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Zucchini with “Charred” Tomatoes

Zucchini with “Charred” Tomatoes

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  In winter I dream about summer, about grilled food with smoky flavors and wonderful ‘summer’ tastes and aromas. It is summer now, but heavy rains and sunderstorms don’t let me to enjoy grilled dishes in full. So, the grilled zucchini and ‘charred’ tomatoes are […]

Corn Salad with Summer Vegetables

Corn Salad with Summer Vegetables

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  In our family, corn salad is a favorite side dish for the 4-th of July celebration. It could be as simple as fresh corn with cucumbers and herbs, more complex such as corn, tomato, and black beans, or, as this recipe, full of summer […]

Fried Rice

Fried Rice

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  Originally, fried rice was made from leftovers. Simple white rice and vegetables that were not eaten the previous night were stir fried next day. For a more nutritious dish, eggs were often added. Each Chinese region brought something unique to this dish. That’s why […]

Eggplant Rolls

Eggplant Rolls

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    An eggplant roll is a very colorful and delicious appetizer. I personally like to make these rolls in winter because they remind of sunny days. For a buffet style serving neutral cocktail picks can be used to secure the rolls – the rolls […]

Cauliflower Pilaf

Cauliflower Pilaf

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    I have some rice leftovers in my refrigerator, but it is not enough to make a full side dish for the family. I definitely need to add something to the rice – vegetables, I guess. Onion, carrot… – it looks like I’m ready […]

Fingerling Hasselback Potatoes

Fingerling Hasselback Potatoes

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    Look at them! Just look at them – how beautiful these tiny lacquered treasures are! And they taste just divine. They, for sure, will sparkle on a holiday table.   I used purple and white fingerling potatoes, but any baby potato will perform […]