A tajine is a clay dish with thick walls and a large conical lid. In a tajin you can cook different dishes such as chicken with dates, apricots, prunes, raisins, figs, olives, pickled lemons, or, as fish dishes, meat (lamb, pork or beef) and vegetables such as potatoes get very tasty with tomatoes or beans, peas, carrots, bell peppers,...Read more
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My family didn’t grow asparagus when I was a child since it wasn’t popular in Ukraine as food and where it was grown, it was used in bouquets. It took me a time to acquire a taste and to enjoy this vegetable, but after I began to plant and raise it in my garden.
Asparagus grows in most any soil as...Read more
For blini and pancakes it's better to use a thicker pan made of cast iron or aluminum. A frying pan with non-stick coating is more suitable for crêpes. When you are cooking blini and pancakes on a regular frying pan, be sure to add to the pan the butter or cooking oil before cooking each blini. But there is no...Read more
Crêpes are thin pancakes, cooked with milk and without yeast that are especially popular in France. Dough for crêpes must rest 6 hours or more, so prepare the batter in the morning or if you are planning to make them for breakfast, prepare the batter in the evening and leave in the refrigerator overnight. Usually I make a cake...Read more
It might be starting to really feel like springtime in March, but in the northern US it’s still a little chilly (we even had snow today!). The ground is still very cold and snow covered, but for those who have gardens that have already been planted the first seedlings should begin sprouting. You'll soon start to see vegetables like...Read more
Delicate rabbit meat in excellent sauce, with a pleasant aroma of herbs. If you don't have access to rabbit, you can substitute with chicken but try and find rabbit! Better to use fresh herbs, but you can try dry also. Simple and delicious Italian recipe....Read more
Very tasty light dish, easy to prepare. Goat cheese can be substituted for the other cheeses such as gorgonzola, feta or blue cheese. You can serve this dish with potatoes and chicken....Read more
Fresh, light and tasty salad. Shallots can be replaced with onion. If you like it spicier you can add some chili pepper....Read more
Juicy and flavorful meat with a slightly sweet and tender carrots. Easy and quick dish to prepare....Read more
And another recipe for seasonal vegetables- asparagus. Thick asparagus you can cook on a grill, but if you have thin pieces its better to boil or steam them. Don't forget to cut off the bottom. Instead of grilling, you can use a grill pan. A tasty fresh and healthy dish....Read more
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