No-bake white chocolate cheesecake

by smth good 5 August 2011 desserts
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It’s one of the coolest summers I’ve ever experienced over here. Appart from few torrid days back in July, mornings are delightfully cool and even at noon temperatures are bearable. Yes, it’s one of the coolest summers and I must confess I’m totally enjoying it. It’s a pleasure to cook and to bake. It’s a pleasure [...]

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Salmon with thyme and capers

by smth good 26 July 2011 fish&seafood
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Yes, I know, fish again . I told you that my New Year’s resolution was to eat more fish. I keep coming back to salmon fillet cause it reminds me so well of real meat – don’t judge. After trying this amazing salmon with red wine, I decided to cook salmon fillets with thyme and [...]

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Sour cherries & brownie ice cream

by smth good 15 July 2011 desserts
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It’s almost the end of sour cherries’ season so I must confess desserts with sour cherries were on top of our list and there was no weekend without one. Besides all kinds of clafoutis, pancakes, mousses or baked cakes, there is one dessert that I like so much I have to make it at least [...]

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Cream of tomato soup

by smth good 7 July 2011 soups
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Inspired by the Italian Zuppa di pomodoro, this cream of tomato soup is delicate and elegant. We have served it as a first course for a dinner with friends and, well, it was a good choice, with mint and basil smoothly combined in a creamy tomato puree. Serves 4, prep. time 50 minutes Utensils: a [...]

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Duck Red Curry

by smth good 1 July 2011 meat&poultry
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This one is one of the most refined Thai curry, a red curry with duck and grapes (Gaeng phed ped yang, in Thai). Its unique flavors go from hot to sweet&sour, with a hint of fruit sweetness and delicate texture. It’s Thailand in a bowl, beautifully styled and presented, just as those gorgeous women and [...]

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Tuna and Radish Sprouts Salad

by smth good 24 June 2011 salads
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Friday is a day full of promises. The promise of a great weekend to come, the promise of spending spare time with the loved ones or just the promise of sitting and doing nothing. I’ve never really liked making plans for the weekend. Let’s say I prefer to improvise. However, improvising or not, I always [...]

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Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream

by smth good 19 June 2011 desserts
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It’s so hot these days. Too hot for any kind of meal, except ice cream . So, chocolate ice cream is the recipe I want to share with you today. I was in the mood for a creamy, rich chocolate ice cream and I came across a jar of Gianera hazelnut spread. It’s similar to [...]

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Tuna and pasta salad

by smth good 13 June 2011 fish&seafood
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I like pasta. A lot. During these hot days I wanted something with pasta, of course, but refreshing. So, I chose a cold salad with pasta, tuna and a nice vinaigrette, served chilled. A nice lunch, indeed! Serves 2, prep. time 30 minutes Ingredients: 200 grams spaghetti 1 tuna can (chunks, not flakes; in water) [...]

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Stuffed bell peppers

by smth good 30 May 2011 meat&poultry
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Because we are leaving again, this time to Thassos (Greece), I wanted to share with you a really tasty Greek recipe – yemistes piperies, meaning stuffed peppers. There are many variations of this recipe, some of them do not use meat, but we chose to use lamb for the stuffing and it was a good choice, trust [...]

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Veggie noodles

by smth good 23 May 2011 pasta&risotto
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Noodles with nothing but cabbage, onion and pepper? Oh, yes! A magnificent monument of simplicity in the kitchen. This recipe is traditionally cooked in Transilvania during the fasting periods (before Easter or Christmas) but I like it also during hot summer days when I am in mood for something veggie, other than salads. Utensils: a [...]

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