Dirty Rice (Rice with Chicken Liver and Mushrooms)

One more chicken liver dish in our menu. Easy, funny looking and very tasty. I served it with plain cabbage, dill and sunflower seeds salad.

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Bread Kvass Bread

Yeah, tautology. Bread, made with Russian bread kvass.

First I tried it in natural way: I just mixed kvass, flour and some sugar and let it ferment, like sponge, for about 12 hours. I added salt and more flour to make bread dough and let it rise for about 12 hours more. But it failed – dough did not rise well. I baked it anyway, it had a great smell and sour taste, but not great crumb. Maybe it needed more time.

Second time I added some yeast to the bread dough and it worked great with “heavy” flour – rye and whole wheat.

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Tomato Green Bean Soup

Fresh Jersey Tomatoes and green beans for light and easy soup. Adapted from Taste of Home.

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Chicken Paprikash

Great Hungarian recipe, the way we made it in Russia. Minimum ingredients and great taste. Paprika is mandatory ingredient, try to find Hungarian Paprika and Hot Paprika too. I used chicken breast, but any other chicken or turkey pieces can be used.

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Summer Borscht with Beets Top Greens

This is summer borscht with summer vegetables – young beets with top greens, zucchini and sweet pepper.

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