Chicken Biryani

by smth good on November 30, 2011

in meat&poultry,pasta&risotto

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After our adventure with the Uzbek plov, we have continued to cook rice in all kinds and forms: pilaf, risotto and now… biryani. It’s a complete dish, full of flavours and richness; it takes almost 2 hours to prepare it but it’s worth it – slow food as comfort food, I like to call it. [...]


Plum cake

by smth good on September 6, 2011

in desserts

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Each year on the 1st of September, I start looking for signs of autumn. I love autumn or at least the idea of it. Nice temperatures, exquisite sunsets, fallen leaves are the best premises for long meditative walks as one can see in the movies. No signs of autumn here yet – temperatures are still [...]


Sweet pasta with ice cream and mellon

by smth good 4 March 2011 desserts
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Sugar craving hits me every day around 3 in the afternoon. I turn into a hunter around the kitchen in the search for something sweet. So, it was one afternoon around 3 o’clock when my husband surprized me with this marvelous feast – a meal-dessert for those loving pasta, and fruit, and ice cream . [...]

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Chicken wings – Mexican style

by smth good 2 March 2011 meat&poultry
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Well, they are not exactly recommended for those trying to lose weight, but they are juicy, spicy and hot. These chicken wings in Mexican style, served with quesadilla and guacamole, are quite a lunch for those in search of some extra-calories . There is a curious similarity in flavors, up to a point, between Mexican and [...]

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Plum dumplings

by smth good 24 January 2011 desserts
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Reminiscence of the former Austrian-Hungarian Empire, plum dumplings can be encountered in most of  East European countries. A juice plum core surrounded by sturdy potato dough, all of it covered in sweet buttery bread crumbs and served with sour cream and jam. Quite savory and might be served as a light lunch in some households, but [...]

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Mini-tarts with peaches

by smth good 10 January 2011 desserts
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There is a Japanese saying “Amai mono, betsu bara” (for desserts, there is a second stomach ). And, yes, I do strongly believe I have an extra-stomach just for dessert. I love chocolate, cakes, fruit tarts, ice cream, macarons, muffins, cookies, doughnuts, sherbets, shakes … yes, pretty much everything . The recipe below is so simple [...]

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