Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Craving!

I really, really want some black beans to make some favorite Mexican dishes!!!

Does anyone know where you can find them in Moscow? I used to know of a few places, but they no longer carry them...

I also ran out of vanilla extract, but ended up making some that's even better than what I had by scraping plump vanilla beans and throwing them in back in the extract bottle with vodka...

7 comments:

Spicy Marshmallow said...

You made your own vanilla extract?? This on top of the home-made bagels, I'm impressed.

Honestly you are like a Pioneer woman. You should start a second blog about all your tips to Moscow Hacks on American life

FaerieMama said...

I'm coming over to moscow on May 23rd, and I can bring some black beans and vanilla! Truly, if you'd like, I'm happy to! I've been reading your blog forever. happy to satisfy a craving for a fellow Russophile! We'll be staying on Tverskaya, close to the bookstore, in one of the Peace Travel Apartments.

take Care, Keri

Tina in CT said...

Keri: You are so thoughtful! Are you going over to adopt?

Tami: Have a great time with Jack & Jill. Hope they arrived with no problems today. Happy Birthday to Jill.

Donnadman said...

I told you I am happy to send you a package, just mailed 2 boxes to my son's b-mother today. I wouldn't mind a bit...just let me know!

I hope all is well, think of you often!

~Donna
Donnadman@aol.com

MoscowMom said...

Keri and Donna, Thank you so much!! You are so sweet! And thanks for the good thoughts. Donna, I would hate to have you spend any money on postage to simply send me BEANS. But thank you so much for even offering! Keri... Hmm... I will take you up on the offer! I'd love two bags of beans if you have the space! In the meantime, though, I'll try to figure out where they can be had here... They must be SOMEWHERE here since they used to be available at some places... Will you be here adopting? :-)

katbat said...

my Bexetle on Vozdvizhenka 10 sometimes has bags of dried black beans (if you stop by there and they are out - stop by my place - I have 2 bags!) - I usually stock up when I see them. They also have canned chick peas which are hard (for me) to find sometimes. I have heard vanilla beans in vodka (or bourbon) is better than the store bought - thinking about making it for kids teachers next year!

FaerieMama said...

Yay! Any particular brand you want? And I assume you want the dry beans in a bag, not cans of black beans? So happy to have a 'mission' for Moscow!

If you are free to meet for coffee, lunch or what have you, let me know. We'll be in moscow from 23rd to the 26th, then off to spend 10 days in Kemerovo!