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Things I miss about Russia - 1/ Oladushki
« on: February 23, 2020, 03:00:38 AM »
I was introduced to Oladushski - the experience of cooking them and eating at home by V ... who makes v.tasty Oladushki ...

I like Crumpets for breakfast and have tried to make them at home.. FAIL

So, this morning I'm going TRY and make them - using this recipe with Kefir




https://vikalinka.com/kefir-pancakes-oladi/


What's your fav dish from the FSU  ?






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Re: Things I miss about Russia - 1/ Oladushki
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2020, 11:05:35 AM »
The better is bliny
and maybe pelmeni if you like meet food

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Re: Things I miss about Russia - 1/ Oladushki
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2020, 12:04:38 PM »
Please wait for parts 2, 3, etc.,


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Re: Things I miss about Russia - 1/ Oladushki
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2020, 03:37:21 PM »
I mostly miss that slow pace of life. Even last year crimea was so packed it wasnt funny.
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Re: Things I miss about Russia - 1/ Oladushki
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2020, 04:16:14 PM »
The better is bliny
and maybe pelmeni if you like meet food

I agree.
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Re: Things I miss about Russia - 1/ Oladushki
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2020, 11:09:38 AM »


I agree.
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bliny with smetana

and pelmeni with smetana and hrenovinka


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Re: Things I miss about Russia - 1/ Oladushki
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2020, 12:23:49 PM »
I get smetanka on something most days. Like gretchka, my wife thinks these are staple foods.  ;D
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Re: Things I miss about Russia - 1/ Oladushki
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2020, 01:20:34 PM »
I get smetanka on something most days. Like gretchka, my wife thinks these are staple foods.  ;D

With gretchka i have the same opinion as my son.  Bleeeeeh
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Re: Things I miss about Russia - 1/ Oladushki
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2020, 10:09:07 AM »
gretchka is very tasty porridge, especially with butter. My grandma usually hide the pot with porridge under the pillow so it can safe warm :) It was very tasty :nod:

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Re: Things I miss about Russia - 1/ Oladushki
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2020, 10:17:00 AM »
It is an poor translation of Porridge to compare it with Gretchka !;)

I like Porridge ... NOT a fan of the latter, either (

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Re: Things I miss about Russia - 1/ Oladushki
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2020, 10:24:56 AM »
Gretchka is nice if you find a good brand. I used to dislike it but it’s grown on me recently since we found a nice Polish one, I often have it instead of rice.
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Re: Things I miss about Russia - 1/ Oladushki
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2020, 11:31:11 AM »
I hate it in all forms, although it is actually very good for you. My wife and daughter love it, fortunately they don't force it on me  :)

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Re: Things I miss about Russia - 1/ Oladushki
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2020, 11:32:46 AM »
gretchka is very tasty porridge, especially with butter. My grandma usually hide the pot with porridge under the pillow so it can safe warm :) It was very tasty :nod:


I don't mind proper kashka (oats)  or maize porridge, but no buckwheat - peh!   :(

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Re: Things I miss about Russia - 1/ Oladushki
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2020, 01:17:12 PM »
I hate it in all forms, although it is actually very good for you. My wife and daughter love it, fortunately they don't force it on me  :)

What tickles me is that for my wife and daughter it can be a meal itself. I tend to treat it like rice, something that you have underneath, with or at the side of something. But this conversation isn’t uncommon:

"What are we having to eat?"
"You are having [insert foodstuff], I’m having gretchka"
"Gretchka with.......?"
"Just gretchka"
Me:  :coffeeread:
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Re: Things I miss about Russia - 1/ Oladushki
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2020, 01:20:42 PM »
I hate it in all forms, although it is actually very good for you. My wife and daughter love it, fortunately they don't force it on me  :)

What tickles me is that for my wife and daughter it can be a meal itself. I tend to treat it like rice, something that you have underneath, with or at the side of something. But this conversation isn’t uncommon:

"What are we having to eat?“
"You are having [insert foodstuff], I’m having gretchka“
"Gretchka with.......?“
"Just gretchka“
Me:  :coffeeread:

Yes we have those conversations too   :nod: I'm like you, even if I liked the stuff I would need some proper food with it. It's like having a plate of boiled rice on it's own for a meal  :laugh:

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Re: Things I miss about Russia - 1/ Oladushki
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2020, 02:02:42 PM »
For a heck of a lot of people gretchka was, and still is a staple.

Eating it on its own is what one does when that's all that's in the cupboard - but also it becomes THE way to eat it. I have guests for whom this is the case. I have the stuff on my shelf for them. Never touch it myself, but it ain't as bland as rice or pasta.

Now that we're facing the apocalypse the stuff seemed to be more highly favoured than pasta and rice locally.
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Re: Things I miss about Russia - 1/ Oladushki
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2020, 02:50:32 PM »
I get smetanka on something most days. Like gretchka, my wife thinks these are staple foods.  ;D

With gretchka i have the same opinion as my son-in-law.  Bleeeeeh
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Re: Things I miss about Russia - 1/ Oladushki
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2020, 01:07:41 AM »
But how about pshennaya kashka? tiphat  :laugh: :nod:
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Re: Things I miss about Russia - 1/ Oladushki
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2020, 01:40:53 AM »
NOW, you're talkin' ;)

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Re: Things I miss about Russia - 1/ Oladushki
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2020, 01:44:25 AM »
But how about pshennaya kashka? tiphat  :laugh: :nod:
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Yes that's fine, I mentioned UT I like maize porridge. We have it quite a lot when I am over in Ukraine. One of our friends has a log cabin up in the Carpathian Mountains (different area to where we normally go) and we spent a few days there last September, we had the usual shashlik etc and this was also one of the dishes the women cooked. My wife sometimes cooks this back at home but struggles to get the same raw maize, it seems different to what you get in Ukraine.


 

 

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