Injera bread made with my sourdough starter (which will never rise but tastes good), lettuce and cilantro, sour cream or yogurt, yams with garlic, ginger, red onions and honey with a ground pork version or Doro Wat.
Every year I try to do something fun with my little Russian neighbours, this year I threw a “Girl Party” in my tiny apartment. We baked cupcakes (12 people in a 450 sq/ft area with the oven blasting in 30 degree weather), made icing from scratch and decorated everything with candies and fruits. We listened to jazzy music while we cooked (their choice) and played girly dance music while we waiting for the cakes to cool. Post cupcakes I taught the girls how to play Pictionary and everyone thought it was “sooooo coool” that I let them use erasable markers to scribble on the window instead of using regular paper. These girls are truly amazing, I couldn’t believe how sweet and polite everyone was, I just loved having them over! Next year I’m organizing a lantern festival, I’m already excited!
Stotinki sneaking in a cuddle with Margo.
The marshmallow tripled in size in the oven.
Bragging to friend in Russia and Poland.
The powdered food colouring dyes everything, Sasha might have a blue mouth for the rest of her life. P.S. How cute are these girls!!!
The frosting got a bit messy.
Diana sporting this year’s shade of neon green.
I respect Dasha’s attention to detail and fierce concentration.
The cupcakes were really darn good.
I think they had fun.
We played a medium level (all in English) Pictionary game without any problems or language barriers.
My favorite drawing was Olivia’s masterpiece, the flamingo! Ha ha we laughed so hard!
I chose a vanilla cupcake filled with sprinkles and gummy bears topped with rainbow icing. Perfect party with my fantastic friends!