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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 […]

Shrimp Tartar

Shrimp Tartar

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  Since we both, my husband and I, like all kinds of tartar, this year I will step away from my traditional raw, broiled or smoked oyster appetizer for upcoming Valentine’s Day and make a shrimp tartar instead. I have wonderful huge shrimp in my […]

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Chocolate Mousse Cake

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  I love chocolate! Specifically, I like dark chocolate. I always have dark chocolate at home. In every country I visit, I don’t miss a chance to taste the chocolate they produce. And when it comes to a holiday table, there is always some space […]

Broiled Rack of Lamb with Green Beans and Carrots

Broiled Rack of Lamb with Green Beans and Carrots

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  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 […]

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 […]

Floured Chicken Wings with Mint Yogurt Sauce

Floured Chicken Wings with Mint Yogurt Sauce

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  Usually, when I’m planning a ‘chicken wings’ dinner, I’m thinking of two quite different recipes. One could be a sweet and caramelized chicken wings, and another – hot and spicy, or floured wings.   If possible, I’m trying to avoid a deep fryer – […]