Category Archives: Miscellaneous

OUR SUMMER IN PICTURES + 10 helpful tips for visiting New York

This post is so overdue, but I decided to share with you our summer memories anyway. Seems like summer is long gone, but looking through the pictures and videos that we’ve captured brings some sort of peace and warmth to my heart. So here it goes. Our summer has started two days before the school year… Continue reading »


If you buy bottled salad dressings from the store, you’re seriously missing out! Not only homemade dressings are super easy to whip, but they also taste so much better! No store-bought dressing can compare to homemade stuff with fresh garlic, freshly squeezed lemon juice, fresh ground pepper. You don’t need any special tools to make… Continue reading »


I was so excited when I found a video on facebook  showing how to dye brown eggs using natural ingredients. I decided to give it a try and it worked! Not exactly how the video suggested, but it worked. So if you’re up to dying some eggs, and don’t like using artificial dyes, this post is… Continue reading »


The egg is a remarkable culinary ingredient, never out of season, economical, and treasured by all the great cuisines of the world. Cooked in the shell or cracked open into a pan, it makes a near-perfect convenience food. No matter what the method, eggs should always be cooked at moderate to low temperatures. They will become… Continue reading »


  Who wouldn’t like a salad topped with croutons or a soup accompanied with perfectly seasoned croutons? I don’t think there is such person 🙂 Even though we don’t eat much bread at our house, but croutons are always welcomed. The store-bought croutons are fairly cheap, but I stopped buying them a while ago, once I’ve… Continue reading »

Happy New Year!

I wanted to take a moment to wish you all wonderful people Happy New Year! Once again, tomorrow we will open a new book with blank pages. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Years Day! Here wishing you a happy, prosperous,… Continue reading »


At the end of March we celebrated our daughter’s 9th birthday. When we asked her what she wanted for her birthday, she simply said that she wanted to go on a trip to Seattle. Very often we would drive through Seattle, passing downtown, trying to avoid traffic, and for us, Seattle usually meant shopping, but kids… Continue reading »


Year 2014 has come to an end. This year just went by so fast.  For me, it was my first year in blogging. And to kick off the new year, I’d like to share some of the highlights of 2014. First of all I’d like to say thank you to all of you, who stopped by my blog, who commented,… Continue reading »


Christmas is a magical holiday season that brings joy, love, and heartwarming thoughts with it. We would like to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas. May this joyful season greet you with health, happiness, prosperity, and success! May you find a key to every closed door, light to dispel any darkness in… Continue reading »


Many of you already know what’s going to be on your Thanksgiving table, especially if you’re are hosting a dinner at your place. Well, in case if you’re not certain, I put together Menu ideas that would be ideal for Thanksgiving table. Almost everything here could be done in advance, which will make your job… Continue reading »


Today, I would like to share with you my hobby and my passion – gardening. If you’d tell me that I’d be gardening a few years ago, I’d laugh, and say that, there are better things to do with my time, and its so not worth it. You see, when we lived in Ukraine, gardening was a… Continue reading »



Farmer’s Cheese is a crumbly soft white cheese that made on farms in Europe. It is a sort of pressed version of Cottage Cheese, but a lot dryer. Farmer’s cheese  is made by curdling milk with enzyme (found in yogurt or buttermilk), and draining off the whey. Simple as that. Even though Farmer’s Cheese can… Continue reading »