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Baked potatoes with bacon and herbs

A recipe from my childhood, the only difference is that we cook it without the herbs. In Ukraine potatoes are one of the most popular vegetables, and food in general. This recipe is simple, but very tasty and nourishing. The potatoes soak in the flavor from the bacon and herbs. Potatoes can be peeled, but I usually leave the...
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Spicy Spanish Shrimp

Easy, quick recipe, lots of rich flavor, and spicy. I use fresh large pink shrimp and cooked them in a clay pot, but you can use frozen shrimp (thawed before cooking and dry on a napkin) and a frying pan, which holds heat for a long time. Serve the shrimp hot straight from the  pan....
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Asparagus

My family didn’t grow asparagus when I was a child since it wasn’t popular in Ukraine as food and where it was grown, it was used in bouquets. It took me a time to acquire a taste and to enjoy this vegetable, but after I began to plant and raise it in my garden.
Asparagus grows in most any soil as...
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Crêpes

Crêpes are thin pancakes, cooked with milk and without yeast that are especially popular in France. Dough for crêpes must rest 6 hours or more, so prepare the batter in the morning or if you are planning to make them for breakfast, prepare the batter in the evening and leave in the refrigerator overnight. Usually I make a cake...
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Nalysnyky

Nalysnyky is a traditional Ukrainian dish made from thin pancakes and served with sour cream, jam, honey, condensed milk, caviar, whipped cream, or even more savory ingredients like cheese, meat, mushrooms or vegetables. It's very similar to crepes. Traditional Ukrainian fillings for Nalysnyky is cottage cheese with sugar and raisins, and the second most popular filling is meat. Since I added the...
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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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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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