Lentil Fritters

It’s the start of Lent and a time when many choose to give up a favorite food as penitence and a symbol of sacrifice. Christian’s will fast and pray during Lent, and in many parts of the world Ash Wednesday and beginning of Lent is kicked off with various festivities,  such as in Greece with…

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French Kiss Movie Night & Macarons

February’s Pick for A Fork & A Flick is French Kiss. French Kiss was filmed on location in Paris, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of southeastern France, and Cannes. With some of the most photogenic cities on earth, and cinematography that makes love to the locations, this film is a charmer for Valentine’s Day. The film’s…

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Brown Butter Seared Potato Perogies

Last week we made Chinese Dumplings and I thought this week we could move to Eastern European Dumplings. Perogies are made by wrapping pockets of unleavened dough around a savory or sweet filling and cooking them in boiling water. These dumplings are popular in Slavic (Polish, Slovak, Ukrainian, Russian), Baltic (Latvian, Lithuanian) and other Eastern…

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Chinese New Year Dumplings – Jiaozi

Chinese New Year is ahead of us this weekend. The year of the rooster starts on Jan. 28th and all around the world, Chinese people are cleaning their houses, shopping for new clothes, and preparing for feasts. There’s much to take care of before it arrives, as the Chinese follow several traditions leading up to…

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Caviar and Blini With Champagne

Happy New Year! I can’t believe that we are almost to the end of 2016 already! When you live season to season, you really don’t realize where the time has gone. Some of us plan something special to ring in the New Year – perhaps a night full of memorable movies and munchies with lots of popcorn.…

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Saffron Sugar Crystals with Minted Tea

While the days are shorter and the air becomes cold and crisp, as darkness falls, we find ourselves craving warmth, something that evokes coziness. A hot cup of tea is always inviting this time of year and you can make your tea time sweeter with a special addition. This winter season I have found myself…

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Beef Stroganoff Soup

aThese cold December nights call for hearty stews and warm soups. I came up with an idea to combine the two. The Russians know how to keep themselves warm with meaty Beef Stroganoff. You will most often see Beef Stroganoff slathered on egg noodles and topped off with sour cream. I believe a concoction of…

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