I've heard of recipe postcards, but I had not seen one up close before, and then one appeared in my mailbox yesterday. I have not come across these locally, or in any of my online resources, so I'm happy to receive one. The recipe is for Blini (Russian Pancakes).
The recipe is similar to the kind of pancakes I am familiar with--a mixture of eggs, sugar, milk and salt. These seem far more exotic to me as they can be served with butter, sour cream, black or red caviar as well as fillet of sturgeon or salmon. And I'm used to a little butter and plain old maple syrup!
The stamp appears to be one in a series of Kremlins from 2009.
Everyday when a new postcard arrives (if I am so lucky to have a new postcard most days) I always wonder about who is on the other end and what their life is like so far away. A little mystery, but also a little glimpse of another world.