It's been 7 years since I've posted. A lot has happened. After years of infertility and loss I had my now 5 year old son, Jonah. Jonah was a micro preemie, born at 560 grams at 28 weeks. We as a family endured a long hospital stay with what seemed like endless complications. He is now 5 happy and healthy, we have delays from prematurity but we are thriving as a family.
Last May I lost my grandmother, my Baba Peters. She was the matriarch of my family and a huge reason why I love to cook and eat. Her death inspired me to want to share my recipes on this forum again. The tile of this blog is "Foodie Relation's" and since her death it's taken on a new meaning. I want to create a place to document my families recipes and a place to give my family and friends easy access to my favorite recipes. I still love to cook dishes with big flavor using fresh seasonal ingredients. My hope is to also bring an array of family dishes from my Russian background- and maybe modernize them- while paying tribute to my roots.
I also have a great group of friends from college that have been encouraging me to get back to posting my recipes. Over the last year we've reconnected, we chat daily about all the important things in life- like what we are eating or making for dinner and how we are all surviving motherhood during COVID while throwing flashback memories of being 20 somethings in college.
So Foodie Relations is back. Here's to great family, friends, and to the yummy food and great memories that bond us all.