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Archive for February 2008

Dried Bean Stew (Mash Shorbasi)

Dried Bean Soup

My ancestors are from the city of Ordubad in Azerbaijan. Even though neither my parents nor my sister and I were born there, we have been influenced by the food of that region immensely with authentic recipes from Ordubad having been passing from generation to generation in our family. The following recipe of a hearty and flavorful stew is one […]

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Zebra Cake

Zebra Cake

This is just a beautiful cake. I baked it today and wanted to share the recipe with you. I like looking at Zebra cake more that eating it even though it is incredibly delicious. I am not the original creator of this cake, although I wish I were:) I heard that Zebra cake is very popular in Eastern Europe. It […]

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Mixed Vegetable Pickle

pickled mixed vegetables

We are going to do some canning today. In Azerbaijan, canning is a sort of culinary tradition. Jars with homemade preserves, jams, pickles, relishes, sauces can be found in almost every household. They are usually prepared in summer when fruits and vegetables are in abundance and consumed in winter when they are in high demand:) Pickles make a perfect accompaniment […]

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Pomegranate Salad

pomegranate salad

I wrote earlier that my favorite vegetable is eggplant. But I have a favorite fruit, too. POMEGRANATE! In California, Farmers Markets, some grocery stores carry this fruit, usually during the pomegranate season, which is around November-February. During that time I run from store to store in search of the juiciest, largest, cutest pomegranates! Then I bring them home and with […]

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