Summer Farewell Chopped Salad

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Summer is officially over. Today marks the start of Autumn, but the weather has already changed with a mellowing breeze and yellowing trees. There’s a charm about this season. Villagers and orchard owners believe that this is the most generous time of the year. The crops are plenty and the orchards look beautiful with the trees and vines bearing fruits from all colors.

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Tomato Avocado Salad with Chicken Escalope from Tanmia

This is not really a sponsored post, but I did receive the packages for free and decided to include them in a recipe with review

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A couple of weeks ago I received a cold package from Tanmia, a local chicken producer and supplier. The package contained samples of their newly launched ready-to-cook products: Chicken Escalope, Chicken wings in barbecue sauce, Chicken legs in tomato sauce. I am not usually into ready-made stuff, but I decided to give them a try. Continue reading

Rustic Wild Sorrel Salad with Fresh Mint, and Thyme

This week was supposed to be a full working week on an upcoming project with Bethany Kehdy. We were scheduled to be doing video recipe filming up here in their mountain fortress at the foot of Sannine mountain. I was in charge of the off-screen cooking and the styling. During the past couple of weeks Bethany and I fixed our heads to the computer screens and pen and paper to note down every single recipe, every single ingredient, props, and every piece of kitchenware a kitchen might need since we’re starting the kitchen from scratch. Continue reading

17 Essential Kitchen Ingredients and Apple Ginger Chicory Salad

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In the previous post, I’ve covered the basic kitchen equipment needed to start making magic in the kitchen. After setting a kitchen up, you need to have some basic spices, condiments, and ingredients that are necessary for making some simple recipes.

I have included at the end of the post a simple salad recipe that is so fresh and full of flavor, you won’t stop eating until you’ve finished the whole bowl!
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Blood and Chocolate

Everybody’s got a dark side

My close friends know mine by now

I am a big of fan dark twisted series and movies.

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Two years ago, a dark side of me emerged, and it craved searching for and watching old psychological horrors. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, Repulsion, The Innocents, and of course, Psycho! Continue reading