Even despite of the fact that in the city where I live, the temperature rarely goes below 0, the transition to winter isn’t that easy. Everyone wants something hot to warm in the evening. And what could be better than warm tea or shotglass of some heating drink? Of course, a mixture thereof. This mix is perfect in the famous English hot alcoholic drink – grog. Originally it was strongly watered-down rum with sugar. But nowadays, there are many variations of it, and tea is used in this drink very often. The name of the drink comes from the nickname of the British Vice Admiral Edward Verona – ‘Old Grog.’ In his times rum was included in the daily diet of sailors, which caused some problems and Admiral Vernon ordered to water-down it. Besides tea, different spices like cinnamon, clove and ginger are often added to the modern version of the drink. I’ll show you a recipe without them, but with zest and orange slices. Of course, you can add your favorite spices to it and make it even tastier.
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Buns are the thing that reminds of school cafeterias. I don’t know the situation now, but when I was at school, such buns were probably in all school cafeterias of Russia. Often, they were the only thing that could be eaten in these canteens and enjoy. Even now, I sometimes want to eat such a bun in commemoration of those times. I want to share the recipe, how to bake buns, with the same flavor and texture, that was in my childhood, but even tastier.
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I have already showed you how to cook Camembert cheese and said that such a method of preparation of this wonderful cheese I like the most. But if baked, this cheese is tasty, too, so I’ll show how my wife and I baked it. Besides, the perfect addition to this dish can be Jack Daniel’s sauce. This is, by the way, one of my favorite sorts of whiskey, that’s why we drank it with this cheese. The sauce, by the way, has a very strong taste, so be prepared for that. I think, it matches many other snacks, and at TGI Friday’s in it’s in all hamburgers.
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Mushrooms are a great addition to many dishes, but they can also become a great garnish on their own. My wife just loves them, so we try to cook them periodically to make her happy. A cool way to save their taste in cooking and make it even more interesting is to bake them in the oven with lemon and thyme. How to do this will be discussed below.
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Ciabatta is a simple type of Italian white bread, made of wheat flour and yeast. It was developed in 1982 and in the late 1990s it became popular in Europe and the U.S.A. A feature of this bread is a crispy crust and the flesh with large, irregularly distributed porosity. Ciabatta is often used as sandwich bread. In Italian cuisine it’s even added to such dishes as salad, soup, etc. There are many varieties of this wonderful bread, and many ways of baking it. I’ll tell you about a rather simple method that takes a little time. But it requires a good stationary mixer like KitchenAid.
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Pilaf is a very old dish that is usually made of rice and some meat. It came to my country from the East, and still is one of the most popular dishes in the Middle East of Central Asia. Each country has national characteristics and many recipes for cooking it, but its distinguishing feature is the combination of two parts: the so-called ‘zirvak’ in the Uzbek cuisine or ‘gara’ in the Azerbaijani cuisine and the cereal part. I want to show, in my view, a rather unusual recipe, which we often cook.
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Here’s another version of muffins. Yes, we make many muffins. To be more precise, my wife bakes them, because our daughter likes them very much. Besides, they are simple to make, stay fresh for a long time and are easy to diversify. This time we bake carrot muffins with sunflower seeds. Very tasty and healthy …
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Until recently I hadn’t approved any of the apple baked foods, but knowing my love to baking with cinnamon, my wife baked a cake, where both ingredients were present. The most interesting is that the pie was very tasty and nice. By the way, it’s very simple to prepare and all the ingredients can be purchased at any time of the year in any store near your house.
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Sometimes you may think of some little and simple in cooking and at the same time tasty snack to accompany a bottle of wine. So, my wife and I have recently discovered a snack of that kind called Camembert. It is a soft sort of cheese coated with cheese mold, which is especially tasty when it melts from the inside. It can be fried or baked. Both ways of cooking are simple enough, but during frying it’s much easier to monitor its condition. And you can fry it in batter, which adds zest to the taste as well as to the appearance of this wonderful cheese. At the same time I‘d like to show how to cook a simple orange sauce, which, by the way, can be used with different pancakes and other food for breakfast.
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Borsch is perhaps one of the most famous dishes in Russian cuisine. It is considered the national dish in Poland, and Russia, and Lithuania, and Romania, and Belarus and Ukraine. Borsch is known from 14 – 15th centuries in Russia, it was mentioned in the monuments of 16-17th centuries and books of 1586-1631. The consequence of all this is a lot of ways to cook it. Probably almost every family has its own recipe for cooking this soup. Borsch is a multi-component filling soup and many people think that it is difficult to cook. But it’s not! At least the recipe that you will see below is quite simple in general. I think it is kind of a mix of how they cook this soup on the Don, where I live, and in the Ukraine.
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