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Mango salad

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This simple Thai salad is not only visibly gorgeous and beautiful smelling but also we will do good to our health if we eat it with our without meat. It is an excellent summer side dish for grilled meat but we can as well serve it with striped fried chicken breast. It is important to buy ripe mango, the rest are seasonal vegetables so they are delicious anyways. I always try to use bio vegetables.

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Blue cheese dip

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I have also tried this dip first time in the US. I am not so keen on blue cheese itself; however, I like this dip because the cream cheese we add nicely smoothens the intensity and bitterness of the blue cheese. It is served with spicy chicken wings, French fries or with steak potatoes in the US. They also serve it with celery and carrot sticks as finger food or appetizer. That is also my recommendation this time.

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Reform forest violet jelly

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I got the idea of the violet jelly from Gizi from a comment on one of my cakes, so I have made mine according to her recipe only with a bit of a difference. During our dog walk in one of the mornings we picked two bowls of violet flower heads in the forest. From this amount of flowers I could fill 6 times a 250 ml bottles. To my pleasure, my husband got into the mood of helping me with this project throughout. Violet jam is a real special jam/jelly so it can be a wonderful present too.

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„Pampuska” (oil-fried potato dumplings)

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In my childhood we used to eat this tasty, filling and cheap dish after a good soup at my grandma’s. I watched my grandma making the dough and then she did involve me in the formation of the dumplings after she rolled them out. Most of the recipes on the internet also have an egg added as an ingredient but I have learnt from grandma that it needs only cooked potatoes, flour and salt that makes this dumplings. Some people also add a bit of baking powder too, it brings them a little higher. We like to eat it pure only with some salt however it can also be a nice side dish with a thick beef stew or with roasts too.

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Reform cherry pie in winter

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Sometimes it feels so good to bring back summer into our kitchen. The simplest way for this is to freeze some freshly picked fruits in the summer and take it out of the freezer in winter. I have found this time our own grown organic cherry in ours. I have baked a gluten and sugar free cake. I have also used some dried cranberries. It is a great sweet threat for breakfast and for the afternoon with tea or coffee too.

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