Shamrock Shaped Soft Pretzels

Happy Everyone Kiss Irish Today Day!

May your heart be light and happy,
May your smile be big and wide,
And may your pockets always have a coin or two inside.

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Lentil and Sorrel Soup

Winter outside, spring in the hearts and summer daylight saving time. Bought two bunches of mysterious “sour grass” at DePiero’s Farms, turned out it was sorrel, so made this hearty but low calories soup, that works great for cold Meatless Monday evening.

Inspired by The Guardian Sorrel Recipes.

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Beef Meatballs in Buns – Kotleta v Teste

It’s an old Soviet meal, sort of our fast food. Cutlet in Russian often means pan-fried minced meat croquettes in boat-shape. There was a joke that kotleti in Stolovaya (Dinners) contains more bread than meat. So for easy eating to go or, more likely, for the disposal of unwanted kotleti were invented kotleta v teste: cooked meatballs almost wrapped in yeast dough and baked.

I made my own mini meatballs in Russian style (kotleti) specially for this meal. And I made yeast dough with potato flakes for more softness and taste.

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