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Homemade Pasta

Pasta is a generic term for noodles made from an unleavened dough of wheat or buckwheat flour and water, sometimes with other ingredients such as eggs and vegetable extracts, olive oil, etc. Pasta is typical of different cultures and countries, but the most famous varieties and recipes come from Italy. There are hundreds of different […]

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Ravioli stuffed with Ricotta and Pesto

Ricotta Ravioli with Pesto

Ravioliare a type of filled pasta composed of a filling sealed between two layers of thin pasta dough. The word ravioli is reminiscent of the Italian verb riavvolgere (“to wrap”), though the two words are not etymologically connected. The word may also be a diminutive of Italian dialectal rava, or turnip. Similar in appearance to […]

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Focaccia with Caramelized Onions

Homemade Focaccia with Caramelized Onions

Focaccia is a flat oven-baked Italian bread, which may be topped with herbs or other ingredients. It is related to pizza, but not considered to be the same. Focaccia is popular in Italy and is usually seasoned with olive oil and salt, and sometimes herbs, and may be topped with onion, cheese and meat, or […]

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Truffled Bean Spread

Truffled Bean Spread

Sometimes called “butter beans” because of their starchy yet buttery texture, lima beans have a delicate flavor that complements a wide variety of dishes. Although fresh lima beans are often difficult to find, they are worth looking for in the summer and fall when they are in season. Dried and canned lima beans are available […]

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Greek Parsley Salad

Greek style Parsley Salad

Greek parsley salad, also know as Maidanosalata is tangy, pungent, and bursting with flavor! it is a typical Greek meze and is served as an appetizer/ -sauce. You can pai it with simple fried, baked, or even poached fish, vegetables, or use it as a dip for bread. Ingredients Parsley Salad 3 bunches of parsley […]

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Tzatziki

Tzatziki

Tzatziki is a Greek meze or appetizer, also used as a sauce for souvlaki and gyros. Tzatziki is made of strained yoghurt (usually from sheep or goat milk) mixed with cucumbers, garlic, salt, usually olive oil, pepper, dill, sometimes lemon juice and parsley, and sometimes mint added. Tzatziki is always served cold. While in Greece […]

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Pesto

Pesto

Pesto is a sauce originating in Genoa in the Liguria region of northern Italy, and traditionally consists of crushed garlic, basil and pine nuts blended with olive oil and cheese. The name is the contracted past participle of the Genoese word pestâ, which means to pound, to crush, in reference to the original method of […]

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Vegetable and Liver Terrine

A terrine is usually a cold molded meat, fish or vegetable dish. Often you can find it with aspic, which holds the ingredients together when the terrine is cold and not cooked. A terrine is also an earthenware cooking dish with vertical sides and a tightly fitting lid, generally oblong or oval. If you prefer […]

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Chili con Carne

Chili con Carne

Chili con carne (often known simply as chili) is a spicy stew. The name of the dish derives from the Spanish chile con carne, “chili pepper with meat”. Traditional versions are made, minimally, from chili peppers, garlic, onions, and cumin, along with chopped or ground beef. Beans and tomatoes are frequently included. Variations, both geographic […]

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Meatballs with Cucumbers

Meatballs with Cucumbers

A meatball is foodstuff made from an amount of ground meat rolled into a small ball, sometimes along with other ingredients, such as breadcrumbs, minced onion, spices, and possibly eggs. Meatballs are usually prepared and rolled by hand, and are cooked by frying, baking, steaming, or braising in sauce. Ingredients Meatballs 500g minced meat (half […]

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