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Carne Asada

The dish is commonly prepared in the northern and western parts of Mexico and in the American Southwest. Carne asada means ‘roasted beef’ but in reality it’s cooked on a grill. Before grilling, the meat is marinated in an olive oil with salt, lime juice, garlic powder and pepper. It’s best to use flank steak...
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Radish

Radishes are edible root vegetables,  a member of the mustard family that can grow nearly all year. They are very tasty and healthy with a slight peppery flavor and a crisp, crunchy texture. Mustard oil gives radishes their sharp flavor. They are rich in  potassium, ascorbic and folic acid, a good source of vitamin B6, magnesium, riboflavin, and calcium....
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Fried chillies

For this recipe, you can change the pepper or chili depending on the amount of heat you want. I prefer something more mild but you can use jalepenos or even hotter peppers if you like. It's very easy and a traditional Spanish dish you'll find at many bars....
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Halushki, Lazy Vareniki (Gnocchi)

These delicate cottage cheese dumplings are from my childhood, my mother and grandmother cooked them often. The recipe is very simple, quick and easy to make, so they are also called 'lazy vareniki'. Cottage cheese can be substituted with ricotta cheese. Halushki, Lazy Vareniki can be served with butter, sour cream, honey, jam or puree of fresh fruit...
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Mini Berry Pies

Tasty dough with a nice sweet and sour berry stuffing. For the filling you can use not only fresh or frozen berries, but also a different fruits or jam depending on your taste. I really liked the filling of fig jam. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least an hour. I used a special mini pie mold...
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Chives

Chives are a perennial plant, blooming with beautiful purple flowers from May to August. The leaves can be used all year round. Rich in vitamin A and C, calcium and iron. Chopped chives can go with nearly any dish whenever you want the flavor of onion without the bite. In the fall, you can finely chop the chives and...
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Radish

Radishes are edible root vegetables,  a member of the mustard family that can grow nearly all year. They are very tasty and healthy with a slight peppery flavor and a crisp, crunchy texture.There are many varieties of radishes varying in shape, size and colors. Some of them are reddish pink and round vegetables while others are white and oblong....
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Spanish Peppers Appetizer

Bright, fragrant, and flavorful appetizer from peppers,  perfectfor any holiday, party or a picnic. Very good with meat, fish. The longer the peppers marinated, the brighter and more expressive the peppers taste....
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Russian Sandwich with Herring

Excellent Russian sandwich with herring. This appetizer looks great on the table (but they won't last long, especially for men with vodka:)) You can make a canape by putting the herring onto a small piece of bread (in the store they sell rye bread in the form of squares). Instead of herring, you can substitute salted trout...
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Chives

A delicate member of the onion family, with a hint of garlic. Chives are a perennial plant, blooming with beautiful purple flowers from April/May to August. The leaves can be used all year round, snip with kitchen scissors or chop. Rich in vitamin A and C, calcium and iron. Chopped chives can go with nearly any dish whenever you want the...
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