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Mango martini. Wow.

Why this drink is labeled a martini is a mystery to me. A martini is a drink made with gin and vermouth but this cocktail drink has neither. The ingredients are fresh mango, … [Read more...]

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Mojito!

In celebration of the birthday (name day to you, Game of Thrones fans) of my brother-in-law, Buddy, I am reposting this mojito recipe. May you have a great one, Bud, and may … [Read more...]

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Apple and blueberry pancakes

If adding fresh fruits to pancake batter is good, adding spices to the fruits before stirring into the batter is even better. Take these pancakes, for instance. They smelled … [Read more...]

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Orange lime honey pork

Parboil the pork with aromatics, cool, brown in butter (or vegetable oil), add the zests, honey and juices, cook until the liquids turn syrupy, sprinkle with more zest and … [Read more...]

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Homemade applesauce

A couple of days ago, I made apple cheese cupcakes with streusel topping. Never had a chance to take photos though. They were delicious, I'm sure apple-lover Alex will request … [Read more...]

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Apple fritters

My first encounter with "apple fritters" was with Country Style Donuts where the fritters are made with donut dough with bits of apples, fried and rolled in sugar. I loved … [Read more...]

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Skewered green mangoes

Green mangoes are not a special variety of mangoes. They are simply unripe -- not to be confused with Alphonso (a.k.a.) Indian mangoes. On the dinner table, they are often … [Read more...]