Monthly Archives: January 2012

Lucky Lucy Loves Liver!

What sounds like a tongue twister is really an endorsement for pet treats, at least as far as Lucy is concerned. I recently had the pleasure of hiking with her and owner Marcie Dylan. I couldn’t help but notice the … Continue reading

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One more New Year to go: the Year of the Water Dragon

The Year of the Water Dragon is just around the corner, and on January 23rd we will celebrate Chinese New Year. With western and eastern orthodox New Year (January lst and 14th) behind us, there is still one more opportunity … Continue reading

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Comfort Food for Cold Days

It’s been freaking cold in Sonoma this last week! Even the hardiest of plants have succumbed to wilting, so keeping warm and comfortable has been my personal objective. To that end (I absolutely abhor the much over-used “having said that”), … Continue reading

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Drinks and Zakuski Still Available

There are still a few copies of my memoir-cookbook, Drinks and Zakuski(Appetizers), available for purchase.  Check the out the review at http://blog.sfgate.com/wilson/2011/12/09/drinks-and-zakuski-with-maria-lobanovsky/#.TuNt0S8x8-k.gmail To order copies send a check for $20 per copy (includes shipping and handling) to : Maria Lobanovsky, … Continue reading

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Russian Festival in San Francisco

This year Russian Center’s annual festival highlighting Russian culture, food and entertainment is set for Feb. 10-12. The theme is the 200th anniversary of Fort Ross. First time visitors will be impressed with the building itself, built in 1911 and … Continue reading

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Lovin’ Dumplin’

In an effort to check favorite recipes in my upcoming cookbook-memoir, The Lobanovsky Family Table, I recently revisited Mama’s dumplings. Feather light and buttery they are the perfect addition to a winter soup. Try them and see… 1/3 cup water, … Continue reading

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