Autumn is here…

Keep warm as the weather turns cooler with these easy fall recipes!

What’s in season

It is apple season. Apples are often eaten raw, baked, or stewed, but also they can be dried, or you can make them into apple juice, cider, sauce, pies, cider vinegar, jelly, butter, caramel, candy, chips, crisp and much more!

Chiles en Nogada

Chiles en Nogada is a classic Mexican dish originating from Puebla. Stuffed poblano peppers with meat mixed with fruits and spices and topped with walnut sauce, pomegranate seeds and cilantro or parsley. The colors of the dish reflect the Mexican flag: green -fresh poblano peppers, white-creamy walnut sauce and red-pomegranate seeds.

Slow cooker (crock pot)

Slow cooking allows flavors to steep and blend together. It circulates heat and liquid so food stays moist.

Love my garden

I love gardening so much, it makes my world beautiful. I have a vegetable/herb garden, flower gardens, fruit trees and berries. When I am outside I feel happy, too bad we don’t have nice weather all year but when we do, we are gardening! ;)

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Snapshots from life

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How to store asparagus

When you are buying asparagus look for smaller spears since they are especially tender. It's better to choose the sprouts of the same length so that they cook evenly. To store asparagus, wrap the asparagus in a moist paper towel, then put it in a plastic bag and keep it in a refrigerator salad drawer. Also, you can keep it...
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Chicken Tajine with Herbs and Spices

I wrote earlier about cooking with a tajine and here is another recipe that is delicious!There are many advantages to cooking in the tagine and this recipe takes advantage of it by keeping the chicken moist and tender and combining all the flavors of the ingredients put into the tagine. This rich flavor can't be made in an ordinary pan....
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‘Hychiny’ – Thin piroshki with potatoes and cheese

Hychiny - pies with potato and cheese or meat stuffed with herbs, the national dish of Karachay and Balkar. This is one of the most prestigious courses in the list of bakery foods Karachay-Balkar Kitchen. I cooked 'hychiny' with potatoes and cheese stuffing, adding some mushrooms and changed shape.  Usually hychiny  are round and sliced into 4 pieces. Toppings...
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Asparagus

Asparagus is one of the most popular vegetables with its intense savoury flavour. Asparagus can be a different colors, for example French asparagus is purple and extra sweet which turns green when cooked. British and American varieties are the most common and are green, whereas Spanish and Dutch asparagus is white. Asparagus is rich in potassium, iron and calcium and folic acid,...
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Baked potatoes with bacon and herbs

A recipe from my childhood, the only difference is that we cook it without the herbs. In Ukraine potatoes are one of the most popular vegetables, and food in general. This recipe is simple, but very tasty and nourishing. The potatoes soak in the flavor from the bacon and herbs. Potatoes can be peeled, but I usually leave the...
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Spicy Spanish Shrimp

Easy, quick recipe, lots of rich flavor, and spicy. I use fresh large pink shrimp and cooked them in a clay pot, but you can use frozen shrimp (thawed before cooking and dry on a napkin) and a frying pan, which holds heat for a long time. Serve the shrimp hot straight from the  pan....
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