Friday, October 16, 2009

Forget Domani

Forget Domani is a Frank Sinatra classic first recorded in 1965 for the Album: Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits Vol. 2. (Have a listen here

This album is one of the many in my friend Alicia's incredible vinyl collection. Last night, as she served us an Eastern European feast, we listened to Italian tangos, French crooners and Russian balladeers - all on crackling LPs. It wasn't difficult to forget about tomorrow.....

A twist on Russian blinis: crepes filled with cream cheese, caviar, dill and smoked salmon

Alicia's Blini Recipe:
For crepes: 1 cup plain flour
1 cup full cream milk
1/2 cup olive oil
1 egg
For filling: smoked salmon,
cream cheese,

Mix flour and egg then add a little milk then a little olive oil until mixture resembles pouring cream. For best results cook crepes in an oiled crepe pan. Spread cooked crepes with cream cheese, caviar, dill and smoked salmon, roll, wrap in plastic wrap and chill. Slice into three towers on an angle and serve with a sprig of dill.

Lazslo Vichy's Goulash with fried potato stack

Pickled chillies

sour cream

Raspberry couli with caramelised pear and vanilla ice-cream

Spinning around: Alicia's record player

Vinyl revival

Crystal and candlelight


  1. Sounds as if you had an awesome night. The 'crystal and candelight photo is really good and the Russian blinis looks divine....Yumo!!!

  2. Wow! You had me at Sinatra and then I saw those crepes. Thank you Indira's friend Alicia for sharing the recipe.

  3. Hi Amanda,
    the blinis were delicious - light and feathery.Indira
    Hi Cuggles!Kids,
    Yes, Sinatra has the knack of turning any night into some magical. Indira