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Ukrainian Cabbage Salad

Come warm days, I crave vegetable salads more than anything else. The lighter the salad, the better. Although at times I don’t  mind going for substantial and filling ones. This is a classic Ukrainian salad, very light and healthy. You can serve it as a start-up salad or as a side dish to meats. Enjoy! Ahem..Let met try it in […]

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Cabbage Rolls Stuffed with Meat, Rice, and Fresh Herbs (Kelem Dolmasi)

Hi there. I am back (did I sound like I just awoke from a winter sleep or what?). I hope you all had a great time during the holidays. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones once again. I was planning to begin the new year with a sweet recipe, but changed my mind because I’ve been wanting […]

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Red as Red Can Be – Borsch

Borsch is one of the  most popular soups across the vast region of Eastern Europe. It traveled to Azerbaijan from Russia during the Soviet reign and has been ever since wholeheartedly embraced by Azerbaijanis. I haven’t had a chance to sample different versions of borsch but I know that Russian and Ukrainian variations are the closest to what we make […]

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Mixed Vegetable Pickle

pickled mixed vegetables

We are going to do some canning today. In Azerbaijan, canning is a sort of culinary tradition. Jars with homemade preserves, jams, pickles, relishes, sauces can be found in almost every household. They are usually prepared in summer when fruits and vegetables are in abundance and consumed in winter when they are in high demand:) Pickles make a perfect accompaniment […]

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