Welcome to Sweet n Savory.

This blog is created to celebrate the experience of creating wholesome  meals and the pleasure that is derived from them.     A kitchen  is a place where art and science merge, allowing you to be as creative  as you dare.   Meals are meant to be enjoyed and savored while fueling  your body for a healthy lifestyle.  It is my pleasure to share with you my favorite  true and tried recipes of  good food, both savory and sweet.

I’m Larisa, and I have an incredible luck of being able to learn from the best home cooks that surrounded me my entire life .  My Grandmother, my Babushka Zina,   taught me how to make my first spongecake at the age of five.   She went through World War II in Soviet Union, years of hunger and deprivation after the war,  yet  could make the most incredible and healthy meals out of nothing,  humble at times but great none the less.  It’s through her eyes I look at the world still.  My mom has an ability  to transform weekdays into holidays and mundane into exciting .   She can take an ordinary beef stew, add a little bit of this and a little bit of that and boom – it’s a culinary masterpiece.  I spent my summers  helping my aunt tend to her orchard and garden, enjoying the blessing of fresh picked produce, stealing a taste of fresh made jams from the fruit I helped pick.

Raising three active boys and holding a full time job is a challenge.   The meals I make for my family  on the weekdays are  simple and nutritious, it’s on the weekends that I can experiment with recipes.   I appreciate your company through this journey and look forward to sharing new experiences with you.





6 responses to “About

  1. 🙂 this is soooo beautifully written. I cannot wait to see what else you have coming. I wait for a new recipe everyday, and I can taste your recipes come truly from the heart, have a lot of depth and history. Bon Apetite

  2. I love your blog! Larisa, you go girl – how do you even find time for all that!!! I love your writing style as well. 😉

  3. I absolutely love your blog, Larisa!
    All of your recipes are healthy, nutricious and very well put together!!!
    Please post, share and inspire us with your masterpieces.

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