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Spaghettini With Garlic, Olive Oil, Parsley And...Smoked Paprika

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W ent to the local Herb and Spice market and got some smoked paprika made from the Florinis type of red pepper. It is delicious....

Typical Greek Cookies Made For The Christmas Holidays

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I don't like sweets that are too sweet and syrupy similar to the ones made in North Greece and Turkey with syrup drooling all over the place where your throat burns from excess sugar.  On the other hand I love cookies with the back-taste of butter made from ewe's milk. These cookies are more or less similar to the European Butter Shortbread cookies. These are the Greek Kou - ra - bi- edes. (Κουραμπιέδες) and can be found in commerce and homes which make them only during the Christmas Holidays....

Cured & Smoked Pork Hoks With Sauerkraut And Steamed Baby Potatoes.

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T he day after Boxing Day (26th December) is also festive. In fact all the days between Christmas and New Year's are festive. We were invited over to my cousin's home for lunch way, way on the other side of town (1 hour by car including traffic). I promised to cook for them Pork Hocks with sauerkraut and steamed baby potatoes. As previously posted on December 19th, I smoked the hocks so all I needed was to buy the sauerkraut and baby potatoes and I was....

Boxing Day Turkey Ballotine....Dinde Farcie En Saucisse

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F i rst time ever for me to bone a chicken was on December 7th 2011. Two days ago I repeated the affair with a 10 pound turkey and it came out beautifully, of course with the step by step explanation of Chef's Chef of Chefs Jacques Pépin as suggested by Chef John in one of his posts (Deboning A Turkey By Proxy) in Food Wishes.com.  If it weren't for Chef John I wouldn't have known about Jacques Pépin even though I had his book of practice since twelve years. So for Boxing Day I decided to make a Turkey Ballotine with our family's stuffing which....

Wishes For A Wonderful Christmas Day

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 MY FAMILY AND I WOULD LIKE TO WISH YOU ALL A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS DAY FULL OF HEALTH, LOVE COMPASSION, PEACE AND MOST OF ALL DELICIOUS FOOD !!