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Georgian Chicken with Herbs (Chakhokhbili)

Tell me the truth now. When you read GEORGIAN, did you really think the state of Georgia?:) If so, I got you:) Because this post is about the country of Georgia, Azerbaijan’s immediate neighbor.  Azerbaijani town of  Balaken borders a town of Lagodekhi in Georgia. When I was a kid, my relatives who live in Balaken and I took a […]

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Tri-Color Bell Pepper Salad

Tri-Color Bell pepper salad is one of my favorite summer salads. It is very simple and refreshing. In this salad, red, yellow and orange bell peppers are first roasted, then mixed with fresh herbs, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil. I like to use peppers of different colors as this really makes for an attractive salad, but either color alone […]

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Ganache Mousse Macaron Sandwich Cookies

So, what do you do when you have 5-6 egg whites sitting in your fridge and waiting to be used up before they go bad? Right! You make Helen’s Macaron sandwich cookies! Helen is a baking whiz. And not only baking; she is also a photography whiz with so much to learn from. I literally want to bake everything I […]

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How to Skin Raw Almonds

Some recipes call for use of skinned almonds. This is very easy to do at home. Here’s how: 1. Put the almonds in a pot and pour boiling water over them to barely cover their tops. 2. Let the almonds sit in the water for about 2 minutes. Do not keep them there for too long, or they will lose […]

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Vanilla Ice Cream

It’s been a while and Farida has been out of blogosphere for a long time. But she is back hoping not to disappear again. So sorry for not having posting any new recipes and for missing all the delicious posts of yours. The thing is I’ve been so caught up with writing my cookbook and haven’t had a chance to […]

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Strawberry Cheesecake – Daring Bakers Challenge

cheesecake

Here it comes again – another sweet and delicious DB treat. The April 2009 challenge is hosted by Jenny from Jenny Bakes. She has chosen Abbey’s Infamous Cheesecake as the challenge. Abbey is Jenny’s friend. She tweaked and played with a basic cheesecake recipe and perfected it. Well, what can I say? Abbey, you did an excellent job. This was […]

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Red as Red Can Be – Borsch

Borsch (also known as borscht) is one of the  most popular soups across the vast region of Eastern Europe. Originating in Ukraine, it traveled to Azerbaijan during the Soviet reign and has been ever since wholeheartedly embraced by Azerbaijanis. I haven’t had a chance to sample different versions of borsch but I know that Russian and Ukrainian variations are the closest to […]

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Lasagne Verdi al Forno – Daring Bakers Challenge

Lasagne Verdi al Forno – thin but tasty The March 2009 challenge is hosted by Mary of Beans and Caviar, Melinda of Melbourne Larder and Enza of Io Da Grande. They have chosen Lasagne of Emilia-Romagna from The Splendid Table by Lynne Rossetto Kasper as the challenge. This is what the hosts have to say about lasagna: “Lasagne is a […]

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Shekerbura – Step by Step

shekerbura

If Samani is a green symbol of Novruz, two desserts, Pakhlava (baklava) and Shekerbura, are the spring holiday’s sweet symbols. No Novruz table is complete without these delicious nut filled delights. I have posted the recipe for Easy Baklava before and time has come to pair it up with Shekerbura to complete a Novruz table. Shekerbura is a sweet pastry […]

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Flourless Chocolate Cake – Daring Bakers Challenge

The February 2009 challenge is hosted by Wendy of WMPE‘s blog and Dharm of Dad ~ Baker & Chef. We have chosen a Chocolate Valentino cake by Chef Wan; a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Dharm and a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Wendy as the challenge. I have to confess that I was half-daring this time: I only made […]

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Greek Zucchini Pie – Kourkouto

This delicious Greek pie comes from my blogger friend Peter at Kalofagas, and I can’t thank him enough for this recipe. I’ve made this most delicious zucchini pie called Kourkouto in Greek many times since Peter posted it on his blog and I decided to share the recipe with my readers. According to Peter,  this pie “is somewhere between a […]

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Tuiles – Daring Bakers Challenge

tuiles cones stuffed with cream and strawberries

I haven’t blogged for quite some time and it feels great to be back in the blogosphere! There is a lot of catching up to do including reading the many delicious posts of my fellow bloggers I have missed so far. My first post in the new year is going to be the Daring Bakers January challenge. This month’s challenge […]

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Chicken With Eggs (Toyug Chighirtmasi)

Chicken With Eggs

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a chicken recipe, hasn’t it?  Considering that chicken is a widely used type of poultry in Azerbaijan and that there are countless recipes with it, I have no excuse not to post them on my blog from time to time. So, yesterday I decided to roll up my sleeves, get into kitchen and […]

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