Books, Beets, Borscht & Blini

Entertaining, Events, Recipe

After years of avoiding them, I’ve joined a book club. Finally, it seems enough time has passed between the six years I spent in university and grad school doing nothing but reading and talking about books ad nauseam with a bunch of people who fancied themselves experts on just about everything. Nowadays it is the…

Typichni Saladchiki – Full of Beets and Smoked Trout

Entertaining, Events, Recipe

What is a proper zakuski party spread without a few choice salads, hearty, yet fresh?  Not much to my mind, and so I’m including a couple of typichni saladchiki (typical salads) for you to add to your little feast.  Among all of the heavier, cream laden dishes, these provide a little relief, with bright flavors,…