Easy-Peasy Russian Olivier/Olivye Recipe

I remember the first time I had Olivye in Samara, Russia with a woman who became a dear friend and tutor – Marina. She explained to my companion and I how she’d prepped it, and then mixed in some mayo with her bare hands in front of us. She had stored some of the food…

Free Printable Easter Banner!

I love Easter. I love the bright colors. The bunnies. The flowers. The glitter, and baskets, and messes of fake grass, and special Sunday dresses, and everything else that I have been raised to correlate with the holiday. But my short time in Russia taught me a second version of how some people view Easter….

How To More Fully Celebrate Easter: The Russian Way

“Воистину, Он воскрес.” As a Christian young woman, making my way down the streets of Saratov, Russia, I didn’t know that this traditional holiday greeting would stick with me and bring such joy every time I think of Easter. Or bunnies. Or kuliches. Or even Christmas! (Basically, anything that my mind connects back to Easter.)…