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Chiles en Nogada

Sunday is Mexican Independence Day, and restaurants here will honor the occasion by serving up the traditional treat of 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...
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Pickled Cherry Tomatoes

In August when there are a lot of different vegetables in my garden, I like to cook easy and quick dishes such as salads or simple appetizers. But usually I have too many tomatoes and cucumbers which are not possible to use it all at once, so I can them for the fall-winter. For example, Read more

Corn with Herbs and Parmesan

Another tasty take on a summer classic! Instead of boiled corn you can use corn cooked on the grill. Don’t forget just before grilling to soak the corn unshucked in cold water for 10-15 minutes. Grill or boil until tender, about 15 min. It will be sweet and juicy on the cob. (more…)...
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Pirozhki with Cherries

Soft dough with a delicious sweet and sour cherry filling. Pirozhki are a Russian-Ukrainian dish of dough with filling that is baked or fried. There are many recipes for making dough for pirozhki and a variety of toppings as well. It can be meat, fish, eggs, mushrooms, cheese, jam, vegetable or fruit toppings. Savory pirozhki make great accompaniments to soups,...
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Strawberry jam/ syrup

Have a 1:1 ratio of strawberries and sugar in a pot and leave it for a couple hours. Next, boil for 5 min, then cool it for 8-10 hours. Boil it again for another 5 min, covering it with a lid and let it cool again. The next day, after boiling for another 5 min, put the jam into...
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