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Butternut, Sweet Potato, and Coconut Milk Soup

Butternut, Sweet Potato, and Coconut Milk Soup

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    For me, winter is not only the time for hearty soups and stews, but also it is the season for dishes loaded with ‘warm’ spices. Cinnamon, cumin, cloves, turmeric, as well as their complex mixtures: curry powder, garam masala, ras-el-hanout – they give […]

Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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    When the weather in the Windy City becomes really windy, I want something simple, homey, and warming. A tomato soup – this is what I really need now. Everyone agrees that a tomato soup is so, so, so good in cold days! Perhaps, […]

Butternut-Tomato Bisque

Butternut-Tomato Bisque

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    Well, the season for a refreshing gazpacho is behind. Now it is time for warming tomato soups. I love them all – with crunchy croutons or freshly baked bread, with grilled cheese sandwich or turkey panini, with nuts and seeds, with ham or […]

Country Potato Soup

Country Potato Soup

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    When I’m thinking about country kitchen I’m imagining good crusty bread, creamy butter, fatty milk, baskets with potatoes and onions, bunches of garlic, and… bacon. Not that bacon we use in BLT sandwich, but the bacon as fat, lardon. Our grand-grand-mothers used to […]

Summer Borscht with Beet Greens

Summer Borscht with Beet Greens

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    If you want something refreshing and cooling, or you want a bowl of healthy soup loaded with vitamins and minerals, or if you are open to new dishes and want to taste something beyond popular gazpacho, this purple bright summer borscht is for […]

Cold Cucumber Soup with Spicy Shrimp Garnish

Cold Cucumber Soup with Spicy Shrimp Garnish

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  When it comes to hot summer weather my gastronomic preferences are simple: grilled food, cold soups, fruits and berries or granitas and sorbet for dessert. As for the summer cold soups, I make them from… almost everything. Tomatoes, cucumbers, avocado, celery, sweet peppers, green […]