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Valentines Day

Broiled Salmon and Asparagus Dinner

Broiled Salmon and Asparagus Dinner

  Meatless Monday. But not fishless. Who doesn’t like one sheet pan dinner? This one is the easiest, healthiest, and most delicious. It takes just five minutes for preparation and eight to ten minutes for cooking. This dinner is simple, light, very tasty, and really […]

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 […]

Poached Egg on Avocado-and-Smoked Salmon Toast

Poached Egg on Avocado-and-Smoked Salmon Toast

  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 […]

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 […]