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!

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.

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.

Breakfast

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

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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Tamales

My friend and neighbor Marcela is from Costa Rica  and made handmade tamales for Christmas. They were so delicious! Tamales are a popular aromatic and hearty dish from Latin America, made of masa (a starchy dough, usually corn-based). Tamales can be filled with meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, chilies and steamed or boiled in a leaf wrapper. In Mexico tamales are wrapped in corn leaves,...
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Qutab with cheese and herbs

Qutab is an Azerbaijani dish made with a thin, crescent-shaped cake of unleavened dough and stuffed. Its very tasty, simple and healthy. For filling you can use meat, usually lamb with onion, or nearly anything else (pumpkin, nuts, pomegranate seeds, onion, sorrel, herbs). For the cheese filling it's best to use goat cheese, or something salty like feta. If...
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Basil jam

The aroma and flavor the syrup and jam is delicious! It's not necessary to add water, you can just use juice from more lemons. Half of the syrup I poured in a jar to use like a syrup, and in the second half  I added pectin to make a jam. I used a lemon and a lime too, with...
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Chakhokhbili Chicken

Chakhokhbili-stew poultry, one of the most delicious and popular dishes of Georgian cuisine. Originally it was prepared from a pheasant, but now is made from any bird, usually chicken. It's a very tasty, flavorful dish, that does not use water, oil, or fat since tomatoes and onions give this naturally to the dish. I like to add a little...
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Chebureki with meat

Chebureki are basically deep-fried stuffed patties. It’s a traditional dish of Turks, Mongolians and Crimean Tatars, and popular in the Russian Caucasus region along with Romania, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Usually the stuffing is meat such as lamb or beef mixed with pork, onions and various spices, but you can also use vegetables, mushrooms, cheese, or even fruits. There are many...
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Chapati

Chapati - Indian flat unleavened bread made from wheat flour, delicious when is hot and similar to pita bread. Cooking chapati is very easy and quick, you just need flour, water and salt. Instead of water, you can use yoghurt or milk, it will give you a very soft bread. I add to the dough a little vegetable oil...
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Borscht

Borscht, the traditional national Slavic dish in eastern and central Europe, like Blini, Pirozhki or Pelmeni. It is a thick vegetable soup with a deep red, burgundy color because of beets which is the main ingredient. Every nation has their own version of this dish,...
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