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Making Fish Roe Skillet Pie -- ready to serve

Fish Roe Skillet Pie

Some time before we moved to the U.S., we decided to hire a tutor to brush up our English.  The lady was a former compatriot of ours, who had emigrated a long time ago to the U.S., lived there for years and years, and then came back to Ukraine to enjoy her retirement in the […]

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Sourdough Pancake Baking

Sourdough Field Day — Pancakes For a Crowd

Quick post today, just a report, really.  My trusted wild sourdough batch worked hard this week.  We were invited to a Shrove Tuesday at our church and wanted to bring something other than the usual bacon pack.  My husband suggested making sourdough pancakes. I bake those occasionally at home, using this Sourdough Pancakes recipe, which […]

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Chicken Liver Pate coated with melted butter

Speedy Gourmet: Chicken Liver Pâté

I like liver, and there is nothing you can do about it.  When I cut up a whole chicken, I always save the chicken belly fat and liver for later. Then I buy another small box of livers and make this quick pâté. It’s divine on a warm croissant, crusty toast, water cracker, or anything […]

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Chipotle Bean Salad With Walnuts

Quick And … Fancy? You got it!

One of the both weird and heartwarming customs of my native land was (and I hope still is), showing up at the door of your best friends on a whim.  Sure, everyone is entitled to their privacy and down time, but there is just something inexplicably awesome about closest friends being so close that unannounced […]

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Cheese & Spring Vegetable Salad

Fail-proofing your New Year’s Resolutions

If you are one of the 38% Americans who decide to lose weight after New Year, you are probably smack in the middle of the buyer’s remorse period: the enthusiasm and hot-headedness of the first week of intense dieting and exercising had already worn off; you’ve toned down your exercise intensity, but you are still […]

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Focaccia fresh out of the oven

Making Focaccia — A Sure Fire Crowdpleaser

This post have been submitted to YeastSpotting As you already know, about a month ago, I have entered a bread-making phase of my life. I now own more than enough books on bread making than I care to admit, and aside from some fascinating Sitchin’s books, those are now a part of my nightly reading. […]

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Basic pickling kit -- sliced garlic head and dill weed

Pickle me pink! The joys of fermented food making

If you’ve been following me on Facebook, you probably already know that I am currently on a pickling/fermentation streak.  That means that all of those gorgeous Italian swing-top jars I’ve been buying compulsively are finally finding their life’s purpose these days. Yet another reason to pat myself on a shoulder — we are trying to only […]

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