Category archives: Food

Classic Olive Oil Cake
  • Classic Olive Oil Cake

  • It's been a while since I've posted on my blog, but I'm glad that I'm here and I actually didn't realize how much I have missed it! Today is a perfect fall day here in Houston, Texas (only 62 F) to start collecting my autumn memories and writing them down here. It's an overcast day, so I have my bla[...]
November And December Moments...
  • November And December Moments...

  • November and early December moments are collected in here. Random thoughts and the life that is in this little world of mine... Staring at the flame of the candle and sort out all the lost thoughts... sink into a comfortable silence and watch how the moonlight is outlining the figures... [...]
Фисташковый пирог со сметанным кремом (in Russian)
  • Фисташковый пирог со сметанным кремом (in Russian)

  • Давно я хотела поделиться с вами этим замечательным рецептом, но как говориться всё руки не доходили. Сегодняшний вечер оказался просто идеальным для его написания. У нас льёт долгожданный дождь, на столе горит маленькая, с ароматом специй свеча, на заднем плане играет еле слышный джаз, а пальцы пос[...]
Summer Blueberry and Peach Yogurt Cake
  • Summer Blueberry and Peach Yogurt Cake

  • Usually before summer ends I try do do all the things I planed to do before August is finished: have summer picnics in the shade of a tree, get some suntan which will last through the long winter, visit farmers' markets and pick your own veggies and fruits, etc. I also try to bake typical summer thi[...]
Vanilla Cake With Homemade Rhubarb And Plum Jam + Cream Cheese And Dulce De Leche Frosting
Raspberry and Basil Lemonade
  • Raspberry and Basil Lemonade

  • Is it only me or is the time flying so fast these days? I can't believe that half of August is already gone! I still feel like I haven't had enough of ice cream or baked enough fruit pies and tarts this summer. I still have several new summer dresses which haven't had a chance to flutter on the wind[...]
Pickled Peppers
  • Pickled Peppers

  • I remember the time from my childhood when pickling and canning was a part of my family life. Every summer when many fruits and vegetables were in season and much more affordable, my parents were busy canning. I remember standing in a small kitchen and watching my grandma and mom washing, chopping a[...]
Apple strudel
  • Apple strudel

  • I wanted to make an apple strudel for a long time now. I have wonderful association with this incredible but simple desert. It reminds me of our ski trip to Austria during the winter time. But you don't have to wait for winter to make it! It is a perfect dessert you can make all year around! Usually[...]
Russian Easter Bread Kulich / Пасхальные куличи
Green Tea Crepe Cake (In Russian)
  • Green Tea Crepe Cake (In Russian)

  • Забежала сюда чтобы поделиться с вами рецептом этого блинного тортика от Марты Стюарт. Изюминка этого тортика в креме из чая матча и я уверена если вы любитель зеленого чая, от этого рецепта будите в восторге! Если же хотите классический вкус, то и без чая матча торт будет вкусный. Просто не кладите[...]
Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake Bars
  • Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

  • I must say this is the first time I decided to bake something especially for Valentine's Day. But isn't this a good enough reason to treat your loved ones with a lovely desert? To be honest I don't really need a reason to bake or cook something special, I just do it whenever I feel like it. And I th[...]
Valentine's Day Cookies!
  • Valentine's Day Cookies!

  • Valentine's Day is almost here, and that means it's a perfect time to treat your loved one with something special! A special gift usually is one that you make yourself... something that you make with love and care - like homemade food. Home cooking, made from scratch, no doubt is always the best. Th[...]