Russian Fruit Beverage – Kompot

In old times Russians made vzvar from dried fruits. Compote came from French Chiefs and means dessert with fruits, cooked in heavy syrup. Russians made it like beverage, cold or hot – kompot.

In Soviet Russia kompot was very popular (and cheap) dessert in food places (stolovaya). It was in most complete lunches.

My grandma always made big pot of kompot  for our summer visits and cool it in bathtub with cold water. And there were always homemade, canned, three-liter jars with kompot in our shelves for winter. Any fruits (fresh or frozen) in any combination would works. Most popular is apple, pears, plums, apricots, strawberries, raspberries and sour cherries.

Today I made my cold kompot  from couple fresh-picked and slightly dented peaches, couple black plums and overripe nectarine.

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Chicken Liver In Omelet or Rustic Omelet

This is chicken liver in omelet or soufflé, tasty and healthy breakfast or brunch meal. Adapted from Cooking at Home (Russian).

Chicken Liver In Omelet or Rustic Omelet

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Watermelon, Tomato and Red Onion Stack Salad

One more version for watermelon-tomato combination. Would be great with different color tomatoes, like heirloom tomato. Inspired by this picture.

Watermelon, Tomato and Red Onion Stack with Feta

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Chicken Heart Kabobs with Chipotle-Lime Marinade

Like I promised before, I made chicken hearts kabobs in new marinade – chipotle in adobe sauce and lime juice. I love chipotle in adobe sauce for great hot and smoky flavors. To keep it fresh, I mince peppers with sauce in blender and freeze it just in bag or in ice cube molds.

Chicken Heart Kabobs with Chipotle-Lime Marinade

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Watermelon Granita

One more use for watermelon. If the watermelon is sweet and tasty, it doesn’t need any additions. And one more tip – if you forgot to stir granita mixture and it’s frozen in solid block –  shave frozen watermelon in ice shaving machine for great refreshing dessert.

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