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SALADS

New Old BLT Salad

New Old BLT Salad

    It looks like this week is a ‘bacon week’ in my blog. I’ve already shared the recipes of Pasta Carbonara, then Swiss Chard with Bacon, and today it’s time for the iconic BLT salad. For this recipe I like to use homemade fragrant […]

Carrot-and-Jicama Salad

Carrot-and-Jicama Salad

    In my childhood, there was no such word as ‘jicama’. And we never heard about this vegetable. When I first discovered jicama, I was very impressed, how this vegetable changed salads and salsas for good. So I started my cooking experiments with the […]

Mushroom Carpaccio

Mushroom Carpaccio

    In Italy, when porcini mushrooms are in season, mushroom carpaccio is one of the delightful dishes you can taste. In America, the only porcini you can find are dried porcini (very few stores stock frozen porcini). They are great with rice (mushroom risotto), […]

Pear Salad with Walnuts and Parmesan Flakes

Pear Salad with Walnuts and Parmesan Flakes

  Another week – another salad. I love pears. They are so versatile – with them you can make a refreshing salad, a savor side dish, delightful preserves, an elegant soup or a gorgeous dessert. This fruit goes so well with cheeses and dry meats […]

Steak Salad

Steak Salad

    I like to create dishes from diner or lunch leftovers. You have to be imaginative, full of ideas and understand combinations of colors and flavors. This is what attracts me. First thing that comes to my mind when I am thinking what to […]

Leftover Pasta Salad

Leftover Pasta Salad

    About those who cook: Some folks collect tons of culinary books and magazines and cut out recipes from local store flyers. They like to fill up their ‘recipe boxes’. But in reality, they only cook what their mothers and grandmothers cooked. This is […]