Category Archives: My Babushka’s Recipes

LOLobio (Georgian Herbed Beans)

Sorry for the long-time-no-post, my friends! I’ve been rather busy lately with a wide variety of activities such as trying to understand Russian fashion, watching penguincam, hanging out with Russian children because they’re the only ones who understand my speech, getting gum stuck in my hair, and not doing my laundry. #YOLO! Last week, however, I […]

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How to Build a Cheese Pyramid

Nothing in Russia is a medium-sized deal. The options are twofold: huge, glitzy and over-the-top bare-bones, dirty and offensively underwhelming For example, it’s perfectly acceptable to walk on the street in 8 inch platform rhinestone stilettos and a mini dress when it’s snowing. Preferred, even. This last week alone I saw a Bentley stretch limo, […]

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On Cabbage Soup and Bun-fights

Here’s a piece of advice for you: When your parents travel 4,000 miles to visit you in a foreign city and are on their way to meet your host parents please, for the love of God, do not lose them. It may be tempting to watch them teeter through the crowds of slick metrosexual men […]

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My Babushka’s Borscht

Some things are inevitable. It is inevitable that when I buy a new item of white clothing it will be dirty within four minutes of purchase. It is inevitable that I will spill many a tear on my tacky 80’s pillow when in Russia because I miss kale and nutritional yeast. It is inevitable that […]

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