July 4th, Independence Day (United States)

Each year on July 4, Americans celebrate freedom and independence with barbecues, picnics, fireworks, parades, carnivals, fairs, family gatherings and political speeches.

What’s in season

Enjoy the flavors of the season all year long by making your own jams, syrup and preserves! Experiment with combinations of fruit, herbs and spices to create your own unique blends.

Berries

Try one of these tasty recipe ideas using berries.

Summer

Warm days were made for relaxing outdoors with fresh delicious summer food!

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.

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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Blog

Peking Duck

Peking duck is one of the most famous of Chinese dishes. The duck is rubbed with honey and baked in a special oven, usually served with steamed pancakes (or ‘mandarin’ pancakes), spring onions, cucumber sticks and sweet bean sauce (Tianmianjiang which can be replaced by Hoisin sauce). There are many recipes for Peking duck, some are easy and some...
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Khachapuri

This is the Georgian national dish made from bread and cheese. There are a lot of variations of khachapuri – Imeretian, Adjarian, Abkhazian, Ossetian etc. They can be of different shapes also either round, puffed, or the classic which is in the form of a boat where the dough is formed into an open boat shape and topped with...
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Hychiny

Hychiny – thin pirozhki (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. Usually hychiny  are round and sliced into 4 pieces. Toppings are distributed in a thin layer. There is a...
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Salad Olivie (Potato Salad)

In the former Soviet Union, this salad is considered traditional New Year dish, the name was in honor of creator of this salad, Belgian chef Lucien Olivier. Virtually no Russian table goes without this dish on New Year's Eve, birthdays and other celebrations. It's convenient, quick to prepare, and delicious. Some ingredients can be replaced by others,...
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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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