Category Archives: family

Louis XIV Asks Riddles X

Esteemed Readers, here is a new riddle very suitable for coming Halloween/Samhain time. Try to guess what object it might be. Good luck! “I was born & grown in the forest. Then I came to the house & gathered the … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Prochor Lebedn’ik /the Saltbush-Worker

Saint Prochor Lebedn’ik/the Saltbush Maker (  -1107) is the monk, the Saint & the Miracle – Worker of the Russian Orthodox Church. Too little is know about his childhood. His hagiographies tell about him already as a monk who was … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine: Roasted Poultry

It is difficult to imagine the Russian New Year without a roasted duck. It is alike a traditional Christmas turkey & definitely it is cooked with sour apples. This dish has a long story not certain at least for me: … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles VII

Esteemed Readers, it’s time for a new riddle. It is dedicated to nature, if be more precise, to a Russian landscape (3 notions). Good luck! “Two say:Let’s stand. Another two say: Let’s shake. Another two add: Let’s run”. REPLY to … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles VI

Esteemed Readers, grasshoppers are singing, the summer is at its heights & we are going to guess out a new riddle. This one reflects summer & its wonderful blooming: “I’m born without a father but cannot exist without a mother. … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine: Kholodets/Aspic

Kholod’ets or st’uden’, a Russian version of jelly minced meat is an ancient dish. I suppose that it is as ancient as Moscow, (founded in 1147 as our historical sources declare). Due to our cold & hostile climit substantial meat … Continue reading

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Soviet Cuisine: Light Vegan Salads II

Carrots. summer radish & even sauerkraut are also popular ingredients for traditional Russian salads. Here are some recipes for your cooking inspiration, Esteemed Readers. Carrot, Apple & Walnut Salad Ingredients: Carrots – 200 gr., apples (not too sweet)- 300 gr., … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1634: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, simultaneously with a New Lunar Year we open a door to historical news 1634. Let’s expect more negotiations, more seiges, less moving of the Imperial troops & their friends the Spaniards & at least a tiny air of … Continue reading

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Voyage de Siam par l’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 XI

  Esteemed Readers, we go on our voyage to the Tropic of Capricorn. Soon appetizers, fresh salads & best fishes are served! Enjoy yourselves! 😉🍤 Aboard the Oiseau, 3 May 1685 “…A little Zephyr is coming from the West. It … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1633: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, the New Year’s Eve is a good time for a new set of the historical news. Here are some local events of peace happened in France at the end of the year 1633. It is the Thirty Years’ … Continue reading

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