Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Finds in the Fridge

It still surprises me that after nearly 20 years in the U.S., my parents and I keep distinctly Russian food in our
respective fridges.

Like thrifty Soviets, we store it all in recycled plastic containers. (There's no Container Store in Russia, you know.)

Case in point:

What's this? Yogurt, you say? Oh, no.

It's homemade pickles!

And what's this? Iced tea, you guess? Nope--it's homemade kvass.

I doubt we're the only immigrants who do this sort of thing. What "native" food do you have in the fridge? Tell me on the Yulinka Cooks Facebook page. (Like my cross--*caugh* self--promotion?)


Christina'Marie said...

That's super funny cuz it's so true! My gramma does the pickles thing too:)
So glad to find another russian cook in blogland. New follower... off to explore the rest of your blessing of a blog!

Thescarletpimpernel said...

Reading this post made me think of how we stick to our traditional foods even after being here for 20 yrs. I love the kvass and you could always find pickled cucumbers in our fridge in the summer too! Great blog, look forward to reading more of your posts!

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