Maslenitsa

Shrovetide – Maslenitsa. Russian Pancakes

By |2018-02-18T15:51:09-04:00February 18th, 2018|Categories: Maslenitsa|

Pancake week can rightly be considered the most fun time of the year after the New Year hustle and bustle. It heralds the onset of spring and gives people a few carefree days in the winter succession of daily routine. Maslenitsa is unimaginable without pancakes in all their diversity with different fillings and toppings - [...]

Maslenitsa Rituals and Traditions

By |2017-02-19T17:06:07-04:00February 19th, 2017|Categories: Blini, Holidays, Maslenitsa, Russian|Tags: , |

Maslenitsa is Russian Mardi Gras that lasts a whole week. Sometimes called Butter Week, Cheesefare Week, or Pancake Week, Maslenitsa is a time to eat blini, play games, and have snowball fights. Celebrated a week before the Orthodox Lent (also called Great Lent), Maslenitsa is rooted in ancient Slavic traditions of sun worshipping. In the [...]

Blinis for Maslenitsa

By |2016-03-13T22:58:43-04:00March 13th, 2016|Categories: Appetizers, Blini, Breakfast, Cuisine, Food, Maslenitsa, Recipes, Russian, Ukranian|

Today is the last day of Maslenitsa — an old Slavic festival that precedes the period of Great Lent in the Orthodox Church’s traditions. Also known as Pancake Week, Maslenitsa lasts an entire week and gets its name from ‘maslo’ the Russian word for butter which literally signifies that only dairy products are eaten. A cheerful [...]

Maslenitsa is Sunshine and Pancakes

By |2014-02-28T23:45:25-04:00February 28th, 2014|Categories: Breakfast, Holidays, Maslenitsa|Tags: , , , |

Sunshine and pancakes: that’s the theme of Maslenitsa! Loosely translated as Butter Pancake Week, Maslenitsa is a Slavic festival that originated in pagan times as a way to bid farewell to winter and welcome in the sunny season of Spring. Maslenitsa (Russian Pancake Week) The deliciously gluttonous week of sweet and savory blini – pronounced blee-nee [...]

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Come for the pancakes!

By |2002-03-14T15:38:42-04:00March 14th, 2002|Categories: Holidays, Maslenitsa|Tags: , , |

Pancakes is a staple food of Russian cuisine and there is no dish more popular than pancakes on the Russian table. It seems that you can find nothing delicious in a fried piece of batter. But the person, who has ever tasted Russian bliny (pancakes) with tantalizing aroma, will never say it. In the old days [...]

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