Kartoffelsalat (German Potato Salad) – Germany

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Generally, my husband is not big on starches (potatoes, rice, pasta) other than whole grains. BUT when I mentioned a tangy german potato salad with no mayo, his eyes lit up and he asked if we could have it that evening. I let him know we could, but it would be best for it to […]

Frikadellen (German hamburgers) – Germany

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As I was watching YouTube videos for Frikadellen I realized that the way my mom makes hamburgers is essentially the German way, minus the mustard and the bread crumb coating. Growing up we used beef. As my husband does not really eat beef or pork, I used ground turkey. I recommend buying the 85% lean […]

Satsabeli Bazha (Georgian Poultry in Walnut Sauce) – Georgia

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Nestled between Turkey, Russia, Armenia and the Black Sea Georgia sits at the crossroads of Europe and Asia and is considered one of the to be one of the possible cradles of civilization. Georgian cuisine is loaded with walnuts. Vegetables with walnuts, meats with walnuts and of course desserts with walnuts. In short, Georgian cuisine […]

Triglie con Pinoli e Passerine (Mullet with Pine Nuts and Raisins) – Italy

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What to make for Italy? So many scrumptious options. My Italian friends sent me recipes and tried to sway me. But for me, there was only one recipe to make: Triglie con Pinoli e Passerine (Mullet with Pine Nuts and Raisins) also known as triglie all’ebraica. I first had this dish about 20 years ago […]

Lohikeitto (Finnish Salmon Soup) – Finland

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I have been on a slight hiatus, not from cooking, but from writing up my blogs, so time to catch up. Given that it is April 25th and there was a touch of snow the other day, what better dish to represent Finland than Lohikeitto (Salmon Soup)! This dish was QUICK, EASY, HEARTY and TASTY!!! […]

Courgette with Eggs – Cyprus

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Cyprus! While we have dabbled in the D’s and E’s lately on our more or less alphabetical cullinary tour du monde we still have a few more C’s. So here is a quick and easy Cypriot vegetarian dish that can be eaten for breakfast or dinner – Courgette with Eggs otherwise known as Scrambled Eggs […]

Smørrebrød (Open Sandwiches) – Denmark

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D is for Denmark, home of the Smørrebrød. I have to say, these open-face sandwiches are GORGEOUS to look at! We were all marveling at their beauty and didn’t really want to eat them as they were so pretty…but ultimately, we did. They were tasty too. I made 4 different kinds at once because I […]

Sataras (Croatian Tomato & Pepper Stew) – Croatia

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Sataras is a delicious, vegan dish made of peppers, onions, tomatoes and olive oil. The longer you cook it, the better it tastes. You can let this cook on low while you do other things. It is is very similar to the Hungarian dish Lescos (minus the bacon) or the Turkish Dish, Imam Bayildi which […]

Chicken Paprikas – Hungary

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When I was a little girl, my dad used to do Indian Guides with my brothers and as a consolation prize once a year we would go on a day or weekend trip. One time, we went up to Boston and ate at this fabulous Hungarian called Cafe Budapest. I can still see their pretty […]

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Goulash – Austria

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Eva was really sad about Covid ruining Halloween and we were in the midst of the A’s so I tried to figure out something fun and creative for her. Austrian ghoul-ash (ha ha ha) – Goulash. She loved the idea and the dish. Basically it seems to be similar to Hungarian Chicken Paprikas, except minus […]