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Sautéed Spinach Italian Style

Sautéed Spinach Italian Style

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    In Italy, in Italian cuisine restaurant’s menu, among other side dishes, you can find sautéed spinach. And it doesn’t matter if the restaurant is located in a hot touristy spot or in a small, hard to find on map village. Everywhere the spinach […]

Swiss Chard with Bacon

Swiss Chard with Bacon

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    For this dish I prefer to use ‘hunter’s’ bacon from local Polish deli. It has noticeably less fat and a nice mild smoked flavor. If using regular bacon – you might need to cook it first and/or discard some fat before adding vegetables. […]

Basket Vegetables Mediterranean Style

Basket Vegetables Mediterranean Style

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    Soon, very soon, hearty stews, casseroles and warming soups will fill my family’s menu. But today I am trying to catch on the grilling days. Probably I should have published this recipe two months ago when a grilling season was at its peak […]

Crunchy-Juicy Pattypans

Crunchy-Juicy Pattypans

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    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, […]

Corn Salad

Corn Salad

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    Summer time is fun outdoor time. We are staying outside more often: exercising, grilling, and having picnics. What a picnic is it without corn salad? Fresh, bright and delicious – this dish can be served as a salad or as a side. It […]

Tomatoes with Parsley Pistou

Tomatoes with Parsley Pistou

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  I am just refusing not to pass along this wonderful dish, especially during the summer season. I just can’t. Truly, this is one of my favorite tomato recipes ever. The French sauce Pistou, an analogue of a more familiar Italian pesto, is traditionally made […]