Author Archives: Vera


This Eggplant Appetizer recipe is so simple, yet very delicious. I’m not a big fan of eggplants, but I absolutely love this one, as it has this amazing flavor that makes me always reach for more. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Ingredients: 1 eggplant 1-2 tomatoes 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 2… Continue reading »

ZUCCHINI SPREAD (Kabachkovaya Ikra)

Summer is here, my garden is overflowing with vegetables. This is a perfect time for canning, so we can enjoy them later in the year when fresh vegetables are only a memory. Zucchini Spread or Kabachkovaya Ikra is a very traditional Slavic food. There were times in former Soviet Union when the shelves in stores were empty,… Continue reading »


  Today, canning and pickling considered as a form of art, as everything we can possibly think of can be bought in stores. There are many reasons why people returning to the crafts and arts of yesteryear. Preserving food was a greatest challenge throughout the years. How nice is to serve your favorite summertime fruits or… Continue reading »


While grocery shopping at my local grocery store, I stopped by seafood counter to get some salmon for dinner, and automatically grabbed a recipe card from the counter. I’m always on a look out for good recipes, especially the ones with seasonal ingredients, and are quick to prepare and healthy at the same time. In summer… Continue reading »


The month of July is the summer at its best! Lots of sunshine, fresh herbs, veggies, berries… My garden is overfilled with salad greens, and Peppermint. I’ve planted some peppermint last year, and now it has spread and turned into a fragrant patch. Peppermint known as an excellent muscle relaxer. That means that a cup of… Continue reading »


There are so many different Fish Tacos varieties out there with different kinds of fish and salsas, and became quiet popular. So I decided to try putting together my own version of Fish Tacos using my all-time-favorite Coleslaw. Fish Tacos turned out amazing. I used fresh fish fillets, pita bread, Coleslaw, some basil pesto, and it… Continue reading »


This is probably the easiest recipe that I’ve ever posted here. I like potatoes! I absolutely love baked potatoes! This is a perfect side dish. Plus, potatoes are available all year round, so its a must to learn how to cook it different ways, right? So, always choose smooth, well-shaped, firm potatoes free of blemishes or sprouts. 1… Continue reading »