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Butternut Squash-Carrot Soup with Cheesy Toast

Butternut Squash-Carrot Soup with Cheesy Toast

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  This recipe was inspired by classic French onion soup and influenced by Indian cuisine in London. Wonderful aroma of Indian garam masala and English cheddar added so many flavors to a simple butternut squash soup. Heavenly delicious and so easy to make.   Cook […]

Apple and Butternut Squash Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Apple and Butternut Squash Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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  This is one of my favorite fall salads. Or, may be, the favorite one. It is easy to make (who doesn’t like that?). It is made of inexpensive ingredients you can find at any grocery store (who wants hunting for exotic stuff and doesn’t […]

Braised Beef Short Ribs

Braised Beef Short Ribs

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  As with any other beef stew the main secret in good braised short ribs is in the long cooking time. Even if the ribs are prepared just with salt, black pepper and water, the stew will be delicious after two-three hours of cooking – […]

Cranberry-Onion Jam

Cranberry-Onion Jam

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    When the bags with fresh cranberries fill the counters of my grocery store produce section, I grab four, five, six…ten one-pound bags. At least. I through those bags into my freezer and use the berries until a new crop comes. They feel wonderful […]

Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon

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    It is winter. It is time to cook beef Bourguignon – a hearty and rich stew. There is a kind of miracle about this dish: even though everyone is using mostly the same list of ingredients, the final results differ from home to […]

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 […]