Appetizer, Photography

Turmeric hummus

Now that Christmas and New Year are gone is time for healthier food. So I will start with my favorite Arabic recipe: hummus. It takes only 10 min to prepare it and is great. I added a few ingredients for a special hummus. Ingredients: -2 cups canned chickpeas, drained, liquid reserved - 6 chopped garlic… Continue reading Turmeric hummus

Appetizer, Photography

Smoked salmon spread

Smoked salmon is expensive, in any country. So, I found a way to stretch a package of smoked salmon and impress my guests. First time I had a homemade salmon spread was at our friends and it was great. She told me the recipe, but I did not remember some of the ingredients, so I… Continue reading Smoked salmon spread

Photography, Soup

Chanterelle sour soup

A few days ago I made this mushroom borscht (sour soup) but with dried Chanterell which I picked last year. This year was not very good for mushroom foraging. Also I adapted to what I had in the house. But was great! The aroma, the taste, etc! Ingredients: 1 root parsnip 1 root celery 2… Continue reading Chanterelle sour soup

Maine dish, Photography

Stuffed peppers with turkey breast

Stuffed peppers are an easy main dish that looks great and tastes even better. Stuffed peppers are (for the ones that never tried) any variety of bell peppers that has been hollowed and filled with a stuffing. You can have vegetarian stuffed peppers also. My mom made meat and vegetarian stuffed peppers. I love stuffed… Continue reading Stuffed peppers with turkey breast

Photography, Soup

Honey fungus borscht

It is that period of time: wild mushrooms. We take our family and go foraging wild mushrooms. We get them prepared for the winter or cooking them for now. I don’t like very much to eat this mushrooms but I love foraging them. Actually I love foraging all wild mushrooms. Spending time in nature and… Continue reading Honey fungus borscht

Maine dish, Photography

Best Foods to Pair With Beer

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love food? How about food and beer? I am not the only one curious about the best beer and food pairings. You have a sommelier to help you with your food and wine, but who helps you with beer and food? I like drinking beer from time to time, especially… Continue reading Best Foods to Pair With Beer

Desserts, Photography

Ice cream for kids II

Let’s do another summer delight for kids. No alcohol this time. Have a trip with your kids in a near village and find fresh fruits. I have fresh fruits in our garden, so I collect them with my kid. We have raspberries and cherries. My mom has in the garden red and black currant. Go… Continue reading Ice cream for kids II

Maine dish, Photography

Summer delight

It is summer and barbecue time. What goes great with meat on the grill? Vegetables. I confess I love zucchini on grill.  Tomatoes and onions are amazing, too. So when you are tired of mashed potatoes or other side dishes go with grilled vegetables. Put them next to the meat and enjoy it. It is… Continue reading Summer delight