What’s in season

Rhubarb adds a distinct sweet, tart and tannic tone to pies and tarts, especially when combined with other fruits.

Grill time!

Warmer weather means it’s time for backyard burgers, tender kebabs, sizzling steaks, BBQ ribs, cold refreshing drinks and gatherings of family and friends.

What’s in season

Asparagus- grilled, roasted, or steamed, this springtime vegetable is always a treat!

What’s in season

A delicate member of the onion family, with a hint of garlic. Chopped chives can go with nearly any dish whenever you want the flavor of onion without the bite. Great ingredient for fish and meat, rice, soups and salads, chicken or egg dishes, especially on baked potatoes.


Kartofdzhyn- the pie stuffed with potato and cheese. These popular Ossetian pies are baked with different fillings and often prepared on holidays. In Ossetia they traditionally serve three pies on a plate and only on days of mourning – an even number. These pies are a cult food in Ossetia and have ritual significance.

Spring is in the air! Celebrate warm weather with a casual-yet lovely- spring dinner!

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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Crispy Thai Fish

Tender, crisp, fish, with a pleasant spicy taste. One of my husband's favorite recipes. The steelhead trout can be substituted with salmon. Be sure to use tarragon with this recipe, it gives the dish sweetness along with the spicy flavor and aroma of anise. Without it the sauce is quite different. Also it’s important to roll fish in corn...
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Spicy Cuban Roasted Chicken

Tender, juicy chicken with rich spicy flavor, really delicious and easy to make. Instead of chicken thighs you can use chicken breasts. If you can, cook this chicken on the grill, the meat will be even more flavorful or also try in a crock pot (especially if cooking chicken breasts) tender meat is guaranteed! Goes great with a mixed...
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Sorrel, perennial herb that is cultivated as a garden herb or leaf vegetable. Another name for sorrel is spinach dock. Sorrel is a very useful herb with a sour taste, the leaves contain a lot of protein, potassium, calcium, vitamin C, B and K, carotene, and iron. Sorrel has a sharp, lemony flavor - the name derives from the...
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How to store radish

Always prepare radishes just before using, as they lose their potency when cut. Store them in a perforated bag in the fridge for around 3-4 days. Always trim the leaves off before storing, as they'll draw moisture from the radish itself. You can keep the radish greens in the fridge, wrapped in moist kitchen paper then stowed in a...
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Тайские Рыбные Котлетки

Ну очень вкусно, а готовятся быстро и легко.Можно использовать талапию или любую другую плотную рыбу, нам очень нравятся котлетки из радужной форели (steel head) или речной (красной) форели. Темпуру можно заменить на рисовую муку (я обычно взбиваю рис в блендере или в кофемолке до пудры) и добавить чуть кукурузного крахмала. Подавать с соусом на свой вкус, это могут быть...
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Thai Fish Cakes

Delicious fish cakes that are quick and easy to cook. You can use tilapia or steelhead trout for this recipe. The rice flour can be replaced with normal flour and a little corn starch. Serve this dish with rice and the sauce of your choice, I recommend jalapeno jam, sweet chili sauce or oyster sauce.  ...
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Cooking with Kids

The best way to teach a child to try and eat healthy food as well as be exposed to a variety of flavors, is to cook together, explaining about the ingredients, the recipe and food. This is great way to bring the family together, and parents' life becomes much easier because after awhile kids become a real helpers and....
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Russian-Korean Carrot Salad

This dish is very popular in my country, it's a must for any holiday. The funny thing is that in Korea this salad doesn't exist, but it was made by Koreans who  immigrated to Russia in the 1860s. This is a marinated salad with fresh carrot as the main ingredient and seasoned with oil, vinegar, fresh garlic, coriander seeds, and...
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