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octopus stew

Octopus Stew

Octopus is one of those sea-foods, which frightens a lot of people and I must admit I do not cook it very often. However when prepared well octopus tastes amazing! This recipe is my Greek aunt’s one (who is not really famous for cooking in our family…). Bear in mind, that octopus needs a long […]

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Homemade Aioli

Homemade Aioli

Aioli is a Provençal traditional sauce made of garlic, olive oil and egg yolks. It is a type of mayonnaise, which you may flavor in many different ways, making it a very versatile sauce/dip.  You can serve it with meats, fish, vegetables or with bread. Ingredients 2 Egg Yolks 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 1/2 Tablespoon […]

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caponata

Sicilian Style Caponata

Caponata is a Sicilian eggplant dish consisting of chopped cooked vegetables, capers and olives, often served with seafood. The original recipe calls for vinegar and fried eggplants but I prefer the more simple version. There are many ways to prepare caponata and it can be served in a variety of dishes, such as a simple […]

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Yorkshire Pudding

Yorkshire Pudding is a traditional English “pudding” which is commonly served with roast meats and gravy. It is not a pudding in the conventional sense but can be describes as more similar to a souffle, but without the cheese. Ingredients 140g All purpose flour 4 Eggs 200ml Milk 1 Tea spoon salt Pepper Vegetable oil […]

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Spaetzle

Spaetzle are a typical German style pasta which is either served as a side dish for meat entrees or as a main course. Ingredients for Spaetzle 400g Flour (optional 25% of flour mixture can be semolina) 4 Eggs 250ml lukewarm water & milk (optional 25% of four mixture can be milk) 1 Tea spoon salt […]

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Buttermilk Cornbread

Native Americans were using ground corn for food thousands of years before European explorers arrived in the New World. European settlers, especially those who resided in the southern English colonies, learned the original recipes and processes for corn dishes from the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Creek, and soon they devised recipes for using cornmeal in […]

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Fried Potatoes with Mushrooms Medley

This is a perfect side dish, that you may expand and turn into a full meal as well. Ingredients 500g Potatoes 500g Mushrooms mixed (porcini, oyster mushrooms, button mushrooms, shiitake, chanterelles, etc) 1 Onion Olive Oil & butter (for sauté) Salt & Pepper to taste 1/4 Cup of chopped parsley Preparation Peel the potatoes and […]

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Fresh Summer Lentil Salad

Lentils have been one of the first crops domesticated in the Ner East ca. 9,500 to 13,000 years ago. Nowadays there are many different types of lentils ranging in colors from yellow to red-orange to green, brown and black. They also vary greatly in size and are sold in many forms, with or without the […]

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carrot souffle

Carrot Soufflé

The word soufflé is the past participle of the French verb souffler which means “to blow up” or more loosely “puff up”—an apt description of what happens to this combination of custard and egg whites. Ingredients 500g Carrots 250g Parmigiano-Reggiano 2 eggs 1 Cup of milk Salt & Pepper 80g Butter Nutmeg Preparation Preheat the […]

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Ginger Glaced Carrots

The carrot originally from the Indo-European root ker- (horn), due to its horn-like shape, is a root vegetable, usually orange in colour, though purple, red, white, and yellow varieties exist. It has a crisp texture when fresh. The most commonly eaten part of a carrot is a taproot, although the greens are edible as well. […]

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