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Apple and Butternut Squash Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Apple and Butternut Squash Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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  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 […]

Cucumber Canapé

Cucumber Canapé

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    I always liked the idea of making something attractive using simple ingredients in their best tasting combinations. My favorite words in the kitchen are ‘quick, simple, and delicious.’ A tray of cucumber canapés is definitely one of those dishes. This recipe is perfect […]

Beetroot Salmon Gravlax by Nigel Slater

Beetroot Salmon Gravlax by Nigel Slater

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    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 […]

Citrus Salmon Gravlax by Thomas Keller

Citrus Salmon Gravlax by Thomas Keller

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    I can’t imagine my holiday table without some salmon dishes. Savory trifle, salmon crudo, salmon tartar, or simple gravlax – all these appetizers are appealing. I just need to choose which one will be on my menu. Simple gravlax, I said? Oh, no, […]

Pumpkin or Butternut squash Latkes

Pumpkin or Butternut squash Latkes

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  Latkes is a traditional Jewish dish which is usually served on Hanukkah. Many years ago latkes were prepared with a duck or goose fat. Today, they are usually fried in oil or a mixture of oil and butter. This year Hanukkah and Thanksgiving are […]