Brown Soda Bread with Buckwheat Flour & Molasses

Soda bread has long been a staple in Ireland. It is a bread made without yeast, because baking soda mixed with buttermilk is used as a leavening agent. A cross is cut into the top of the bread to help it rise and, according to Irish folklore, to either ward off evil or let the fairies out.Read more » Copyright Cooking Melangery 2014 at www.melangery.com ...more

Fillet Mignon Steak with Blue Cheese & Rosemary Butter, Spicy Potato on a Side

Simple dinner idea with a twist under 40 minutes time....more

Russian Monday on Saturday: "Oladushky" - Honey Yeast Blini ( Pancakes, Blintzes )

Winter farewell is a time of awakening; the beginning of new life. Since ancient times, people have enjoyed this time of the year. Festivals and carnivals are held all over the world: Chinese New Year, Venice Carnival, a holiday of the trees - Tu B’Shvat in Israel, Mardi Gras, even Groundhog Day, which was brought to America from Germany, and one of the oldest Russian holidays - Maslenitsa.Read more » Copyright Cooking Melangery 2014 at www.melangery.com ...more

Winter Salad with Beans, Potato & Roasted Beets

The beets color this warm winter salad a delightful purple, but if you like to keep colors separate, add the beets last. This salads good on its own as a side dish, or as a base for pan-fried fish or chicken.Read more » Copyright Cooking Melangery 2014 at www.melangery.com ...more

Russian Monday: "Kortofelnaya Zapekanka" - Beef & Potato Сasserole

Recipes using ground meat were very popular when I lived in Russia, probably because ground meat is the kind of ingredient that allows a lot of variety. ...more

Chocolate-Lace Lollipops with Dried Fruit & Nuts

This sweet delight is a classic combination of chocolate and dried fruit, but in the form a pretty lollipop....more

Lemon & Blueberry Cake with Poppy Seeds (no flour, no sugar)

This Lemon & Blueberry cake is doubly enriched with the juice and zest of the fresh lemon. Poppy seeds stirred into a almond batter give flavor and texture. The blueberries and honey are natural partners: the sweet flowery flavor of the honey plays up to the slightly sassy blueberries ....more

Homemade Healthy Winter Jello

Recently I had a stomach virus and I was in bed for a few days, yuck :( As soon as I started feeling a bit better I started craving a jelly. I was dying to taste a fruity, berry or orange cool dessert and asked my husband to get me some as soon as possible. He rushed to the store and brought me four-pack of fruit jelly ....more

Baked Teriyaki, Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings

Oven-baked crispy sweet and spicy chicken wings is a healthier version for anyone who loves chicken wings. Finished with a teriyaki sauce and sesame seeds for an extra crunch.Read more » Copyright Cooking Melangery 2014 at www.melangery.com ...more

Meyer Lemon Ricotta Cake with Almonds (no flour)

When I hear about mix of ricotta cheese with lemon, I start drooling-)) ...more