December 24, 2011

Freshly-salted cucumbers

  • Wash fresh cucumbers and place in a glass jar in layers with dill and garlic in between each layer.
  • Cover the cucumbers with a prepared brine.
  • (Brine: dissolve 2-3 tablespoons of salt in 1 liter (quarter) of water). 
  • The cucumbers will be ready in 2 days.
  • If you cut the ends of the cucumbers, and cover them with the prepared hot brine, they will be ready in 2 hours.

December 20, 2011

Pan-Fried Potatoes

  • 6-7 medium uncooked potatoes
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste
  1. Peel and chop the onion and saute 2/3 of it in vegetable oil.
  2. Peel the potatoes, cut them into strips, and add to the onion.
  3. Mix and add salt.
  4. Fry 5-10 minutes and add the rest of the onion.
  5. Continue frying the potatoes until golden-brown and serve. Enjoy!

December 8, 2011

Oatmeal Cookies

  • 1.1 lb (500 g) oatmeal flakes
  • 0.55 lb (250 g) unsalted butter
  • 0.45 lb (200 g) granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • grated dried lemon
  1. Sift and saute oatmeal flakes in melted butter (0.28 lb/125 g).
  2. Beat the rest of the butter with the sugar.
  3. Cool the oatmeal flakes and add to the sugar mixture.
  4. Add the grated dried lemon, eggs, and sifted flour.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Take the dough with a teaspoon and put on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake in the oven until golden-brown (375F/ 10-15 minutes).
  8. Cool the cookies, and serve with hot tea or coffee.