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Kalitki (Калитки)

Kalitki (Калитки)

Kalitki (singular – kalitka) are small open-faced pies popular in the regions where the Veps or Vepsians live – in Karelia and east of St. Petersburg, for example in the Tikhvin district. The Veps language […]




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Pearl Barley Kasha (Перловая каша)

Pearl Barley Kasha (Перловая каша)

Another chicken feed favorite (millet being the first one), barley is a tough grain. Chickens swallow small rocks to help their gizzards grind it but what are humans left to do? One way is to […]




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Millet Kasha (Пшённая каша)

Millet Kasha (Пшённая каша)

Are millets just for the birds? Those who don’t like millet kasha would quickly agree, but this tiny grain is still consumed in large quantities by humans in several countries including Russia. Millet grains prepared […]




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