• Beet and Potato Salad
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    The Amazing BEET – Beet and Potato Salad Recipe

    Beet is a wonder food. I will have to write a whole post about its amazing health benefits. Soon… because I must do some serious research before I post anything… this is who I am 🙂 The fact that I know is that beets helped me lower my blood pressure. Anyways… in this post I am sharing a beet and potato salad recipe that I learned from my mother. We used to call it ‘Russian Salad’, but I don’t know if it is Russian. I grew up in Romania, close by 😊, so it might as well be. I saw many versions of this recipe on the Internet. Mine is…

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    About Eggplants

    Eggplants are found in the produce department of every American grocery. They come in different varieties of shapes, sizes and colors. From large to small, round, oblong, long… from purple to white or even green. The small ones are called Indian eggplants. Below are the large, dark variety. They are popular in Europe. And these are the long eggplants, called Chinese. Why they are called eggplants? Because the first plants introduced to America were white and egg shaped. So what are eggplants? Fruits or veggies? By botanical definition, eggplant is a berry, so it is a fruit, but it is considered a vegetable. Either fruit or veggie, eggplant is delicious…

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    Lobster Feast on Sunday

    My son-in-law surprised us with two live lobsters! The surprise got even bigger when he announced us that he will cook the lobsters! So here are a few shots I took, to make this event really memorable. This is the dish he made. Lobster with lemony-buttery sauce and mashed potatoes. The lobsters were boiled for 1o minutes and became red. The meat was carefully taken out of the shells and claws. He peeled potatoes, boiled them, added some milk and butter and mashed them manually. He added salt and pepper. In a separate pan, he melted some butter, added the lobster, some chopped scallions and lemon juice; cooked it for…

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    Star Fruit Fun Facts

    Star fruit or Carambola is a tropical fruit that can be also found in the US supermarkets. People love the perfect star formation when the fruit is sliced around the middle. It is fun to serve it as a garnish or in salads with other fruits. I had the privilege to live in the Caribbean for a while, so I got really familiar to this delicious fruit. There was a Carambola tree right in front of the house I was renting. That tree was sooo productive! The fruits looked so weird to me, like little lanterns! They were growing quite fast, from tiny green bulbs to fist-sized-juicy-oblong pieces of heaven.…

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    What is Dragon Fruit?

    Hello my friends! Today I want to share a few facts about a very interesting fruit I found in the farmers’ market. DRAGON FRUIT. I live in USA, New Jersey, and for us this fruit is considered exotic, as it is primarily grown in Asia. It is also found in Mexico, Central and South America. Its flesh is sweet, somewhere between pear and kiwi. It has black seeds that are edible too. Here is how it looked in the farmers’ market. The selling price was $6.99 per one piece, quite pricey! Palm sized, as you can see it in my hand. I gathered some information about this fruit, regarding health…