What’s in season

Eggplant can be baked, grilled, steamed, or sautéed. It is versatile and works well with tomatoes, onions, garlic and cheese.

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.


Try one of these tasty recipe ideas using berries.


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

Between cooking and photography I actually have a life ))) Take a look at some photos and other things that I have been up to.


Stuffed Baked Prunes in Bacon

Easy and tasty appetizer. I used Jarlsberg cheese but you can use any other cheese of your choice  and instead of walnuts you can use toasted almonds. The bacon juices balance the sweetness and make it a hearty appetizer, great with white wine or a tapas party!...
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Lemon Madeleine

Madeleine cookies are one of my family's favorite desserts. They are not very cheap in the store and kids eat these cookies so quick. But it's actually really simple to make and they turn out so much better than store bought. Plus its easy to add different flavors. The only problem is you need to have a madeleine mold,...
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Russian Blini with pear filling topped with caramel syrup and peaches with whipped honey cream. These looks good enough for dinner to me! ;)  I'll share the recipes soon! (more…)...
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I love Guacamole!

Hi, it's Nikita here and I'll tell you how I make one of favorite dishes, guacamole. This dish is so creamy but chunky, and very healthy. I like to serve this with chips, tacos, even hotdogs and burgers! The ingredients are simple: One Avocado, 1/2 of a medium tomato, one small seeded jalapeño, 1/2 of a medium onion, juice of 1/2...
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latkes are a traditional Jewish dish for Hanukkah, but they can be made on any other day as an appetizer or side dish for dinner. Latkes are usually made ​​from potatoes and onions, but you can also add zucchini, apples, carrots, sweet potatoes, parsnips and more. If you want your latkes to be golden crispy on the outside and soft...
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Meatballs with Cashews, Bananas and Curry

Very original idea for meatballs and it's so delicious! If the stuffing is too wet, add a slice of dry bread. Serve with mango chutney or 'Tkemali'- Georgian name for the cherry plum, as well as a sauce made of cherry plums. The flavor of the sauce varies between sweet and pungently tart....
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