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Sea Buckthorn Kissel

By |2017-10-20T11:11:16+00:00October 20th, 2017|Categories: Beverages|

It seems that there can be nothing easier than just mixing water, simple syrup and starch together in order to create a new dish or drink. However, modern fruit and berry kissels came into being quite recently, in the beginning of the 19th century, and instantly gained popularity among the well-off. Originally, in Rus’ kissel [...]

Ivan Tea

By |2017-09-20T09:04:27+00:00September 20th, 2017|Categories: Beverages, Russian|

Autumn is that special time of the year when it feels just right to spend evenings with your family. That is why one of the most popular autumn rituals in Russian families is tea drinking.  For many people homeliness and coziness is closely associated with Russian samovar, strong, flavorful tea and fresh luscious pastries. Nowadays [...]

Fruit Kompot – VIDEO

By |2016-07-25T22:32:35+00:00July 25th, 2016|Categories: Beverages, Food, Recipes, Russian, Ukranian|Tags: , |

Looking for an all-natural drink that's also low in sugar? Try this homemade recipe for summer fruit kompot. What is Fruit Kompot? Kompot is a sweet fruit drink made with seasonal fruits or berries. Unlike fruit juice, kompot is prepared by simmering or boiling the fruits and adding a bit of sweetener like sugar, honey, maple or agave syrup. [...]

Russian Teatime Traditions

By |2014-12-01T23:45:36+00:00December 1st, 2014|Categories: Beverages, Recipes|

Russians are known to drink two things: vodka and tea. The number one hot drink in Russia, tea consumption tips at over 170,000 TONS per year. So what are some Russian teatime traditions? Loose leaf tea is brewed in a small teapot with high concentration of tea to water. The concentrate, called "zavarka" is poured into [...]

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Happy 4th of July!!!

By |2014-07-03T10:45:36+00:00July 3rd, 2014|Categories: Beverages, Holiday Ideas, Recipes|Tags: , |

US Independence Day (Eng. Independence Day) – the day of signing the Declaration of Independence in 1776, which proclaimed the independence of the United States from the Kingdom of Great Britain; It is celebrated in the United States of America 4th of July. Independence day is considered the birthday of the United States as a free [...]

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Festive Fall Drink Recipes

By |2013-09-29T01:45:25+00:00September 29th, 2013|Categories: Beverages, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |

Aahh, Fall – the season of cool crisp weather, faint scents of burning wood, and warm drinks! Warm flavors like cinnamon, pumpkin spice and nutmeg are being added to coffee and tea cups across the United States. In European countries like Germany and Poland, hot cider and spiced wines are all the rage at this time [...]

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What’s so good about juicing?

By |2013-05-07T23:45:14+00:00May 7th, 2013|Categories: Beverages, Health & Beauty, Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

In the past several years, the juicing craze has gotten completely out of control. People juice everything: pineapple, beets, cucumbers, kale, tomatoes, etc. etc. There are high-power juicers and cold-presses, juicers for one and for an entire platoon. But do we really know all there is to know about how good, or bad juicing can be [...]

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Healthy Drinks

By |2012-06-15T23:45:05+00:00June 15th, 2012|Categories: Beverages, Recipes|Tags: , |

Have you ever thought about the importance of what and how much you drink every day? It was discovered just a few decades ago that people need to drink at least 8 glasses of liquids a day in order to stay healthy and live long. Water is the main component of our bodies. It dissolves various [...]

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Russian Kvass

By |2012-05-30T12:02:08+00:00May 30th, 2012|Categories: Beverages, Russian|

Russian Kvass is a unique beverage, which has no analogues in any other country in the world. Kvass is made from germinated and fermented grain cereals (rye, barley, wheat). Unlike beer, which has the same initial ingredients as kvass, the latter is mainly produced by lactic acid fermentation, and the alcohol content in kvass does not [...]

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Beer Season

By |2012-05-18T11:51:41+00:00May 18th, 2012|Categories: Beverages, Russian|

Here comes the summer, a season of vacations, picnics and Beer Season. Beer is a low-alcohol beverage which contains 3-10% alcohol. Among all alcoholic drinks, beer is the most consumed in all countries, and it is especially loved in Eastern Europe. The Czech Republic takes first place in the world for consumption of beer, where it [...]

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Bal

By |2011-11-02T23:44:33+00:00November 2nd, 2011|Categories: Beverages, Cuisine, Kirghiz, Recipes|Tags: , , , |

Bal is a national Kyrgyz beverage made from honey and spices. Bal is served hot. Ball is a drink for the festive table. Traditionally keg score was part of the gifts of the groom; for matchmakers and guests drink served in a carved kadochke. It manufactures often where engaged in apiculture and beekeeping. Ever since ancient [...]

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Atkanchay

By |2011-11-02T23:44:33+00:00November 2nd, 2011|Categories: Beverages, Cuisine, Kirghiz, Recipes|Tags: , |

Atkanchay or Etkenchay, Etkenshay (Uighurs. ئەتكەنچاي / etkenchay / әtkәnchay) – the national drink of Uighurs, known as butter tea and Tibet. The strong brewed tea baikhovi topped up with milk in a ratio of 1: 1, hard salt, give to boil. In some areas with added butter milk, sour cream and occasionally readjusted to reflux. [...]

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