Monthly Archives: January 2011

Tamara Gregorovna’s Cooking School

In honor of Kazakhstan hosting the 2011 Asian Games, the girls’ school adjourned for two days, giving the students a chance to attend some of the sporting events. We rejoiced in the holiday and promptly made plans to spend one of the days with our favorite Russian grandmother, Baba Toma.  In lieu of downhill skiing,  we chose monte-making. […]

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All in a Day’s Work

Our college kids are very busy.  They also lead very interesting lives.  Unfortunately, we are not close enough to  cheer for them a daily basis;  instead, we must enjoy them from a distance. And that we do. . .  This week in addition to his “normal” university routine, our son Daniel attended a formal dance at a downtown hotel,  […]

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Special Club; Special Days

The last Saturday of the month is CLUB DAY for the special needs’ teens!! Like all teens, the kids look forward to getting out and having fun together. . .  Irisha and Kanat led the club this afternoon.  Here Irisha is modeling her fashionable new glasses! FOR TANECHKA!!! As always, the club included singing, games, skits, [plus plenty […]

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It Has Begun. . .

In preparation for putting our house on the market, we are doing a bit of remont. . . We can sum remont up in one word: UGGGHHH!  Though we are certainly not big do-it-yourself-ers,  we are making some progress.  Three cheers for a few more white walls!

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Mountains of Muffins!

Another recipe from the family archives. . . This bran muffin recipe was used by my mother, my grandmother, my Aunt Rosalyn, as well as a prominent restaurant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama!  It is particularly nice because it makes A LOT (I always bake in bulk) and the batter can be stored in the refrigerator for up to […]

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