What recipes can I expect to see on this blog?

I love exploring different cuisines and I hate being limited by a category. The recipes here are a reflection of this and I hope that everyone can find something here that they would enjoy.

Where did you learn to cook?

I learned the basics from my mom. She is an extremely creative cook and the food that she makes is some of the best food on earth. I like to think that I get my instincts in the kitchen from her. Everything else I taught myself.

What does the name of the blog mean?

My grandmother had gooseberry bushes in her vegetable garden at her dacha (summer home) in Russia, along with other berries, herbs, fruits, and vegetables. As a little girl, I remember collecting fresh fruits and vegetables together with my grandmother and my mom and watching them make meals,  preserves and pickles using the ingredients picked just minutes before. Gooseberries were one of my favorites and signify one of my earliest experiences with food and also the Ukrainian/Russian side that influences my cooking.

Mooseberry comes from a little over a year I spent in Norway, the land of the moose, after law school. The high cost of living there perfected my cooking skills and taught me to be a lot more creative in the kitchen. I learned how to recreate dishes my husband and I missed from some of our favorite restaurants in NYC, and I prepared homemade meals every day so that we could both feel the comfort of home.

Who takes the photographs for the site?

Most of them are taken by me. Some of them are taken by my husband Tony.

What camera do you use?

I use Olympus E-620, one of the few DSLRs that fits my small hands. I primarily shoot with a 40-150 mm zoom lens and Lensbaby (Composer and Edge 80).

Can use your photos?

All photos and content on this blog are copyrighted and may not be used without express written permission. Please contact me by e-mailing to gooseberrymooseberry (at) gmail (dot) com if you would like to use any of the photos.


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