Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Some Russian DishesDumplings
|Close up of Anna'a pelmeni|
|Anna's homemade pelmeni - ready for freezing|
Varenyky (Ukrainian: варе́ники, singular "варе́ник") are stuffed dumplings of unleavened dough. The name varenyk means literally "a boiled thing". The word is cognate with the adjective "boiled" (Ukrainian: варений). Varenyky are generally larger than pelmeni.
A coulibiac (Russian: кулебя́ка kulebyáka) is a type of Russian pie (pirog) usually filled with salmon or sturgeon, rice or buckwheat, hard-boiled eggs, mushrooms, onions, and dill. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coulibiac
Kurnik, Russian savoury pirog with layers of blini, filled with chicken, mushrooms and rice
Monday, December 1, 2014
Girl scout cookies contain partially hydrogenated vegetable oil. Hydrogenation, a chemical process , creates trans fats. In the USA, unlike in many other countries, trans fat levels of less than 0.5 grams per serving can be listed as 0 grams trans fat on the food label.