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Cucumber Canapé

Cucumber Canapé

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    I always liked the idea of making something attractive using simple ingredients in their best tasting combinations. My favorite words in the kitchen are ‘quick, simple, and delicious.’ A tray of cucumber canapés is definitely one of those dishes. This recipe is perfect […]

Fennel-Mango Salad with Cilantro Dressing

Fennel-Mango Salad with Cilantro Dressing

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    For me, this salad is refreshing and warming at the same time. Mango reminds me of a turquoise sea, and the fennel licorice taste awakens the warmth of exotic spices. The salad has a whole palette of flavors and textures – it is […]

Green Salad with Balsamic Apple, Pomegranate, and Almonds

Green Salad with Balsamic Apple, Pomegranate, and Almonds

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    When I am thinking of my Thanksgiving menu I am trying to balance a heavy (and, of course, delicious) turkey meal with lighter salads and/or appetizers. On the other side, I like to bring some autumn notes to the dish. Pumpkins, pears, apples, […]

Cauliflower-and-Farro Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Cauliflower-and-Farro Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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    Enjoy this healthy and nutritious dish either warm or cold. It can be served as a vegetarian meal, a fulfilling salad at lunchtime or as a tasty side dish. A touch of sour lemon, sweet speckles of sun-dried tomatoes, nutty farro, and fragrant […]

Carrot-and-Jicama Salad

Carrot-and-Jicama Salad

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    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 […]

Tomato-Onion Jam

Tomato-Onion Jam

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    It looks like I am ready for, as French say, a ‘cheese and wine’ Friday party. There is a nice selection of world cheeses and charcuterie in my refrigerator. My homemade chicken liver pate with jelly is there too. Flavorful and zesty ‘Cyprus style’ olives have […]