Soups in general and borscht specifically is not my favorite thing to eat. I grew up eating my fair share of it, but never really viewed it as OH SO GOOD. But it is, don’t get me wrong. It’s a quintessential Russian (depends on who you ask, of course) soup. Done the right way, it… Continue reading Borscht with Homemade Beef Broth.
Money...it's a sore subject in my household, and has always been. Maybe it is because I do not make enough (or so I think), or maybe it is because I just cannot save properly. Recently I was shocked to find out that we spend over $400 on groceries...for just two people. Yeah. I do ALL… Continue reading Money, money, money…and coffee.
I came across these tips on a random page, and thought them very useful or at least note worthy: Choose tomatoes in glass bottles (which do not need resin linings), such as the brands Bionaturae and Coluccio. You can also get several types in Tetra Pak boxes, like Trader Joe’s and Pomi Pop organic kernels… Continue reading Tips and things
My husband is a great guy...He is also pretty funny and clueless when it comes to all things cooking,cleaning and Home related. So... It was a Friday...I was pretty tired. Called my husband at lunch to just chat...he was planning on staying home all day. So as a joke, in passing, I said "how about… Continue reading Doing the dishes
My husband and I are "homebodies"...well, he is more of a homebody than I am. For example, tonight we got home at about 830pm, after work (he works at the mall, running his own place and as a good and dutiful wife, I help out sometimes). Don't get me wrong, I would loooove to go… Continue reading Saturday night
Some background: I am Maryam, born in Baku, Azerbaijan (look it up here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baku), currently living in New York, while the rest of my family is back in the state of Washington. I am a looong way from home, but that's ok! Since I am far away from my immediate family, I don't get as… Continue reading So…