Today I am introducing Farmer’s cheese recipe to your attention. Farmer’s cheese is somewhat similar to cottage cheese, with cottage cheese having larger curds. Farmer’s cheese is much less grainy and typically does not have an addition of salt. Farmer’s cheese recipe is very popular in Russia and ex-soviet countries. It is also an amazing addition to those of us who need a perfect mid day snack. Farmer’s cheese can be dressed up with berries, fruits, sour cream and a little honey.
There are many famous dishes in the world, claimed by several nations to be historically theirs. Some nations go further by telling that this or that dish symbolizes their national identity. Down the road we will be dealing with many such recipes. In this blog I am not intended to fuel this sort of disputes, rather I view all recipes as world heritage and of course I will try to trace the historical origin to give rightful credit to claiming sides. Today I present to your judgment one version of borscht, cabbage soup, which is claimed by Russians and Ukrainians. Both of them are Slavic nations and that is the uniting part. Red Borscht became very popular in former soviet states. There are little deviations in Red Borscht recipe and the funny part is that most of them are claimed to be either original or classic. Personally I do not believe in originality, you modify or improvise as you wish as long as you keep the essential ingredients and cooking pattern or you risk to invent completely different dish. We are going to publish different versions of borscht, you choose which one is closer to your taste. I started with the one we like the most.
We bite off a piece of a cake and suddenly the world of textures and tastes opens. Chocolate, here comes walnut and meet the crusty, sweet meringue. The happiest moments of our days. As we consume the cake these feelings escort us. Then we finish this journey with nice cup of tea. Let’s eat sweet and talk sweet with this beautiful Chocolate Meringue Walnut Cake Recipe.
I remember when this salad was first introduced into our household. When I was a teenager our mom used to invite guests almost every other week. Subsequently, we would invite everyone around the table and share food that we cooked along with our mom. Gradually cooking became an art in our kitchen. We would look for unique recipes and work on them endlessly to create something interesting.
I mean – YUM! Of course you do need to like either the ricotta cheese or the farmer’s cheese for this recipe (ehm, made out of skim milk). In our family, we love both. You have to try these Fruit and Cheese Bars! Every time I have farmer’s cheese in my refrigerator, I know what to use it for! Choices are countless. I hope to share it all with you one by one. This particular recipe has three layers of fruits. Favorite of my children and those who like fruity desserts. Please let me know if you like any of the recipes. I love feedback! :)
Make no mistake, this is no ordinary lemon pie recipe. Many of the lemon pies I have tried are usually too sour, starchy and plain not good. My mother-in-law’s simple recipe beats all other lemon pies for me. If you are longing for some real lemon pie with real lemons in it, you’ve hit the jackpot by trying this one out! This pie is one of my easiest so far and requires minimal ingredients. Your guest are going to be raving over it. Take my word for it:)
I always put up the best recipes on my blog (at least best recipes from my kitchen :)), but this Beefstroganoff is going to top all of them. Taste-wise, I would say, this is one of the closest recipes to the original recipe, created by one of the Count Stroganoff’s chefs. In case you are curious about this recipe and a brief history of beefstroganoff, follow along!
Upside-Down Nectarine Cake is very delicious, soft and easy to make. It is so upsetting to buy fruits that smell great but taste like paper. Even if you go organic, there is never a guarantee that fruits you buy will beat the “sweet” standards. At times like these, I often recall our local bazaars back home, where we could try the fruit before buying it.
Chicken and Mushroom Julienne is where the French cuisine meets the Russian cuisine. Despite the name, Julienne is an Eastern European dish, which is made by sautéing a small amount of flour in a hot, dry skillet until it is golden brown and adding clarified butter. The latter method reminds me of French ‘roux’ – the traditional thickening agent for classical French sauces and gravies. Not only flour slightly thickens the sauce, it also gives the dish such a rich taste that you will definitely want to grab some more of that deliciousness. There are ways to substitute the sauce with a simple Russian smetana or heavy whipping cream. But if you ever want to try this recipe, PLEASE do not look for a substitute. You will not regret that you went along with what this julienne has to offer you :)