Weekend Brunch at Home: Perfect Homemade Waffles Recipe

Perfect Waffles Recipe

I LOVE waffles! I discovered my love for them when I first came to Canada and bought my first frozen pack of Eggo Waffles. Needless to say, they were also partly responsible for a few pounds I gained at that time..I enjoyed my fair share of frozen waffles but as you probably would agree, they can’t be compared to freshly baked ones! My friend got me a waffle maker a few years ago for my birthday and since then I was trying to master the perfect waffle but my attempts always failed until this day. Read More →

Soy Glazed Salmon with Sesame Soba Noodles and Asian Salad

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If you read my blog, you probably have noticed that I’m cooking a lot of Asian food. I do! I love Asian food and here, in British Columbia, it’s very easy to find all ingredients you need to make close to authentic Asian flavours. Read More →

Russian Cabbage Rolls – Step by Step Cooking Guide

Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage Rolls or “go-loo-b-tsi” is one of the most famous and loved Russian dishes. Eastern European countries like Poland, Ukraine and Croatia have their own variation of this tasty dish, as well as Mediterranean countries like Greece and Turkey which use grape leaves as an alternative wrapper. It seems like people all over the world just love wrapping meat and rice into something! Why not? It’s delicious in any form! Read More →

Merry Christmas with Mama’s Cinnamon Cookies

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This year we are lucky to have my mother-in-law visiting us from Turkey for Christmas and New Years. This means a lot of cooking and baking! Yesterday we came home from work to a delicious smell of cinnamon and freshly baked cookies. What a nice surprise! Read More →

Christmas Mantel Decor with Silver and Gold Accents

Christmas Mantel Decor

Holidays are here! Who doesn’t like holiday season? Warmth of a fireplace, hot chocolate, mulled wine, Christmas tree and family time…definitely my favourite time of the year!
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Borscht: Russian Beetroot Soup

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Borscht is probably one of the best known Russian dishes and also the most loved one. It is a lot of work though! Too much chopping or shredding. But once in a while I like treating my boyfriend and myself with this Russian delicacy. Read More →

DIY Fall Mantel Decor

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Fall always puts me in a crafty mood. I love decorating my mantel according to the season or holiday. We are getting closer to the Canadian Thanksgiving so I’ve created this themed mantel decor to put ourselves in a cozy fall mood. Read More →

Mushroom and Buckwheat Soup

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This hearty Russian soup with mushrooms and buckwheat is great for fall! It can warm you up on a cold day and satisfy your cravings for a hot bowl of soup. Read More →

Sunny Day at Deer Lake Park

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First shots taken with my new old Canon Rebel XS and 50mm f1.8 lens at Deer Lake Park in Burnaby, BC. I’m pretty happy with the results! Read More →

Cinnamon Buns or Trying Food Photography Tricks for the First Time

Cinnamon Buns

I’ve been reading a lot about food photography and blogging lately (by the way, I had NO idea that Food Photography is a THING!) and realized that my photos are “slightly” underwhelming to say the least! Apparently, there is a whole field of food photography and the science of taking good food pictures. Who would have thought! So I’ve decided to get a DSLR camera and start blogging like a pro! Read More →