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Papas Criollas (Colombian Creole Potatoes)

Papas Criollas (Colombian Creole Potatoes)

Did you know that potatoes actually hail from South America? In fact, there are so many varieties of potatoes you’re sure to find some you’ve never even seen before. In Colombia, where I am currently, these little creolle potatoes as they are known are wildly 

Peruvian Roast Chicken

Peruvian Roast Chicken

Well it feels like a year has passed since I last posted, probably because it very nearly has been. I’m currently in South America now after fleeing Ukraine a couple weeks ago and now that I’m settling in a long term rental I can finally 

Vatrushka (ватрушка) With Fresh Fruit

Vatrushka (ватрушка) With Fresh Fruit

Vatrushka is a sweet cheese bun that’s popular in Eastern Europe. All throughout countries like Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine you can find these cheese pastries offered, usually for breakfast. This is the second recipe (after Chakhokhbili) that I made from my recently acquired 1939 USSR 

Bublik (бублик)

Bublik (бублик)

Bublik (pronounced boob-lick), or Bubliki for the plural, is the Ukrainian version of a bagel. In fact, there’s very little difference in my opinion between the two. They are both yeasted bread rings that are boiled before baking, and commonly topped with sesame or poppy 

Steak au Poivre

Steak au Poivre

Cooking a T-Bone steak is one of my go to dinners when I am alone and want to treat myself. It’s extremely easy to cook, and because the steak has both a fillet and a NY strip, there’s a good amount of meat if you 

Authentic Hawaiian Poke

Authentic Hawaiian Poke

There’s a lot of Hawaiian poke recipes available on the internet; unfortunately many of them focus more on trendy than being authentic. Authentic Hawaiian poke isn’t some fancy colorful bowl with avocado and sprouts and other nonsense. The real version is much less attractive…and all 

Duck Breast With Haskap Gastrique

Duck Breast With Haskap Gastrique

Ok, I’m assuming you’ve never heard of Haskap before, or you’ve just discovered it and you found this article when researching “What Can I Make With Haskap Berries?”, right? To be honest, I didn’t even know these were a strange fruit as I’ve been eating 

Arctic Char Tartare

Arctic Char Tartare

In the recipe for pan seared arctic char I did note that I had a perfect recipe for all those scraps and bits that get cut away while portioning the fillet. Of course, when you have a lot of fish scraps the easiest thing to 

Pan Seared Arctic Char With Vermicelli & Pindjur Cream

Pan Seared Arctic Char With Vermicelli & Pindjur Cream

Arctic char is one of those fish you’re likely to see on the menus of fancy restaurants, at least if you ate out a lot in the 90s. However, recently this tasty fish has been making a comeback due to consumers wanting to be more 

Baja California Shrimp Tacos With Pineapple Salsa

Baja California Shrimp Tacos With Pineapple Salsa

Growing up in Southern California I probably had tacos at least twice a week, and Baja California style shrimp and fish tacos were my favorite. In fact, now that I live in Europe where corn tortillas are hard to find, I make seafood tacos quite