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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 […]

Butternut Squash-Carrot Soup with Cheesy Toast

Butternut Squash-Carrot Soup with Cheesy Toast

  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

  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 […]

Shrimp Tartar

Shrimp Tartar

  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

  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 […]