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Cranberry-Onion Jam

Cranberry-Onion Jam

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    When the bags with fresh cranberries fill the counters of my grocery store produce section, I grab four, five, six…ten one-pound bags. At least. I through those bags into my freezer and use the berries until a new crop comes. They feel wonderful […]

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 […]

Butternut, Sweet Potato, and Coconut Milk Soup

Butternut, Sweet Potato, and Coconut Milk Soup

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    For me, winter is not only the time for hearty soups and stews, but also it is the season for dishes loaded with ‘warm’ spices. Cinnamon, cumin, cloves, turmeric, as well as their complex mixtures: curry powder, garam masala, ras-el-hanout – they give […]

Cheese Torta

Cheese Torta

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  Since I saw Jacques Pepin making this dessert, I fell in love with this simple and stylish dessert. The original recipe calls for honey, pistachio, and dried cranberries. This way the dessert looks very wintery – green pistachios with red cranberries create a Christmas […]

Pickled Pearl Onions

Pickled Pearl Onions

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    Pickled onions, carrots, beets, or other marinated vegetables create that finishing touch which makes a delicious dish an extraordinary. A burger, chicken liver pate or pork rillet – they earn a new fantastic flavor with added pickles. Pearl onions and tiny cornichons are […]