A Texan In The Urals

Sep 04

Finally.  I received my driver’s license today.  Starting this year, you need a license to driver scooters in Russia, so I decided I might as well go for the motorcycle license.  So, now I can pull my scooter out of the closet and hit the streets. :)

Finally. I received my driver’s license today. Starting this year, you need a license to driver scooters in Russia, so I decided I might as well go for the motorcycle license. So, now I can pull my scooter out of the closet and hit the streets. :)

Aug 25

Another Food Post

A friend said I post too much about food, so here is another entry. :)



Spoiled milk? Actually, it’s kefir, a fermented milk beverage. A woman from my mother-in-law’s church gave her some kefir grains. These are a combination of yeast and bacteria, which work together to make kefir. These are placed in a jar which is then filled with milk. After about a day you end up with kefir, which tastes sort of like buttermilk.

Now we have some of the grains and are making kefir ourselves.

Aug 20

Frijoles Refritos - домашний :)

After several attempts, they finally turned out more or less like I remember.  Well, I can’t get a can of Rosarita refried beans here.  Besides, fresh refried beans taste better.

Frijoles Refritos - домашний :)

After several attempts, they finally turned out more or less like I remember. Well, I can’t get a can of Rosarita refried beans here. Besides, fresh refried beans taste better.

Aug 17

Верх-Иньва

Верх-Иньва

Aug 06

A Komi proverb that basically means - “Wherever you are, there’s no place like home.”

A Komi proverb that basically means - “Wherever you are, there’s no place like home.”

Jul 14

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Jul 09

Jun 28

Komi-Permyak dolls.

Komi-Permyak dolls.

Jun 21