Mashed potatoes with barley and pork

First I would like to share few pictures from Tallinn, Estonia with you. This is the city where I grew up and called home for many years. *Christmas market at the old town square *They were selling a lot of Estonian handicrafts. It´s a magical place with snow, even for me. *Tallinn, old town. View…

Український фестиваль

Український фестиваль or Ukrainian festival, I hope I wrote that correctly 🙂 It feels wrong to party when these horrible events go on in Crimea. The latest in news is that Russia is striving to restore the Soviet Union and “eliminate” Ukraine”. I, myself grew up in Soviet Union and I feel absolutely disgusted and…

Memories of home

There is a place in Toronto that is like no place else, that reminds me of back home.  Actually not the place itself, but I can find food there that I cannot in regular Canadian grocery stores, like good sauerkraut, pickle, European pressed cottage cheese or I say kohupiim (in Estonian) which is not like your…

Sauerkraut soup

I have grown up with this soup and it helped me a lot when I gained an extra 18 pounds in my late teen years. I joined a diet group and the first challenge was a week of sauerkraut soup with no meat. This was the start of my weight loss and even now when…