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Gravlax

Beautiful Food Made Easy: Gravlax

I am a big fan of smoked, cured, sushi-ed, poached, baked or seared salmon.  Anything salmon really.  But if you had to ask me what my favorite way to eat salmon is, I will, without hesitation, report “sliced-thin-atop-of-cream-cheese-slathered-chewy-bagel-with-capers-onions-and-tomato”.  Yes, I am like Ralphie from the Christmas Story,  who knew what his dream toy was and could […]

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Potato Moussaka Bolognese

Potato Moussaka With Bolognese Sauce

Recently, I received a request for a meat-n-potato type dish for someone who doesn’t eat vegetables.  Not judging. I am sure they have their reasons.  Rather than fussing about it, I took it upon myself to go as fancy as I could with the meat-n-potato idea, as it sounded pretty challenging. My first thought was […]

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Russian Burgers

Burgers, The Russian Way

I am going to say something utterly un-American right now.  But before you start rallying the outraged crowd  to go egg my car, just promise that you’ll finish this article first.  Here it goes: I don’t like burgers.  Whew… got that off my chest.

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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 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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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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Lazy Dinner -- Chicken sauteed with vegetables and pickled lemons

How To Be Lazy About Cooking And Still Make Dinner

I remember when those long titles were popular They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? or How to Win Friends and Influence People or How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying… You get the point, don’t you? Today is my turn for a short post with one of those long titles.

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