National Doughnut Day Recipes

Thu, June 1 2017

Happy National Doughnut Day! Last week, Ben and I found ourselves in Lower East Side of Manhattan with a little time to spend just wandering around. And we wandered.. right into Doughnut Plant, a bakery we haven’t visited in what seems like forever! We got coffee and some fresh yeast doughnuts to share: strawberries and […]

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Fiddlehead Fern Omelet

Tue, May 23 2017

This year, I finally picked up fiddleheads at the Union Square Greenmarket – I never considered eating ferns before moving to New York. On the contrary, growing up and foraging in the woods of Northern Russia, I was taught to avoid ferns as beautiful but poisonous plants. It took me 2 years observing local New […]

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How To Make A Cucumber Leaf // Video Tutorial

Tue, February 7 2017

I’ve been posting various food carving tutorials here and on my Instagram from time to time, but I’ve always wanted to make videos about it. Here it is! Part 1: how to carve (easy!) leaves out of cucumbers and apples. I hope you find it useful and if you do make your own carved leaves […]

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10 Winter Salads

Thu, February 2 2017

Spring is only a month away and I once again feel the urge to quit baking and turn to healthier meal options. Every day for the past month or so, I’ve been making “winter salads,” as I call them, using mostly seasonal ingredients and warm grains as the base. I’ve been sharing some of my […]

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