Tag: Russia

Thoughts, Travel, Uncategorized

The joys of 2015: the experiences that made my year

Travel adventures abounded for me in 2015. Yes, I know how fortunate I am. It was a year full of amazing journeys, discovering new countries and revisiting old ones on three continents. Here are some of my favourite bits. March My Blue Train odyssey It’s always been my dream to experience one of the world’s […]

Restaurants, Travel, Uncategorized

Russian delights in St Petersburg

So I’ve recently spent three days exploring St Petersburg in Russia. This was my second visit to Russia, my first being to Moscow 10 years ago. It’s a fascinatingly unique country with a strong, and somewhat aggressive personality. I’ll tell you all about what to see in this beautiful city later, but for today we’re […]

Recipes, Salad recipes, Uncategorized, Vegetarian recipes

Russian salad: A recipe and a magical story

Most of my encounters with Russian salad have been in Spain – it’s a  dish commonly served in most tapas bars around the country.  I can’t say I’ve ordered it much, but its frequent appearances did get me wondering what the story was behind this ubiquitous salad. There’s a bit to wade through, but legend […]