Posted in Live, Love, tagged fairy, fairy garden, flowers, gardening, herb garden, herb market, herbs, kid activities, mint, moss, pixie dust, planting, potting, rosemary, russianmomcooks, spring kid activities, strawberries, things children love, urban garden on May 16, 2013 |
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It surely wasn’t San Francisco weather, it was the calendar, that reminded me of all the amazing months we spent at babushka’s every year: playing in her beautiful garden; eating cherries, apples, and pears fresh off the trees; picking the sweetest strawberries EVER… and slaving, slaving, slaving in the vegetable garden.
Ohm.. Our hose was useless since the water pressure was so low. We filled huge buckets with water over night, and irrigated the whole plantation manually. And if that was not enough – there were also disgusting tasks – like picking up bugs from the potato leaves, or tortures tasks like pruning. So, you can imagine my love for growing all things green – there isn’t any!
Once in a while I would buy a huge plant at The Home Depot and put the black plastic container it comes with into a nice ceramic one.That’s been my idea of gardening for years.
During my mom’s visits here, such plants would be watered on regular basis and somewhat loved (by mom). Then she would leave. The plant would survive (miraculously or because of whatever drugs The Home Depot stuffs it with) for a few months, and then I’d have to replace it with a new one.
The food blogging community touched some strings in me, that I thought didn’t exist. So, this year, the kids and I planted some herbs and flowers. This time, I controlled the amount of stuff we are going to grow (or kill).
Luckily, our San Francisco yards are tiny. Strangely enough, the kids love to water the new greens. Don’t ask me why. Silly things! They also keep looking for pixie dust, and leave cookies and milk for ferries before going to bed. Sorry, Santa.
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Posted in Baking, Desserts, Live, Low Fat, Make Ahead, Vegetarian, tagged #parade, #skinnyparade, Butter Sugar Flowers, callenge, cooking, de la casa, desserts, Diane's Kitchen Table, food photography, guilt-free, In Pursuit Of More, low calorie, low-fat, russianmomcooks, Shift Ctrl ART, The Healthy Epicurean on March 21, 2013 |
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I’m so excited to present the beautiful entries of all the amazing food bloggers that decided to participate in our parade! If you are anything like me (a pathological baker and a dessert addict), you would appreciate these guilt-free showpieces! Enjoy!
Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal Truffles by Shift Ctrl ART
I recently found Katja’s blog and I’m infatuated! Her recipes are wonderful. She is also a very talented artist, a terrific photographer; and I think her home-improvement projects are simply brilliant.
Alcoholic Pears and Chocolate Sauce by The Healthy Epicurean
Fiona’s page is also one of my most recent discoveries. I was blown away by her gorgeous photographs, healthy approach to eating, and nutritious recipes. Check out her blog and get inspired!
Turkish Coffee Meringues by Butter, Sugar, Flowers
Moriah’s love for crafts results in charming desserts and a beautiful blog. She also has her own jewelry shop!
Yogurt and Granola Parfait by de la casa
I asked Christina to display one of her posts, because I’m a huge fan. I actually abuse her blog as my own cookbook – her recipes are so simple and delicious! Coincidentally, this one is the only chocolate-less delight today!
Profiteroles by Diane’s Kitchen Table
Diane has been my virtual friend for a very long time (in blog years). She is an excellent cook and a brilliant story teller. Read one of my favorites and you’ll know why I love her blog so much.
Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Brownies by In Pursuit Of More
If you are looking for healthy vegetarian recipes, you don’t need to go far – just visit Shira’s blog. Delicious looking photos and moving stories are awaiting!
Thank you, ladies!
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Posted in Live, tagged @jototes, @savorysimple, camera bag, equipment, food blogging, food photography, giveaway, Jo Totes, ladies, photography, russianmomcooks, Savory Simple, win on June 20, 2012 |
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Super cute! Playful! Dazzling! Well, and the model is pretty good looking too! That’s right, it’s not me, and I didn’t take this photo. But I do have the bag! It’s not just a bag – it’s a camera bag for ladies! If you cannot tell – I’m absolutely in love with it!
Cool bloggers (like Savory Simple) get cool sponsors (like Jo Totes) and throw amazing giveaways. Some other bloggers (like ME!) get very-very lucky! I started following Jennifer pretty much as soon as I discovered the world of blogging, and I have always been inspired by her recipes and photography. Hope you check out her blog as well, I’m sure you will love it as much as I do!
Well, this Russian mom is out to show off her new accessory! Till next recipe!
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