and then cooked over slow heat in hot water (or broth) until ready.
Rice cooked like this has interesting color and taste. It works great as side dish for meat or poultry entrees. But can also be served as a dish on its own.
Hot Camomile Tea with RumJanuary 3rd, 2015 in Beverages, With Alcohol by Julia Volhina
If you are looking for comfort beverage to get warm during cold winter, try spiced hot camomile tea with rum.
Cinnamon and cloves spice the tea up, lemon juice flavors it and rum adds a bit of twist to the taste just enough to help with warming process, serve it hot.
I usually drink my tea unsweetened, but if you need some sweetness use honey (preferably) or sugar to taste.
Cabbage Baked with EggsDecember 20th, 2014 in Eggs, Main Dishes, No-meat, Sides by Julia Volhina
I don’t know how to call this dish: it is not a cake or pie, but it certainly looks like one; it doesn’t seem to be a casserole, but you can bake it in a casserole pan, it does look similar to quiche, but is not exactly a quiche.
I guess at very least it is an omelette, omelette with cabbage. Yes, I know, an unusual combination, but still pretty tasty.
Cabbage omelette doesn’t require a lot of time to prepare, can be served for breakfast or lunch as a dish on it’s own, but it also can be paired with meats as a side dish.
Apple, Sorrel and Lettuce SaladDecember 6th, 2014 in Salads by Julia Volhina
It seems to me that sorrel isn’t something very popular in cooking in this part of the world.
But just in case if you were looking for some recipe using it, here is one: fresh raw salad with sorrel, apple and romaine lettuce dressed with lemon juice and honey.
If dressing seems too sour for you, replace some juice with water and increase amount of honey, that should do the trick.