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.

Easter Sunday, April 12


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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!

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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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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Salmon Ceviche with Mango

Light, flavorful dish, this tasty appetizer looks wonderful in small bowls or martini glasses. The flavor of salmon is perfect with cucumber and mango, but be sure to use fresh fish for this dish. Perfect when eaten on hot summer days. Fresh, delicious and low calorie appetizer!...
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Spring Vegetable Salad

In Ukraine we made this salad often, as soon as vegetables and herbs appear in the garden or in the market, which meant that spring has come! Simple, tasty, fresh and healthy spring salad. Instead of sour cream, you can add olive oil or yogurt. Also you can add bell pepper and more herbs in a salad....
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Sorrel, perennial herb that is cultivated as a garden herb or leaf vegetable. Sorrel has a sharp, lemony flavor - the name derives from the French for 'sour'. 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,...
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