A great apéritif, Negroni is made from gin, vermouth and bitter and it is an IBA Official Cocktail.

“While the drink’s origins are unknown, the most widely reported account is that it was invented in Florence, Italy in 1919, at Caffè Casoni, ex Caffè Giacosa, now called Caffè Cavalli. Count Camillo Negroni invented it by asking the bartender, Fosco Scarselli, to strengthen his favorite cocktail, the Americano, by adding gin rather than the normal soda water.” -Wikipedia 

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Easy to make roasted potato mix with lots of other goodies perfect side dish for... anything.

Paprika and Balsamic Roasted Potatoes

I have been trying to get this roasted potato recipe the way I wanted for quite some time but the perfect side dish eluded me until now. You would think something as simple as potatoes could not present any challenge for a seasoned cook. Fortunately I am 

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The best combination of fruits and veggies in this perfect for summer salad

Kiwi and Watermelon Salad

I don’t know if I said this before but, I really like salads. I am not a vegetarian or vegan or whatever these guys call themselves but somehow I always had a weakness for a good salad.

Best kept Romanian secret, the delicious beef soup

Romanian Beef Soup

The thing about Romanian soups is that most of them are sour, which is definitely not a bad thing as far as I’m concerned, but if you were not born somewhere in Eastern Europe, you might have a hard time getting used to them. Actually chicken soup 

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Delicious Transylvanian soup recipe

Transylvanian Sour Soup

Another one of my favorite, Transylvanian soup or “Ciorba Ardeleneasca” for connoisseurs, is pretty much the only soup made with pork that I really like… I think. This thing is pretty sour but I wouldn’t have it any other way to be honest and if you have 

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Delicious and fast fried tilapia with a side made from sweet peppers and oranges

Fried Tilapia with Orange Salsa

If you never knew what to do with the random fish that sits in your fridge since a million years ago, assuming it’s not fossilized yet, this recipe is one of those things that you can have done in under 30 minutes and is guaranteed to pleasantly 

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Delicious recipe for making amazing tacos from the comfort of your home

Steak Tacos with Mango Salsa

Summer is one step closer to Calgary and I must say, I am looking forward to it. Not necessarily because this usually marks the beginning of the grilling season, heck I am doing that all year round, neither snow nor rain nor heat… but I am really 

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Classic Canadian fast-food dish with mushroom gravy and cheese curds

Canadian Poutine with Mushroom Gravy

I pride myself for being a Canadian and yet, I never have posted a recipe for poutine, which I think is one of the most loved side dishes around here. Fortunately, this is not a difficult recipe though I never got around to making it, you know 

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Romanian traditional street food, made from beef and mixed with a million spices

Romanian Street Food: Mititei

If you don’t know this by now, the recipe I’m about to share is THE BEST selling street food in Romania. Forget about, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, doughnuts or any other food combinations you can think of, park your food truck or grill in the middle of the 

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Delicious salad of Arabic origin with pita bread and loaded with vegetables

Chicken Fattoush Salad

Wife calls me a salad nut and that I should change the name of my website into saladglory or something similar but the truth is, she’s enjoying them as much as I do. I guess somebody has to cook something else but pasta and casseroles in this 

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A great combination of croutons and delicious sweet tomatoes

Panzanella Salad

It is amazing how gorgeous these tomatoes look in a salad but, there is no point in making a long story about them because I already did (lol), so I will just go on with the recipe. Every time I think salad, tomatoes are 99% of the 

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