Author: Tatiana

Hot chocolate with red wine

Most of us associate chocolate with solid form and bars. But for millennia, chocolate functioned in a liquid form. How was it invented? Let’s move to the southeastern part of the Yucatán Peninsula and step back in time for about 2,500 years. It was the best days of Mayan civilization, the favourite drink of which was a chocolate drink. The Maya mixed chunky cocoa beans with chilli peppers and honey from wild bees. The chocolate drink was an indispensable element of all celebrations. How did cocoa appear in Europe? The first European, who appreciated cocoa, was Christopher Columbus. During his last trip to the New World, he took cocoa beans to Europe. Instead of cold water, Europeans mixed cocoa powder with hot water, switched chilli and honey to sugar and cinnamon. This changed drink has conquered all of Europe. Today we have our own recipe for hot chocolate based on red wine with chilli.

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Tapenade egg tapas

Tapenade is an olive paste that comes from French Provence. The main ingredients of tapenade are olives, green or black, capers, anchovies and olive oil. In southern France, where it comes from, tapenade is always served as an aperitif.
The first mention of tapenade dates back to 1899. It appears in “The Cuisinière Provençale” book, written by Jean-Baptiste Reboul, who was a chef of “La Maison Doree” restaurant in Marseille. Nevertheless, the are facts telling that tapenade was invented many years ago.
Although traditionally tapenade is usually made from black olives, you can also use green olives to prepare this paste. Today we will share our own recipe with you. So, let’s start.

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Buttermilk pancakes with apples

Inspired by childhood memories, we decided to reproduce the recipe for buttermilk pancakes with apples. They are yummy, fluffy and only require simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. So let’s start.

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BBQ chicken wings

There are several versions of BBQ sauce history, but there is evidence that in the fifteenth century Christoper Columbus brought sauce to Europe after his numerous expeditions. The art of grilling was presented to Europeans by North American and South American natives who used this sauce for marinating alpaca meat, now known as BBQ.
Today we have prepared for you our own recipe for BBQ sauce, to be precise the spicy BBQ wings. Enjoy!

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BBQ dip

What is associated with BBQ? Well, for sure BBQ time with grilled meat. However, the barbecue recipes do not have to be limited to the main dishes and sandwiches.
Have you ever eaten a salad with a bbq dip? How about an omelette? Oh, the best recipe is a dip served with vegetables.
You must try it! A light dish, ready in a few minutes. A perfect snack not only for outside BBQ.

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Dip with blue cheese

What to serve your guests while the main course is still being prepared? We have a solution – a dip based on blue cheese served with veggies.

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Banana millet porridge

Recently recipes with millet have been published on our site. What do you know about millet? Millet comes from Africa, Northern China and India, it remains the basis of a diet of about one-third of the world’s population.

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Syrniki (Russian pancakes based on cottage cheese)

Syrniki, or Russian pancakes based on dry cottage cheese – are a popular dish of Russian, Ukrainian and Belorussian cuisine. Name of pancakes is coming from Russian “syr”, which meant “cottage cheese” in the old times and nowadays means “cheese”. Syrniki are traditionally served with sour cream. However, sometimes it is also served with honey or jam, preferably homemade. A perfect and fast dish for breakfast.

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