Banana Chocolate Swirl Muffins

I came up with the idea of these muffins when I wanted to bake something as a little “Thank you” gift for a friend of ours who is helping us …

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Almond Cranberry Biscotti

The Italy issue of Bon Appetit was splendid. I’ve bookmarked about a dozen recipes and already made Pasta al Pomodoro twice. Now I know how to make a smooth and …

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Sea Buckthorn Juice

Yesterday Ivanka finally allowed me to go veggie-shopping to the farmers’ market. She is learning to walk and she refuses to stay in her stroller for more than 15 minutes. The farmers’ …

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Guest Post: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hello Russian Season readers! This is Amanda. Since Alina’s been busy these days with redesigning her other website, I offered to do a guest post for her. Before I go any …

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My Mom’s Paintings

Unicorn 2 Some time ago I mentioned I was taking pictures of something beautiful, that I would show you later. Today I would like to finally present my Mother’s paintings …

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Cottage Cheese Bars

I can barely live without these chocolate-glazed cottage cheese bars that are sold in every supermarket in Riga. They make a perfect lunchtime snack, or you can grab one in …

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Green Bean Avocado Arugula Salad

I lied to you. I am not making anything Eastern European this time. I have an excuse: to make something Eastern European, we always join with my Mom. She’s been …

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