April 2013

Eliza & Arthur’s Gothic dinner

by viviana on April 23, 2013 in Festive,Mains

This is a guest post from Arthur Mayer, the cook of a wonderful Romanian/German/American dinner (including my Granny’s “Little Slippers” and a nice Romanian Merlot), and the gifted author of its description. Arthur and his friend, Eliza are from the US and they are lovers of Gothic/industrial music, just like me. Please note that Arthur also wrote what the soundtrack of the evening was!

I met Arthur on Facebook and I was very happy when he chose to cook my dear Granny’s “Little slippersin his cozy American home. Here is a beautiful description of the dinner with Arthur’s photos. Enjoy!

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Braised beef, mushrooms and olives

by viviana on April 11, 2013 in Mains

Beef is easy to cook if you know one trick: how to tenderize the meat using baking soda! So, here is a new beef recipe for all cooking enthusiasts :).

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I often cook stuffed mushrooms. Here, here and here are my other versions of “Stuffed mushrooms”. Today’s recipe is really simple and fast.

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Baked stuffed eggplant (“Little slippers”)

by viviana on April 3, 2013 in Mains

This is one of my favorite posts ever because my Granny loved cooking this dish for me and she used to call it “Little Slippers”. As you know by now I learned how to cook from my dear Granny, Victoria Paladi. I helped her in the kitchen for a long time, and then roles changed and she started helping me cook – in all, 33 years of sharing the pleasure of cooking together. I miss my Granny every second of my life and I feel she still lives with us. I feel she watches over me and she loves me still. I will always love my Granny.

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