When we visited the Russian city of Uglich, our tour group from the Viking Surkov were invited by a retired schoolteacher to have a small luncheon at her home. Vegetables were from her own greenhouse and garden, and she served cake baked at home. Home-grown vegetables soon vanished from the
plates, as did homemade bread and cake.Of course, much of the fun of the visit came from watching fellow passengers participate in tasting homemade Russian vodka! They were also instructed in the part pickles play in vodka-drinking.
I understand it was quite an experience, and can give you my personal opinion of the tea and cake. They were delicious!
|Above, after bidding our hostess (holding door) farewell,|
my husband stopped to admire something
in her spacious garden of flowers and vegetables.
Posted for Our World Tuesday
the second-generation meme appearing in honor of the late Klaus Peter, who began the very popular My World Tuesday.
Klaus's wonderful work in wildlife photography will live on, I'm sure, in books and galleries, but he will also be long remembered for the help and unstinting encouragement he gave to his fellow bloggers.