I must confess that Fennel is not part of my family's culinary tradition. But, I have a soft spot for Mediterranean cuisine where fennel is prominent ingredient. So, here is how to prepare quick and easy to make fennel side dish.
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Traditionally, the Easer festive dinner starts with fresh green salad. There is only one important thing in preparing green salad - drying the lettuce leaves before tossing them, because the extra water will dilute the dressing.
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When it comes to cooking stinging nettle, the maxim "no pain, no gain" is totally valid in the kitchen. That is, of course, if you, like me, do not follow the popular advice of using latex gloves when handling the nettles. My fingertips are numb from the tiny needles but the dish is totally worth it. Today, I made a quick and easy appetizer.
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It has been snowing all day today and I couldn't help thinking about the summer with a little bit of nostalgia. I decided to perk myself up by cooking a dish I enjoyed very much during my vacation in Afythos - Shrimp Saganaki. The word saganaki refers to the single-serving frying-pan it is cooked in. I do not own such dish, so I cooked it in shallow ramekins. Here it is.
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It is said that every festive meal should start with an appetizer to whet the appetite. In Italy, those are known as antipasti, in France as hors d'oeuvre. Here on the Balkans and the Middle East we call it mezé. Today's appetizer recipe will surely tease your palate.
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