Kartofdzhyn

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!

Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata are chicken breast cutlets coated in flour, fried and served with a sauce of butter, lemon juice, white wine or broth and capers. Simple ingredients, but the result are great, delicious, and tasty!

Breakfast

Whether it’s a special occasion, or just the weekend, one of these breakfast ideas will be the best part of waking up!

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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‘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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Homemade Potato Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce

Gnocchi are Italian boiled potato dumplings, served with a variety of sauces. It can be a tomato, pesto or just melted butter with the addition of parmesan, garlic and various herbs. I made gnocchi with fresh homemade tomato sauce sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. Those who like spicy food can add hot pepper into the tomato sauce. This sauce can...
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Tajine

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,...
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Asparagus

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...
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