Sunday, 20 September 2015

Concert "We are together" in Gomel

It's very simple . This is concert of Belarusian singers. I was there. And the camera several times showed me. But this is almost not visible, alas ...
If you watch this show for 10-15 minutes, you will see the Belarusian showbiz stars. Yes, they are not world-class. Yes, the song is too colorful and perhaps outdated. But the public loves these songs, many people have grown up on them. Therefore, it is an original mixture of memories and the present (at the end you'll see Teo, he performed at the Eurovision Song Contest this year).

Memo to tourists. Post cards

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Belarusian Potato Babka

I can still remember watching my grandmothers make potato babka and climbing up on the chair behind the kitchen table to enjoy this potato goodness. My uncle reminded me of this great recipe and I decided to make it. It turned out even better than I remembered and I wondered why I hadn’t made it sooner. It’s very similar in taste to Potato Pancakes, but cooked in a different way. The potatoes are creamy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. Using raw grated potatoes makes the texture so unique. Enjoy with a bit of sour cream and some fresh minced herbs.

Yields: 4 servings

Friday, 18 September 2015

Belarusian holiday cards

I like these cards because they are universal. They fit almost every holiday. You can send a postcard to congratulate your friend's birthday. Or send it to a friend on the occasion of the long-awaited weekend)))

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Discover Brest for yourself

By the way, all the lights on Sovetskaya St. are lit  by one person. By hand. Every evening.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Dreams of autumn Minsk. 1965

This video was filmed in October, 1965. You will see Minsk and its inhabitants. The teacher with the students. The boys, who walk in the autumn park. How little machines were then and  people could cross the road at any time!

It is the shadow of a bygone era. And for some reason I want to cry.