You’re right about spring coming. Though it’s still frosty and there’s snow everywhere, there’s a feeling that spring is near.
As for blini, yes, they really remind your spring rolls when they’re rolled and filled. But more often we eat blini without rolling, wrapping, filling. My favourite way of eating blini is just to sread sour cream around them and eat while they’re hot. In the past Russian people preferred eating pancakes with caviar ( red or black) but nowadays not all people can afford to buy it. It’s very expensive.
Grace, my congratulations on the Chinese New Year. I know the symbol of it is a goat. My students gave me a wall calendar with 12 different images of a goat (for every month). It’s on the wall of my room.
WOW !!! The goat made from flowers is amazing! So colourful and cute! It looks like the symbol of SPRING! Thanks for such a cheerful photo.
How're you doing, my dear! Sorry for not keeping in touch so long. I'm fine, only very busy with my school activities.
We've been celebrating Maslenitsa this week in Russia! It's the holiday that lasts for a week to say "Goodbye!" to winter and also it’s a special week before the Great Lent according to Orthodox Church. Every day of Maslenitsa is devoted to special rituals. Maslenitsa is our Russian carnival. It’s very colourful and cheerful and people have a lot of fun. The main food is bliny (Russian pancakes). I cooked bliny on Wednesday. Unfortunately forgot to take a photo og them.
On the last day of Maslenitsa there’s a solemn burning of the stuffed figure of winter.
The last day of the week –Sunday is called ‘forgiveness Sunday’. On that day people ask each other for forgiveness for all grievances and troubles. So, Grace, forgive me, please!