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Hello, my name is Julia.
Welcome to my food and photography blog – JuliasAlbum.com!

JuliasAlbum.com, Russian food blog, Russian recipes, Russian food recipes, how to make crepes, how to make ravioli

I am so glad you’re visiting my site, and I really hope you’ll enjoy my recipes and photos! Please feel welcome to comment, ask questions, and interact with me here. If you made one of my recipes, I’d love to hear how it turned out for you! If you also have a food blog (or any other type of blog), I always check it out if you leave your URL in one of the comment boxes. I love discovering real people behind the comments and the blogs!

In a nutshell, this blog is a reflection of what I eat on a daily basis, therefore you will see lots of savory recipes, as well as recipes for sweets and desserts.

I would describe many of my dishes as high quality “peasant” food: fresh, whole ingredients cooked in a simple, “peasant” way. I also love to explore various ethnic cuisines.

I started this blog on August 29, 2012, and I still am full of cooking ideas! I welcome comments, feedback and interaction!

  • Ana September 16, 2012, 3:20 pm

    Hi Julia! I just found you (thanks for stopping by on my blog) and I’m in awe of your photography and cooking skills. You’re amazing! If you just started this blog then I can’t wait to see where this goes! Everything about it is already perfection. I will definitely follow you and can’t wait to make some of your delicious recipes. Thanks for sharing!

    • Julia September 16, 2012, 11:47 pm

      I LOVED photography on your site! Thank you for your kind words – it will be fun to follow your blog!

  • Jean | Delightful Repast September 28, 2012, 6:34 am

    Julia, love your blog. But, my goodness, I hope you’re not going to try to keep up this frequency of posting – with a husband, two energetic dogs and a corporate job – whew! Love “peasant” food – hate things like sous vide and other trendy nonsense! :D

    • Julia September 28, 2012, 6:30 pm

      Thank you! You’re right, keeping the blog is not as easy as it seemed before I started it :). It takes a lot of time investment for sure!

  • Olga October 1, 2012, 1:22 am

    Great photos here!

    • Julia October 1, 2012, 11:21 am

      Thank you!

  • Holly | Beyond Kimchee October 8, 2012, 4:48 pm

    I love your site, the recipe, the photography and everything else. Looking forward to seeing many great recipes from your blog.

    • Julia October 9, 2012, 6:43 pm

      Thank you for such a sweet comment!

  • Natasha @ Natasha's Kitchen October 16, 2012, 9:51 pm

    Great website Julia, I will be checking in regularly from now on :). Looking forward to try your recipes.

    • Julia October 17, 2012, 1:57 am

      Thank you! I loved your blog and happy to see you visiting mine!

  • Marcela October 19, 2012, 1:53 pm

    Hi Julia! Thanks for passing by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. Beautiful recipes, beautiful pictures, congratulations!
    Also, how nice to read that you are a twin. I have (fraternal) twins myself!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Julia October 19, 2012, 4:15 pm

      Thanks for visiting back! It’s fun to have twins, I am sure. They are usually such buddies!

  • Liz December 4, 2012, 6:46 pm

    Hi Julia, Thanks for stopping by my site today! Love your pics and recipes. I’ll be stopping by often! :)

  • Julie Thomson January 2, 2013, 3:21 pm

    Hi! I’m working on a round-up of agave dessert recipes for The Huffington Post Taste. I’d love to include your crepes with ricotta filling recipe. Please contact me if you’re interested. Thanks!

  • Eat Well and Sleep March 3, 2013, 10:35 am

    Hey Julia,
    Great blog. Great photography. Glad I found you. Are you on Twitter? Can’t find a link if you are.

    • Julia March 3, 2013, 8:07 pm

      No, I am not. I am ashamed to admit I’ve never used twitter. For now, I am on Pinterest and Facebook.

  • Juan Beltran March 5, 2013, 1:55 pm

    Hi Julia,

    I’m hoping I can connect with you via email (apologies if you have your address somewhere on your blog – I browsed everywhere and couldn’t find it!). I have a blog suggestion that I’d like to share with you. Can you shoot me an email when you get the chance?

    Best,
    Juan

  • Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet March 21, 2013, 4:30 pm

    Hi Julia, you just commented on my blog so I popped over to take a look. You have amazing dishes and pictures! I also have an identical twin! I have mentioned her in a few of my post, I refer to her as my twinny! Look forward to reading more post!

    • Julia March 26, 2013, 12:48 am

      Another set of twins! How fun!

  • Natalie March 22, 2013, 2:40 pm

    I absolutely adore your blog and can’t wait to try out some of your recipes.
    Your photographs are absolutely mouth-watering too!

    • Julia March 26, 2013, 12:48 am

      You’re so sweet, thank you! I am glad you’re visiting and enjoying the recipes and the photos!

  • Himanshu April 12, 2013, 10:00 am

    I loved your blog. It is full of so many yummy recipes. Will try some from here soon and let you know :)

  • Dee Newman May 17, 2013, 2:29 pm

    I love love love your pictures Julia. I am about to buy a new camera. Can you share you photography gear?

    • Julia May 17, 2013, 6:33 pm

      Hi Dee! My gear is embarrassingly simple and cheap. :) I have a very old Nikon D80 DSLR camera (camera body) that is not produced any more, but you can buy used ones for about $300! That’s cheap! But the most important part is actually the lense – the lense that I use is a very basic 50mm Nikon lense – Nikon Normal AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D Autofocus Lens. It costs around $100 – I bought it several years ago at B&H (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/). This $100 lense is truly a classic – it will fit just about any Nikon camera body and it’s excellent for food photos or portraits!

  • Dee Newman May 17, 2013, 7:35 pm

    That is sooooooo helpful Julia. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Judy July 14, 2013, 4:50 pm

    Okay, Julia!! Now that I have discovered your little secret, I will post for all the world to read….everything this pretty girl cooks is magnificent! And, since I am her mother-in-law and have known her since she couldn’t boil water, I have to brag that without a doubt, she has become the best cook I know! You go Girl!

    • Julia July 16, 2013, 10:01 am

      Judy, thank you for your kind words! You’re so sweet!

  • Olga / Olga's Flavor Factory July 24, 2013, 11:05 am

    Hello Julia! It’s been great that I paid a visit to this website and reading your recipe ideas you shared. I’ll be happy to keep watch of your wonderful recipes, they’re great to share! Keep it up! :)

  • Aysegul September 10, 2013, 7:53 am

    Your photos and recipes look great. I felt very inspired..
    Love your blog!
    Cheers!
    Ice

  • Marina | Let the Baking Begin! November 5, 2013, 5:29 pm

    With as much deliciousness as you’re making, I have no idea how you stay this thin and beautiful! What’s your secret?))

  • Ten November 8, 2013, 11:27 am

    Love your blog and photos…the food looks so yummy…will definitely try some!

    • Julia November 12, 2013, 2:20 am

      Thanks for stopping by and your kinds words! Hope you enjoy some of the recipes! :)

  • Veranika November 18, 2013, 4:09 pm

    Love your photography! !

    • Julia November 22, 2013, 5:55 pm

      Veranika, thank you! :)

  • Farah November 21, 2013, 1:02 am

    Oh wow. I came to your blog for the unbelievably enticing pumpkin pancake recipe, and I was sucked in. I couldn’t stop clicking-I’ve bookmarked so many recipes to try now. I can’t wait! Pumpkin pancakes this weekend-and I’ll let you know how they turn out :)

    • Julia November 22, 2013, 5:55 pm

      Farah, what a sweet comment! So glad you like the pumpkin pancakes recipe – it’s a good one, I promise! :)

  • Carol McDermott December 12, 2013, 11:12 am

    Your blog has unbelievably gorgeous photos and delicious sounding recipes that have made me want to make, and EAT— EVERYTHING!! I pinned a cookie recipe, went to your website, decided it was one I’d like to make…..then saw another food photo on the side bar that caught my eye by looking delicious, the next thing I knew- I had easily saved a bunch to make later. I’m on a baking blitz for Christmas and now have more to make that I’m sure will be added to the yearly repertoire! As well as the need to purchase the ravioli mold from Williams Sonoma :-P
    I love everything about your blog from the beautiful photos, enticing and easy to follow recipes, to the tips (such as the one you have on photo editors).
    Kudos to you! :-)

    • Julia December 19, 2013, 2:47 pm

      Carol, thank you for such sweet comment! It made my day! And, you have such a lovely blog about travel & food – how cool is that? :) Yes, the ravioli mold from Williams Sonoma is a must if you want easy ravioli!

  • Nadeen January 5, 2014, 7:42 pm

    Found u on pinterest. Browsed and love the pics and recipes! Let me know if u ever want to guest blog on my site! I am throwing an Oscar party and would love ideas of what to serve!

    • Julia January 6, 2014, 2:40 pm

      Nadeen, thank you for stopping by! Oscar party sounds very interesting! I might not have a guest post for you, but I might have a party recipe soon that you may want to link to – I’ll let you know! :)

  • judi January 8, 2014, 7:03 am

    Just found your blog via Pinterest. Mouth watering photos. Can’t wait to spend some time catching up on your posts and trying some of your recipes. Doesn’t look too good for my New Year’s diet resolution.

    • Julia January 9, 2014, 2:37 pm

      Hi Judi! So happy you found my blog via Pinterest! :) I hope you’ll enjoy the recipes! :) Some of them are not New Year’s diet resolution friendly, some of them are. :)

  • Little box brownie February 4, 2014, 8:24 am

    Fantastic blog. I have really enjoyed reading through.

  • Irina March 4, 2014, 7:35 pm

    Wow, beautiful pictures and website! I just found your site. I know how much work goes into good content. Thanks for sharing your recipes with all of us!

  • Dina Chmut March 20, 2014, 1:48 am

    Hi Julia!
    I found your blog while searching for a good salmon recipe on Pinterest, and stumbled upon your asian salmon recipe (with the rice noodles & asparagus). Luckily I had all the ingredients on hand, and made that recipe right away. O. M. G. I was BLOWN away! It was THE most delicious salmon I have ever made, thanks to you!! My sisters were both also drooling, and it was gone in a jiffy. The marinade turned condensed sauce was just magic. Thanks so much, looking forward to trying more recipes again soon!
    Dina

    • Julia March 28, 2014, 3:20 pm

      Dina, thank you for stopping by and for your super kinds words! So glad you enjoyed that salmon recipe with asparagus – it’s one of my favorite ways to eat salmon! Salmon works so well in Asian-inspired recipes! Thanks again for taking the time to comment! :)

  • Donna Forbes March 22, 2014, 5:14 pm

    Just found your blog after “pinning” one of your recipes. So far, every one I have looked at, looks amazing and I can’t wait to start trying some of them!
    Your photos make the food look mouth watering, but I was most impressed with the wonderful words from your mother in law.. great praise indeed!!

    • Julia March 28, 2014, 3:16 pm

      Donna, thank you for very sweet comment! :) I am glad to hear you’re enjoying the pictures! :) I am very flattered by the praise from my mother-in-law, too! :)

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