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Crackers/ cookies, Dessert

Berlin cookies

05.11.2016

And here is another recipe right from 1866- interesting and really tasty berlin cookies, and the recipe is really fast one bowl recipe. When I started cooking usind old recipes I understod that I have to lower the weights proportionally just because all such recipes from such books were dedicated to chefs who worked in a big house or restaraunt and made dishes for lots of people. So, as example, I lowered the weights in 6 and I still received 8 normal sized cookies. It also helps me as I could make an error or the recipe could be incorrect and I won’t lose much ingredients.

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Crackers/ cookies, Dessert

“Patience”- tea crackers

05.11.2016

Actualy I can’t understand why those sweet crackers are called “patience”:) This is an old recipe from russian culinary book from 1866 year. When I read those old recipe books I simply can’t stop and may continue reading till the night, and while reading, cooking and trying new old recipes, I am starting to understand what that blog should become in future. First when I started I wanted that blog to have recipes that were made general, vegan and vegeterian way, next, I just tried to copy and change something in recipe and post it in blog and I thought that someone might like it. All that time I kept learning how to use my camera and how to shoot. The only thing that did not change was a multilanguage side of my blog, I still want to write in english and russian. So, I remember the day when I got my first pre-revolutionary recipe book from 1851 and started reading it and BAM!- that was it, that is the theme of a blog. I am just reallymad about reading, knowing more, trying and experimenting with all those old russian recipes that most of people just do not know a thing. It is a clear thing that there are dishes from diferent cuisines in those books as well but there are to s of russian recipes and things that people eat in 19th century and for most cases those recipes are really interesting. I have already written about the thing that here in Russian we all know about sushi and pizza but we do not remember anything about our old cuisine just because that this information had been cut from the life of several generations and that is sad. While knowing more and more about old ways of cooking I start to understand that those recipes are not difficult and some of them are still live now . Just look at Guriev porridge, so little ingredients but the result is amazing. And there are so many such recipes that sometimes I just can’t choose the best:) But today please check the new recipe- crackers for tea or wine named “patience”.

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Do you like drinking tea like we in Russia do? It is ok to have tea on breakfast and drink it in the evening when the family gather together. It is commo to have a cake or cookies as well as honey, fruits and anything you want on the table, the main idea is just to be together and have a tea together. It is common to drink tea with sugar, lemon and mint, but some people add milk.

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Breakfast, Dessert, Diet, Oatmeal, Pies, Pies, Vegan

Chocolate vegan banana bread

19.09.2016

Oh, I am really happy to write again here. So much time without photos and food cooking. Ofc I cooked a lot but the summer was so busy and so great that we got too much other things to do. I left my job, got married, we visited Morocco and Sahara desert, got a trip around Russia, lived in a countryside for a month, learned so many things together with Daria! And even I spent really not much time making photos, but I tried to learn new and check new masterclasses as well as food blogger pro. As I said, we spend some time, a month or even more at the countryside where Daria mother lives all the time and we learned lots of things in terms of growing vegetables, berries, making procurings for winter, and so on. We made tons of canned berries jams like black currants, rasperries, gooseberries jams as well as some amazing salted cucambers and tomatoes, mmm… We even tried making salted canned watermelon! That was an amazing experience. I also created some new photo backgrounds and I really like them and you may check a new one on the photos below.

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Dessert, Diet, Whole food, Маффины

Super big chocolate muffins

30.05.2016

Mmm, those soft muffins, super chocolate muffins, rich and spongy…

Honestly, I tried 10 different approaches on starting that topic, but the result is the same- that strange phrase, but those are the right feelings that I have now about those muffins. Our move to the new apartments is complete, all clothes are on places now, there is a big window on a balcony with great light for photography, our cat got used to the new place and is now acting like a queen. Having all that happening, I could continue shooting and learning and cooking. So bring it on! More good food incoming!

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Breakfast, Dessert, Diet, Pies, Pies, Vegan

Chocolate- peanut butter banana cake

06.04.2016

Third recipe, and you know, starting blog is not a fast thing for me because of many reasons, actually: work, things to do, tiredness, but that chocolate- peanut butter banana cake is ready to put anyone in good heart! This is just a stockpot of vitamins, healthy ingredients and amazing taste. This cake is solid, rich, I may say- for real man, there is almost no lightness, it has only one task- to feed a man and to do it nicely and for a long time.

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I really love that cake and made it for several times, and I also used it for making layers for vegan layer cake with fruit compote, jam and coconut frosting.

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Breakfast, Dessert, Diet, Pies, Pies, Vegan

Banana pumpkin bread

24.03.2016

Please check this out- banana pumpkin bread, or cake? There is a question here, as I am writing blog on two languages, it is a great way to practice in English. As far as I know, such cakes are called bread in English, but why? Why not cake or pie? I think the reason is just because in Russia you may call it pie or cake and most of people will understand. But anyway, this bread, or cake, is just great, and that is it. I spent lots of time not doing pumpkin bread just because I was afraid of pumpkin, yep, that was just a strange product for me personally, but then I decided that I have to start trying it, so I will just start from baking and deserts, why not?

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Banana pumpkin bread. EE food- clean eating, vegan and vegeterian. чистая еда, веган и вегетарианские рецепты.

This is the second post in the blog, but I can’t say the same about photos. I am now struggling with photos for 6 month. and I made a way from phone camera to average SLR camera, from shaking hands and stands made from books to normal tripod, from strange cloth background to painted wood. But there is still long way to go. And even now, when I start to like to photos, when I start to get likes from different people on Instagram, I fully understand that I could not rest, I just need to work harder, just because I know so little about food photography. So those photos are made just some days ago and are really latest ones.

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Banana pumpkin bread. EE food- clean eating, vegan and vegeterian. чистая еда, веган и вегетарианские рецепты.

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