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Stuff Russian People Like: Honey

Do you like honey? I used to hate it, to be honest. The texture, the smell…it just tasted….weird. I’ve been using honey as a natural sweetener for morning oatmeal and baking for the past year or so. When you mix … Continue reading

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Russian Cheese

I’ve caught myself complaining about food in Moscow. Restaurants are expensive (a cappuccino, for example goes for about $7), and you can never be sure about kiosks and even some grocery stores. I’ve been sold overpriced moldy fruit and bad … Continue reading

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The Biggest Pot of Borscht Ever

I really liked this collection of photo’s – the awesome, slightly cranky cooks peeling onions in their hairnets, the buzz-cut soldiers, and TONS of military-rationed food…..not to mention the biggest pot of borscht I’ve ever seen! The pictures were apparently … Continue reading

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Happy Friday! (with pancakes)

So, did you make pancakes for maslenitsa?? It’s been a hard week with work, and I’m spending Saturday at the office – it’s all hands on deck in the lead-up to Russia’s presidential elections next week. Don’t get me started … Continue reading

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Happy Friday!

It’s been SO COLD this week! I spent all of Tuesday and Wednesday working on weather stories from around Russia with video of icicles, the frozen Caspian Sea, birds dying in the Crimea and people having their frost-bitten fingers bandaged … Continue reading

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Happy Saturday morning!

I’m so glad it’s the weekend!!! Economist husband and I have a tradition of sleeping in late, eating pancakes for breakfast and listening to a sermon together on those Saturday mornings that we both have off work. This Saturday is … Continue reading

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Stormy July Night Panzanella

After a long, hot day – the sun so scorching that the pavement melts, and the trees wither… When storm clouds start piling up beyond the farthest apartment towers that you can see west in Moscow… And the wind whips … Continue reading

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