Saturday, April 16, 2005

This is Russian soda like we cook with in Kazakhstan. I have tried to substitute regular baking soda for it in other parts of the world (guess I just cook all over the place!) without any success. Can anyone tell me why this is so? Posted by Hello

15 comments:

Julie said...

I've never tried it, so I can't tell you. I know I used Arm and Hammer baking soda all around the house and in my cooking. I clean w/ it often. I love my arm and hammers :)

where is the weekly recipe?

Julie said...

now I see your cookie recipe,yummy! I didn't look far enough. I am behind in my comments b/c I couldn't comment for so long b/c blogger sucks.

Russell Ragsdale said...

This used to be hammer and sickle brand. I need to find out what's in it that makes it different. Glad you found the cookies!

angel-A said...

this soda is a kind of deja vu for me - remember this pack since my childhood which i had ages ago

Gama said...

No help here either sorry :-(
I ought know this, because my blood is part Russian, shame on me!

oXana said...

hi russssel,
i invite you to my new blog

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks oXana! Enjoyed it! Great stuff!

xronofag said...

:)

I c you've got some nice stuff on your blog :) Keep up the great job. :)

It is always nice to see your home through the foreigner's eye. Guess that was the reason why americans wouldn't stop asking me "how did I like it over here" when I was studying in Louisiana.

Regards, and hope you'll like it over here even more :)

PS. I wonder why this Blogger service does not have a "Friends" feature like LJ for example... at least a primitive one... geee

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks for the visit, xronofag! You have a really interesting blog too! Please come and visit me often!

xronofag said...

Can u read in Russian?

Anyway, you blog reminded me of the time I spent cooking in US, so here is my old post on how to make a simple stew.

http://mishe.pisem.net/master/

You can at least follow the pix :)
So, waddaya say? Does it look at least half good as your stuff? :)

Russell Ragsdale said...

Hi xronofag! I checked out your recipe, pretty interesting! You were right to use the term ragu. As you said it is tastier than sandwiches, I'm sure! I have worked here for The St. George (twice); the Dostyk (Karl Marx and Kurmangazi, twice); I opend the Dickens (on Lenin); I worked for the Rakhat Palace (Hyatt); and I opened and ran the El Paso (below the Lermantov theater); I also worked for the Tex Mex which was part of the Cardinal Bowling complex (on vinogradyeva). Thanks for the visit and the interesting comments!

xronofag said...

Hey, I see you've got impressing list of the places you've worked at. Btw, I've been only to some of them :)

Btw, I am waiting for some new yummi stuff on your blog ) Thinking about it makes me wanna cook smth. I know couple simple but tasty courses, so we'll see ) Thanx, for the comments.

So, u do read in Russian, right? At least a little bit.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Hi xronofag! Glad you've been to some of those places. Looking forward to doing some more recipes on my blog. Having some computer problems right now, but soon!

Yes I read Russian (and speak it). I've lived here since 1992.

xronofag said...

Great! ) I bet you liked it over here if you decided to stay here for quite a while, huh? )

Looking forward for some new eatable and enjoyable stuff )

Regards

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks xronofag! I'll get something interesting together for a recipe soon! Be patient!