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4th of july menu ideas
Posted By olga On July 3, 2007 @ 5:05 pm In Menu Ideas | 2 Comments
… or this picture is a decoy
Like many of you, 4th of July among a few other holidays make me think endless opportunities to cook, drink and be merry with friends – who can resist such joys?
Ever since living in America, I connect the memory of summer to some kind of a 4th of July celebration. Be it taking my parents to an overcrowded Brooklyn Heights Promenade, or a cook out with friends, each year holds some kind of a memory. However, when I think of my summers spent growing up in Russia, I think of my grandmother’s spacious apartment – sunlit, glorious, full of delicious food, my grandmother up at 6 o’clock in the morning to fix me and my cousin breakfast. Everything from scratch. Whole, fresh, local ingredients. And berries. Endless bowls of berries: gooseberries, strawberries, raspberries and currants in red, white and black variety. I would eat them until I could eat no more. I miss those days because it’s not that simple to find fresh currants in America. But when I found red currants at our green market for $3 a box, I felt like I found a hidden treasure and immediately grabbed two cartons!
While I am a bit low on content this week (on Monday, KS cooked us a killer meal of steamed wild salmon and sugar snap peas with curry-spiced couscous (did I get lucky or what?) and yesterday I was at work late so we ordered Peking duck and eggplant with garlic sauce – mmmmm), I’d like to revisit some of the dishes that might be good inspiration for your celebratory needs and excellent for group meals! I hope you find this useful and enjoyable.
Me – I’m planning on making a sour cherry pie among other goodies! And of course, I wish everyone a festive and safe Fourth of July!
And over at Accidental Hedonist  where I am guest blogging for another five months:
Tomatillo Black Bean Salsa 
Smitten Kitchen’s  Potato Salad 
Watermelon Martinis  (a must for every hot summer night celebration!)
4th of july menu ideas originally published on sassyradish.com
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 The SassyRadish signature salad: http://www.sassyradish.com/archives/2005/07/sassy_radish_cu.html
 Apple Pie: http://www.sassyradish.com/archives/2006/12/cant_blame_eve.html
 Awesome Spicy BBQ Wings: http://www.sassyradish.com/archives/2007/02/periferally_spe.html
 Heirloom Tomato Salad with Marinated Onions: http://www.sassyradish.com/archives/2006/01/heirloom_tomato.html
 White Bean Salad with Tomato and Basil: http://www.sassyradish.com/archives/2006/12/_i_get_all_conf.html
 Pissaladiere: http://www.sassyradish.com/archives/2007/03/le_printemps_es_1.html
 Accidental Hedonist: http://www.accidentalhedonist.com
 Tomatillo Black Bean Salsa: http://www.accidentalhedonist.com/index.php/2007/06/24/the_a_ha_ingredient
 Smitten Kitchen’s: http://www.smittenkitchen.com
 Potato Salad: http://www.accidentalhedonist.com/index.php/2007/06/30/spuds_of_spontaneity
 Watermelon Martinis: http://www.accidentalhedonist.com/index.php/2007/06/03/kicking_off_your_summer_a_challenge_to_b
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