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New Year

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 […]

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 […]

Broiled Rack of Lamb with Green Beans and Carrots

Broiled Rack of Lamb with Green Beans and Carrots

  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 […]

Goat Cheese Stuffed Cherry Peppers

Goat Cheese Stuffed Cherry Peppers

  The time I need to spend on writing and publishing this post will be longer than the time to make this appetizer. In Austria, in farmer’s markets, you easily can find this simple treat – containers with cheese stuffed jeweled red and yellow baby […]