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Lemon-Lime Curd

Lemon-Lime Curd

  It is hard to imagine a traditional English five-o’clock tea without sconces and spread. Lemon curd is just one of these delights. The Americans adopted such a popular English recipe with enthusiasm and are enjoying the curd on a toast or a bagel with […]

Cucumber Mousse

Cucumber Mousse

  Welcome back to the 70th. Some of us remember those extremely popular cucumber and salmon mousses and unrealistically bright jello were. When I moved to America from the Soviet Union my first books I purchased at the nearest used-books store were the Family Circle […]

Pork and Mushroom Terrine

Pork and Mushroom Terrine

  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 […]

Corn Salad with Summer Vegetables

Corn Salad with Summer Vegetables

  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 […]

Grilled Swordfish with Green Mango Salad

Grilled Swordfish with Green Mango Salad

  This is a light and flavorful meal with Thai cuisine influence. Refreshing, zesty, with noticeable umami saltiness taste, the salad is great when served as a side dish as well. If you are really hungry or seeking a more nutritious dinner add some simple […]

Broiled Rack of Lamb with Green Beans and Carrots

Broiled Rack of Lamb with Green Beans and Carrots

  This is a simple yet elegant main course for almost any occasion. For a more dramatic presentation I like to serve a crown roast of lamb or standing rack of lamb. The attractive culinary centerpiece of two or three racks always looks stunning on […]