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Sausage Bites With Pine Nuts fresh out of the oven

Party Pleasers: Sausage Bites With Pine Nuts

Ah, the summer is here.  Picnic and party time.  Also hot as you know what.  That incredible laziness sets in before you even open your eyes in the morning.  Cooking sessions become shorter, farther apart, and I don’t know about you, but my creativity in this heat all boils down (ha ha, no pun intended, […]

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Quick Chorizo & Three Bean Stew

Quick Chorizo & Three Bean Stew

Here is my take on beans — they can be wonderful sometimes, but you won’t typically find me making delicious bean based dishes.  I enjoy a clear beef broth with giant lima beans occasionally; I do like them inside a burrito, and once in a while I have a hankering for a bean soup (how […]

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Curried Cabbage & Kale Gratin

Eat Your Veggies! Curried Cabbage & Kale Gratin

When I think of vegetables, I  think of a side dish or a salad. The vegetable could certainly play an important part of the main dish, but usually in a form of a wrap or a container for delicious stuffing, or a backdrop to fragrant meat.  To put it into an American way of thinking — vegetables are […]

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Rabbit In Creamy Mustard Sauce

Puss-In-Boots: A Study Of Culinary And Business Savvy

“The tale is not true, but there’s a hint in it, a lesson for fine lads” —Alexander Pushkin Russian literary genius was right — a million times right. Fairy tales are not entirely true, but they do carry seeds of wisdom for all of us to pick up on.  And those of us who read very carefully, may even […]

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Quick Lamb Stew with Prunes and Grape Tomatoes

Quick Lamb Stew With Prunes & Tomatoes

Today there is going to be no nostalgic excursions. I threw this stew quickly together for dinner the other day, and it turned out very well. It’s got a somewhat soupy consistency because I didn’t brown the meat, I sweated it together with onions, just like my mom taught me. Then I added a few […]

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Turkey in Sour Cream & Dill Sauce

Turkey In Sour Cream & Dill Sauce

This is the way my mom always cooked rabbit.  Rabbit was served for New Year almost every year, alongside Salade Olivier, Carp in Tomato Sauce, Beet Salad With Prunes, Green Apple & Celeriac Salad, etc. My family (not me) has very rocky relationship with rabbit as food, so if you are anything like them, I […]

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Fake Polenta Pizza With Many Toppings

Not a pizza, yet so Italian…

I usually am not a fan of dishes when one thing is passed off as another one — veggie burgers, mock crab meat, tofu — that’s just not my cup of  tea.  I say, if you are going to eat a burger, for Pete’s sake, just eat the dang real meat.  But sometimes, curiosity just […]

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