[Russian Fairy Tales] GO I KNOW NOT WHITHER FETCH I KNOW NOT WHAT

GO I KNOW NOT WHITHER FETCH I KNOW NOT WHAT By the blue sea, in a certain empire, there dwelt once upon a time a king who was a bachelor, and he had a whole company of archers, and the archers used to go a-hunting with him and shoot the birds that flew about, and provided meat for their master’s table. In this company served … Continue reading [Russian Fairy Tales] GO I KNOW NOT WHITHER FETCH I KNOW NOT WHAT

[Russian Fairy Tales] THE STORY OF GOKE-GOKINSKOE

There once lived in a village two brothers, one of whom was rich, and the other poor. With the rich man everything went swimmingly, in everything he laid his hand to he found luck and bliss; but as for the poor man, slave and toil as he might, fortune flew away from him. The rich man, in a few years, so grew out of bounds … Continue reading [Russian Fairy Tales] THE STORY OF GOKE-GOKINSKOE

[Russian Fairy Tales] THE STORY OF THE TSAREVICH IVAN, AND OF THE HARP THAT HARPED WITHOUT A HARPER

THE STORY OF THE TSAREVICH IVAN, AND OF THE HARP THAT HARPED WITHOUT A HARPER Far, far behind the blue sea, behind the fiery abyss, in the void places, in the midst of the pleasant meadows, stood a lofty city, and in this city ruled Tsar Umnaya Golova with his Tsaritsa. There they lived a long time, and to their great delight a daughter was … Continue reading [Russian Fairy Tales] THE STORY OF THE TSAREVICH IVAN, AND OF THE HARP THAT HARPED WITHOUT A HARPER

How to Make Lace-Trim Decorated Cookies

You’ll need: cut-out cookies, virtually any shape royal icing gel paste food coloring (I used Chefmaster White) piping bag, fitted with a coupler #2 icing tip (option: use a tipless bag) food-only Filbert paintbrush water paper towel [NOTE: For these cookies, I’m adding the lace trim to a “naked” cookie before continuing on with the decorating. You can absolutely use this technique on a cookie that has been flooded. BE … Continue reading How to Make Lace-Trim Decorated Cookies

Russian Fairy Tales

PREFACE The existence of the Russian Skazki or Marchen was first made generally known to the British Public some twenty years ago by Mr. W. R. S. Ralston in his Russian Folk Tales. That excellent and most engrossing volume was, primarily, a treatise on Slavonic Folk- Lore, illustrated with admirable skill and judgment, by stories, mainly selected from the vast collection of Afanasiev, who did … Continue reading Russian Fairy Tales