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Cabbage rolls / Sarmale

Posted: December 4, 2008 in Dinner
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I had to call my sister twice to ask her about the great and difficult Lettuce Soup recipe. It always seemed SO hard to make it, even though I knew it doesn’t contain much, so it can’t be hard to make it. Here are the ingredients :

2 big lettuce heads

6 – 7  eggs

100 ml cooking cream (35%)

4 tbs vegetable oil

4 cloves of garlic, minced

salt, pepper


Wash the lettuce leafs, put salt on it and leave it for 10-15 minutes. In a large pot heat 3 tbs of the vegetable oil and after strangling and beating and braking the lettuce as much as possible, when almost dead, throw it in the heated oil and leave it there for at least 15 minutes. 

In the meanwhile, make an omelette out of 5 eggs.  Break into as small pieces as possible and put it aside.


When the 10-15 minutes passed, add water, about 8-10 cups, the omelette, the minced garlic, salt and pepper and let it boil for another 5-7 minutes.

Mix the cream with the egg yolks from the 2 remaining eggs in a 4-5 cups size bowl. The white can be frozen for later use. Add a few tbs at a time to the cream and yolk mix until bowl is full. Then put this mixture in the pot and give it another 1-2 minutes boil.

Taste it for salt and serve. It’s delicious!!!

Bon apetit!

Happy Birthday, Cris!

Posted: May 22, 2008 in Appetisers, Dinner
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It’s been more than 7 years we live in Canada and the asparagus is one of the veggies I waited a long time to taste. To be more precise it took me more than 7 years. In other words I first tasted it yesterday. It’s not one of the Romanian classical veggies and at first I was pretty scared to try new stuff and in time, I guess, I just ignored it. Everything started when Luminita had posted the asparagus in so many dishes that I couldn’t resist and promised her I would try it this past week-end. As promised, this is how it all started :
I bought the asparagus and kept it in water. Was not sure how to cook it and finally decided for a simple boil and garlic & mayonnaise sauce, mixed with chives. When looking in the fridge I found some new potatoes left-overs from last week and broccoli.
                                                                                  I put everything to boil, then sauted the broccoli and potatoes. Aside I prepared chicken liver which was more than delish. I became a huge fun of the chicken liver lately. It’s the third time in 2 weeks I had chicken liver. 😉 And this is how everyhting came together :