Carrots in Horseradish Sauce

  What do you do when you have a whole bunch of freshly picked carrots? You definitely don’t want to cook them all. Enjoy the crunchiness and freshness of the carrots by eating them raw or make my raw carrot salad. That is what I did with the carrots I picked at Pyrah’s Pioneer Peak Farm.

Roasted Vegetable Salad (Mangal Salad)

While I was vacationing in Azerbaijan, I enjoyed eating several varieties of delicious salad called Mangal, a very popular summer dish. Traditionally most of the ingredients for the salad are grilled on skewers on a mangal, a Caucasian style grill, and served as a side with grilled meat (kebab).

Russian Vinaigrette Salad with Beets and Potatoes

Vinaigrette salad is one of my favorite salads to make! It is called Vinegret in Russia and the former USSR republics and is a staple on a celebration table. At some point in history this salad was served with vinaigrette dressing on the side, but nowadays it is mixed with sunflower or any other vegetable… Continue reading Russian Vinaigrette Salad with Beets and Potatoes

Russian Potato Salad

Russian Potato Salad is another name for Stolichniy Salad (Capital Salad), which is a variation of Olivier Salad. It was created in the 1860s by a Russian chef of Belgian origin (who might have been French), Lucien Olivier, the chef of the prestigious Hermitage restaurant in Moscow. The salad quickly became a staple at the restaurant, and nowadays is… Continue reading Russian Potato Salad