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Recipes: Vegetarian

Quick ricotta and courgette lasagne

We are still eating lots of courgettes in our house, and still no end of the courgette/zucchini season in sight. Not that we’re complaining, however, as it’s one lovely and versatile vegetable, as long as you don’t let it grow into a full-size huge marrow. Here’s another one of my favourite courgette/zucchini dishes – a simple and quick and creamy …

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Courgette salad recipe (Shredded Zucchini Salad)

We’ve got just three summer squash plants this year, and gosh, have they’ve supplied our family well. I harvest one or two good-sized courgettes (zucchini) every other day and I’ve been cooking all our family favourites on a regular basis (see recipe links at the end of the post). I’ve also been discovering new and novel ways of using the …

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Blueberry cake with sour cream filling and coconut topping

We love crumb cakes here in Estonia. Quite a lot. They’re cheap, quick, and an excellent way of using up all those jams and preserves and marmalades we’re busy making in July and August and September each year. I’ve stocked my larder with considerable amounts of wild strawberry fridge jam, apricot jam, sour cherry jam with almonds, and cloudberry jam …

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Blueberry and feta salad

We’ve had a few good sunny and warm weeks here in Estonia, with temperatures hovering above 20 C on most days (that should be around 70 F). Warmer on some days, with occasional showers. A nice summer indeed. The weather also determines the food, of course. Ice teas, panzanella and fattoush salads, gazpacho-style and kefir-based cold soups (sweet and savoury) – …

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Raspberry and Coconut Crumble Recipe

This recipe was originally posted in August 2008. Fully revised and updated in July 2013. If you are looking for recipes using those lovely raspberries in your backyard or farmers market, then may I suggest this raspberry and coconut crumble. It’s easy to put together and it’s a great alternative to more cake-like concoctions. I’ve served it both with vanilla …

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Sautéed Swiss chard aka warm mangold salad recipe

We had a looong winter this year, and for a while it seemed that Spring has decided not to pay us a visit this year. It did, if a bit late. And then, suddenly, the summer arrived. Surprisingly, my vegetable garden seems to like this long winter/late spring/sudden summer a lot. My salad leaves and leafy greens (kale, Swiss chard/mangold, …

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Recipe for a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

My beloved maternal grandmother Senta turned 93 last week. NINETY-THREE. The digits 9 and 3 bother feature in my current age as well, meaning I have known my dear grandma for 39 years in total. She gave birth and raised five children – 4 girls and 1 boy. Now, at the age of 93, her family consists of 5 kids, …

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Pineapple carpaccio with mint sugar

Photo by Juta Kübarsepp for Nami-Nami/Kodu ja Aed, 2013 I know all my far-away readers – at least those on the Northern hemisphere –  are feasting on rhubarb and early strawberries already, but neither one is ready for consumption here in Estonia just yet. The local rhubarb should be ready in a fortnight or so, strawberries in 5-6 weeks. Until …

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Recipe for buckwheat with leeks and soy sauce

What’s your standby side dish? Pasta? Rice? Couscous? Bulghur? Potatoes? While these figure most frequently in our kitchen as well, then we also have buckwheat about once a fortnight or so. It’s easy to cook and the slightly nutty flavour of this pseudo-grain complements quite a few dishes nicely. Despite its name, buckwheat is not a wheat nor a cereal …

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