08 March, Women’s Day in Russia

08 March, Woman's Day!

Across the Eastern world, the 8th of March is a day like few others. Known simply as “Woman’s Day” or “International Women’s Day” the eighth day of March is like Valentine’s Day on steroids.

To miss March 8th a guy runs the risk of embarrassing a lady if you are in a regular relationship. Flowers and chocolates are also given to female relatives such as Mothers, Aunts, mother in laws, daughters, etc.

Valentine’s Day wasn’t even a day on the Russian calendar a decade ago–in fact it still controversial to some. Even though the Western concept of Valentine’s Day is being more popular, ladies in places like Ukraine, Russia and Eastern Europe still view 08 March as the most important romance day of the year. Women sometimes receive gifts from their employers and schoolchildren often bring gifts for their teachers.

Happy Women's Day!

One of our gifts to you dear reader, is the delicious 08 March salad recipe! We hope that you enjoy it with our compliments.

"Салат к 8 марта"

Чеснок – 1 зубчик
Соль, перец
Натуральный майонез «Ряба»

Порезать помидоры кубиками, положить в отдельную миску, посолить и дать настояться 15 мин. Сок слить.
Натереть сыр на крупной терке.
Продавить чеснок через чеснодавку

Все перемешать, посолить и поперчить по вкусу. Заправить майонезом. Выложит салат в форме цифры «8». Круглые дырки в цифре удобно сделать с помощью стакана. Сверху посыпать кукурузой. По желанию украсить зеленью. Приятного аппетита!

Quick translation:
08 March Salad with corn, cheese and tomato bits.

Cut the tomatoes into small cubes, put into a separate bowl, add salt and let stand 15 minutes. Drain off the juice.
Grate the cheese on a coarse grater.
Add some garlic, minced.

Mix everything, add salt and pepper to taste. Form the salad in the shape of numeral “8”. Top with corn and decorate with greenery. Bon Appetit!

08 March, Women's Day.

Любовь долготерпит, милосердствует, любовь не завидует, любовь не превозносится, не гордится, не бесчинствует, не ищет своего, не раздражается, не мыслит зла, не радуется неправде, а сорадуется истине; все покрывает, всему верит, всего надеется, все переносит. Любовь никогда не перестает… (Библия, 1 Кор.13:4-9)


Love is patient, love is not jealous, love does not boast, not proud,
does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth, always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. (Bible, 1 Corinthians 13:4-9)

Today’s recipe is a courtesy of Ryaba Russian Mayonnaise, light and heart-healthy.

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