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Pork and Mushroom Terrine

Pork and Mushroom Terrine

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  Two French creations – pate and terrine are always welcome guests on my holiday table. They can be easily “dressed” to catch your eye. They are delicious – I don’t know anybody who dislikes these dishes. Even my husband, who doesn’t care about the […]

Broiled Rack of Lamb with Green Beans and Carrots

Broiled Rack of Lamb with Green Beans and Carrots

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  This is a simple yet elegant main course for almost any occasion. For a more dramatic presentation I like to serve a crown roast of lamb or standing rack of lamb. The attractive culinary centerpiece of two or three racks always looks stunning on […]

Fish Rolls with Peperonata

Fish Rolls with Peperonata

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  Of course, there is an easier way to make this dish – skip making the rolls. The fish will be equally delicious rolled or flat. But to me, it is totally worth spending a few extra minutes for the preparation – the dish looks […]

Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon

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    It is winter. It is time to cook beef Bourguignon – a hearty and rich stew. There is a kind of miracle about this dish: even though everyone is using mostly the same list of ingredients, the final results differ from home to […]

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 […]

Apricot Jam Tart

Apricot Jam Tart

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    After such an emotional week (the elections!) we all need to relax and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, or may be, a glass of wine. And a delicately sweet bite of my apricot jam tart will be a good complement to […]