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

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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Jalapeno jam

Simple, fast, easy and delicious jam! The taste is sweet and just slightly spicy, it's a perfect relish to many holiday dishes, or serve it with cream cheese on a crackers or toast. It makes a very nice addition to a Christmas or holiday gift basket. Once the jam is ready, pour immediately into the jars while it’s hot because...
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Jerk

Jerk is a style of cooking Jamaican food when the meat is rubbed with a dry set of spices and herbs or meat marinated in a liquid marinade with a set of very hot Jamaican spice. The basic ingredients includes 'allspise' and very sharp Caribbean red pepper (Scotch Bonnet), which can be substituted in this...
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Stuffed Salmon Eggs

Tender, rich and tasty appetizer, that's an original take on deviled eggs. You can use black or green olives and substitute the smoked salmon with any other smoked fish. A wonderful dish for a holidays or party.    ...
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Guacamole

One of the best-loved Mexican salsas. There are so many recipes for guacamole, which differ by various additives, spices as well as cutting the ingredients different sizes. I will write a very simple and quick recipe that you can eat with tortilla chips. Use any avocados, but make sure they are ripe....
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Gravlax (salted salmon)

This is a Scandinavian recipe for raw salmon. Great appetizer for the holidays, you can serve with vodka, dry white wine, or aquavit (a traditional Scandinavian spirit). For this recipe I like to use lemon salt. If you don't have fresh dill you can use  dry dill to marinate the fish. Serve plain or on top of rye bread,...
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Adobo

Adobo is the name of a popular Filipino dish that is cooked with chicken, meat or seafood, marinated in a sauce of vinegar and garlic, and then fried and simmered in the marinade. Usually they are using coconut, rice or cane vinegar, but you can try white or cider vinegar. The dish is so easy to prepare, the meat...
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