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Shrimp Tartar

Shrimp Tartar

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  Since we both, my husband and I, like all kinds of tartar, this year I will step away from my traditional raw, broiled or smoked oyster appetizer for upcoming Valentine’s Day and make a shrimp tartar instead. I have wonderful huge shrimp in my […]

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Chocolate Mousse Cake

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  I love chocolate! Specifically, I like dark chocolate. I always have dark chocolate at home. In every country I visit, I don’t miss a chance to taste the chocolate they produce. And when it comes to a holiday table, there is always some space […]

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 […]

Poached Egg on Avocado-and-Smoked Salmon Toast

Poached Egg on Avocado-and-Smoked Salmon Toast

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  When our son Peter lived with us in our house, on Mother’s Days he was making for me a special breakfast (with my husband’s help, of course). Initially, when he was younger, it was a French toast, and later, in high school, I enjoyed […]

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 […]

Lazy Pavlova

Lazy Pavlova

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    In my opinion, the dessert Pavlova is one of the best in the whole world. It is heavenly delicious and looks fantastic. And it is fairly easy to make. But I will talk about real Pavlova at another time. Today I would like […]