this recipe, but we use beef. There are vegetarian recipes too! Here is a link to a bunch of different recipes if you are in the mood to do some adventurous healthy cooking! My goal for the year was to cook at least one Russian dish every week for the year! So far, so good! My last Bilingual Babies post talked about Blini!My father-in-law taught me how to cook Borscht. Borscht is the traditional Russian Beet Soup, well his version of it! It is well known that if you put a bunch of Russians in one room and asked them to make a certain dish, each dish would be completely different, but completely right. There are many, many versions of Borscht. The one I make is very similar to
Haven't cooked with beets yet? You don't know what you have missed! These are some of the most nutritious and delicious vegetables around! Adding them to the soup not only gives it the flavor, but also the bright red color! (and your hands) Don't worry - it washes =) Someday, I would love to die some white clothes with beets!
In addition to talking to the kids about the vegetables while I cook, I am also to label things! I am not super organized, but I like to have environmental print around the house, especially in the languages we are teaching our children. Something as simple as labeling the items in our fridge may remind me to ask them if they want this or that in Russian (our second language) and may prompt my kids to read that word while it is in my hands (developing literacy in that language). I'd like to make a poster of all the food groups in Russian to post on my cupboards. (someday...) For now, I'll just stick to simple labels!