Downstairs, there is a pile of kopeks next to the garbage bins. A ruble is far less than a penny, and there are one hundred kopeks to every ruble…. The kopeks are not there to be thrown away. They are for someone who actually needs them. Three hundred of them would buy a potato or two.
Dinner table gatherings help to build cultural ties and tear down political walls. Tomatoes crushed by hand, simmered into a large Dutch oven, with garlic, salt, and pepper to flavor. … Continue reading →