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Poached Egg on Avocado-and-Smoked Salmon Toast

Poached Egg on Avocado-and-Smoked Salmon Toast

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  When our son Peter lived with us in our house, on Mother’s Days he was making for me a special breakfast (with my husband’s help, of course). Initially, when he was younger, it was a French toast, and later, in high school, I enjoyed […]

Cheese Torta

Cheese Torta

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  Since I saw Jacques Pepin making this dessert, I fell in love with this simple and stylish dessert. The original recipe calls for honey, pistachio, and dried cranberries. This way the dessert looks very wintery – green pistachios with red cranberries create a Christmas […]

Lazy Pavlova

Lazy Pavlova

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    In my opinion, the dessert Pavlova is one of the best in the whole world. It is heavenly delicious and looks fantastic. And it is fairly easy to make. But I will talk about real Pavlova at another time. Today I would like […]

Delmonico Steak with Lemon-Parsley Butter

Delmonico Steak with Lemon-Parsley Butter

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    This is probably most mysterious cut of meat. It is something ‘from or near’ and ‘near or from’ the rib section. But for sure, it is a pretty tender and flavorful piece. I don’t buy the Delmonico steak often, probably, ones in a […]

Roasted Pepper Mayonnaise

Roasted Pepper Mayonnaise

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    You want to eat it with a spoon. Literally. I know, I know it is still a mayonnaise. This sauce is my absolute favorite. Forever. Period. Thanks to the vegetables, the roasted pepper mayonnaise doesn’t taste heavy and fatty. Thanks to the vegetables, […]

Fried Halloumi

Fried Halloumi

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    The simpler is the dish, the better quality ingredients it requires. I know if I want to make a Caprese salad, I need the best available tomatoes, good fresh mozzarella and superior extra virgin olive oil. Caprese is about summer – fast, fresh, […]