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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 […]

Beetroot Salmon Gravlax by Nigel Slater

Beetroot Salmon Gravlax by Nigel Slater

    I absolutely agree with Nigel Slater (the talented and smart Nigel Slater, whose recipes I trust) when he names this beet-and-dill gravlax, “a jewel on a Christmas table.” This cured fish truly looks unreal – it is so beautiful, with its fifty shades […]

Lemon-Lavender Pound Cake

Lemon-Lavender Pound Cake

    Just because of its incredible aroma that is filling my house, I am ready to bake this cake again and again. A delicate and magic combination of citrusy lemon and flowery lavender conquered my soul. The name ‘pound’ refers to the times when […]

Turkey Sandwich with Yogurt-Horseradish Sauce

Turkey Sandwich with Yogurt-Horseradish Sauce

  The Wall Street Journal called the sandwich ‘British biggest contribution to world’s gastronomy’. The Americans have adopted English sandwiches and brought the sandwich culture to a highest level. In the USA sandwiches are eaten for breakfast (croissants, bread, English muffins, or bagels with ham […]

Savory Trifle with Smoked Salmon

Savory Trifle with Smoked Salmon

   Who said that trifle should be sweet? We enjoy pumpkin or beetroot humus, zucchini carpaccio, why not to try savory trifle? I created this recipe for a holiday feast. For a Christmas or New Year table I like to serve tiny blinis or rye […]