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Pork and Mushroom Terrine

Pork and Mushroom Terrine

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  Two French creations – pate and terrine are always welcome guests on my holiday table. They can be easily “dressed” to catch your eye. They are delicious – I don’t know anybody who dislikes these dishes. Even my husband, who doesn’t care about the […]

Butternut Squash-Carrot Soup with Cheesy Toast

Butternut Squash-Carrot Soup with Cheesy Toast

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  This recipe was inspired by classic French onion soup and influenced by Indian cuisine in London. Wonderful aroma of Indian garam masala and English cheddar added so many flavors to a simple butternut squash soup. Heavenly delicious and so easy to make.   Cook […]

Apple and Butternut Squash Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Apple and Butternut Squash Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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  This is one of my favorite fall salads. Or, may be, the favorite one. It is easy to make (who doesn’t like that?). It is made of inexpensive ingredients you can find at any grocery store (who wants hunting for exotic stuff and doesn’t […]

Zucchini with “Charred” Tomatoes

Zucchini with “Charred” Tomatoes

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  In winter I dream about summer, about grilled food with smoky flavors and wonderful ‘summer’ tastes and aromas. It is summer now, but heavy rains and sunderstorms don’t let me to enjoy grilled dishes in full. So, the grilled zucchini and ‘charred’ tomatoes are […]

Corn Salad with Summer Vegetables

Corn Salad with Summer Vegetables

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  In our family, corn salad is a favorite side dish for the 4-th of July celebration. It could be as simple as fresh corn with cucumbers and herbs, more complex such as corn, tomato, and black beans, or, as this recipe, full of summer […]

Pork Ribs in Tomato Marinade

Pork Ribs in Tomato Marinade

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  “It is not fun to cook shrimp kabobs for a dinner on a grill. Heavy rain, thunder and lightning ruined my idea tonight. Buy-buy, spicy marinated shrimp. See you some other day” – this is what I thought two days ago. I needed to […]