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*SUMMER

Crunchy-Juicy Pattypans

Crunchy-Juicy Pattypans

    Pattypans are not a common stuff in American grocery stores. But during the summer squash season you can find this UFO shaped vegetable on a farmer’s market. Some upscale produce stores also sell the pattypans from local farms. I like to fry, sauté, […]

Strawberry Caipirinha

Strawberry Caipirinha

    Happy Friday! Are you ready for a Labor Day? Have you already planed a menu for the holiday picnic? What about drinks? We all deserve a good drink, don’t we? We worked hard to become more successful and wealthier which also helps to […]

Bruschetta with Tomatoes and Capers

Bruschetta with Tomatoes and Capers

    Even though you will not find any luxury ingredients in bruschetta, this small open sandwich deserves to be named ‘a queen of appetizers’. As any other dish, most common bruschetta with tomatoes has its own secret of a great taste. And the secret […]

Pasta with Tomato, Sage, and Pine Nuts

Pasta with Tomato, Sage, and Pine Nuts

    For me, one of the great ways to use fresh sun kissed summer tomatoes is to prepare with them pasta. Simple aromatics, such as sage and garlic, will make the dish incredibly flavorful; and pine nuts will add a nice crunchiness. This pasta […]

Cucumber-Mint Infused Water

Cucumber-Mint Infused Water

    That summer, it happened to be very hot in Berlin, Germany. To stay ‘alive’ and energized everyone had to drink a lot of water. It was not a problem – beverage stations were at every corner. For me, the problem was what to […]

Chicken with Summer Vegetables

Chicken with Summer Vegetables

    Probably I should have added ‘Mediterranean Style’ to the title. The herbs, lemon and olives, used in this recipe, act like GPS on a road pointing to the right direction. These aromatics express Mediterranean cuisine – healthy, flavorful and colorful. This so popular […]