About Olga

29 y.o. living in DC area, working for the govt, but trying to spend as much time as possible cooking, salsa dancing, crafting, traveling, and other such fun things




Arlington, VA

Favorite Foods

sushi, pizz, sandwiches, anything ethnic, dark chocolate

Dream Dinner Guests

hmmm, that would be to embarassing to admit :)

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  • Olga Apr 16 10:15 AM - Comment

    Soup time!

    This Cream of Asaparagus & Spinach Soup has actually no cream in it ;) Serve it hot or chilled! Go make it!!!

  • Olga Jan 25 11:00 AM - Comment

    Potato Balls in Tomato Sauce

    These potato balls in tomato sauce are so much easier than gnocchi. Yeet, incredibly satisfying! Make them any weeknight or for Sunday dinner.

  • Olga Dec 27 10:28 AM - Comment


    What’s your favorite rugelach filling? I share four fillings I made last weekend. Nutella is my favorite!

  • Olga Dec 9 1:55 PM - Comment


    Have you ever cooked a neck of a goat!? I tried and failed. So instead, I made sweet potato & pea ragu. You win some, you lose some.

  • Olga Dec 2 10:50 AM - Comment

    SOUP time

    It’s winter, so it’s a perfect time to make soup. How about Butternut Squash Soup with Chorizo, Kale & Chickpeas? You are going to love it.

  • Olga Nov 19 6:51 AM - Comment

    Lamb Supper Club

    Love lamb? What about making lamb pizza? This one has arugula, goat cheese & pepperoncini.

  • Olga Nov 3 7:08 PM - Comment

    Turtle Tart

    Make this turtle tart for the person you ♥! Trust me, they will appreciate it. Chocolate, pecans, caramel, more chocolate. YUM

  • Olga Oct 3 11:31 AM - Comment

    Brussels Sprouts

    Love them? Then make this dish. It’s good for breakfast, bruch, lunch or dinner: Brussels sprouts with chorizo, red onions and poached egg.

  • Olga Sep 12 9:51 AM - Comment


    Before figs disappear, make sure to make this salad with arugula, goat cheese and pickled onions.

  • Olga Sep 7 10:06 AM - Comment

    Soup Time

    It’s raining, dark and slightly chilly outside. Perfect time to make coconut lentil soup with pickled onions and cilantro. Based on Marc Samuelssons’ blog with a few changes, of course!

  • Olga Aug 27 11:07 AM - Comment

    Photo essay

    Why not visit a farmers’ market when you are on a vacation? Check out my photos from Denver.

  • Olga Aug 17 8:24 AM - Comment


    it is cool enough where you are to make soup? then make Domenica Marchetti's pasta soup. I added carrots to mine. The whole family will love it.

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Green Potato Salad With Pesto

From Olga — Blog by
April 14, 2009

Spring makes me think of red skinned potatoes, salads and greens. Here’s a recipe I came up with a while ago that screams Spring time: Green Potato Salad With Pesto.

6 red potatoes, cubed
16 ounces green and yellow beans
8 ounces peas
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
prepared pesto, to taste

1. In a big pot of salted water cook potatoes until almost tender.
2. Add peas and beans to the potatoes and cook for 2 minutes.
3. Drain the vegetables, combine with red onion and pesto.
4. Serve warm.

Variations: My sister Anna suggested adding mustard to the salad. Boiled eggs will go well in this salad too. This salad is perfect for leftovers!

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