Category Archives: Appetizers

Shrimp Ceviche Ecuadorian Style

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Right from the beginning I want to point out that the shrimp in this ceviche are COOKED.  In Ecuador it’s policy to briefly cook any seafood for ceviche before marinating. Oli prepared this ceviche in April when the Virginia Beach weather was still … Continue reading

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Grilled Marinated Eggplant and Parsley Pesto

It’s officially summer!  Lots of outdoor grilling and overwhelming amounts of eggplant and zucchini in the garden.  My herb garden is spilling over with parsley, rosemary, oregano, thyme, dill, chives and basil.  One of life’s simple pleasures is walking out of the back door and … Continue reading

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Feta Cheese Filled Filo Turnovers

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If you’ve read our bios, you know that Oli is the chef and that I love to cook, share and explore world cuisines and fine wines.  My daytime job, as they say, is medicine.  Early in my career I had … Continue reading

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Buuz (Mongolian Dumplings)

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When all of your friends have traveled the world and are foodies as well, you can bet that conversations inevitably turn to world food – the interesting, the unusual, the best, the worst, the similarities among countries – you name it.  Not long … Continue reading

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Party Pizzas

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It was one of those days when the fridge contained a little bit of this and a little bit of that, as well as more little bits of this and that which we really needed to use.  Oli decided to … Continue reading

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Home Made Falafel, Pita Bread and Hummus = Instant Mezze

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I grew up in the city.  Even in New England, summers were hot and the beach offered little relief.  The choice was to bake on the sand or become an instant block of ice if you dared to venture into … Continue reading

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Stuffed Grape Leaves

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STUFFED GRAPE LEAVES Growing up in a multi-ethnic neighborhood, I have fond memories of sharing meals with Italian, Syrian, Lebanese, Irish, French Canadian and Polish families. We lived in a duplex, where my Polish grandmother, aunt and cousin lived on … Continue reading

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