Tag Archives: Spring Food

Cabbage-Cucumber Salad

For this salad, I usually use new cabbage and cucumbers. A great idea for a dinner or picnic, just add the mayonnaise before eating the salad or use vegetable or olive oil with the addition of a little lemon juice instead of mayonnaise. If you like it spicy, add some garlic or hot pepper. One of my favorite, easy summer...
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Pavlova

Delicious meringue-based dessert with berries that’s especially popular in New Zealand and Australia. This cake was actually created in honor of the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova. There are several versions of how and why this cake was created disputed between Australians and New Zealanders. According to one version, the dessert was created by a chef from Australia, for...
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Marinated Pork Kebab in Pomegranate Juice

This is a very traditional Georgian/Armenian recipe for pork kebab (shashlik). For our pork kebab-shashlik, I use the shoulder, it has more fat than tenderloin which to some people sounds bad but it makes the meat less tough and adds a lot of flavor. The fat also helps the meat from drying out while grilling. I usually cut the...
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Rhubarb

Rhubarb is a long, stalky plant that looks quite a bit like celery. In the spring, when there are no fruits and berries yet, fresh rhubarb is perfect for making tasty juices, sauces, and pies. Rhubarb is a perennial plant that spreads by rhizomes. The stalks are the tasty part while the leaves are toxic. The stalks can vary in...
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Spring-Summer Salad

The very first greens in my garden come in April or early May and usually it's sorrel, chives, green garlic and parsley. Adding a couple more different herbs and vegetables to these greens gives me an excellent light, fresh and very healthy salad to start the season. Also you can add radishes and asparagus, which also are early spring vegetables....
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