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Bruschetta with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

Bruschetta is a traditional Italian dish of sliced bread toasted on the grill and topped with different fresh ingredients: tomato, bell peppers, olives, mozzarella, prosciutto, mushrooms, papperoni, eggplant, zucchini, and different herbs or salad leaves. This bruschetta, tomatoes with mozzarella, is the most common. It is better to use high-quality olive oil....
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Zucchini pancakes

Crispy pancakes with a nice soft center. They taste like the zucchini version of 'deruny', Ukrainian potato pancakes. It's better to use older squash or zucchini, they have less liquid so the dough is thicker and much richer flavor. You can add fresh garlic instead of garlic powder, the flavor is a little stronger. The herbs you can change depending...
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Strawberry Bruschetta

During strawberry season I try to make this quick and easy refreshing snack of strawberries, which is perfect for a lunchtime picnic or brunch with friends and family. Sweet strawberries with cream cheese and a pleasant tartness of balsamic, what a nice combo! Instead of goat cheese try to add mascarpone cheese or ricotta. (more…)...
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Baked Carp with Herbs

I love fish! I grew up in Odessa which is on the Black Sea, so we always had all sorts of fresh seafood as well as from the rivers and lakes. Unfortunately, here in Minnesota where I live now, there aren't the same choices, especially in the store. Of course there are many lakes in Minnesota and we try as much as...
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