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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 […]

Multigrain Turkey Soup

Multigrain Turkey Soup

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    When I roast a whole turkey I always make full of flavors stock from its carcass. Always. With onions, carrots, celery, bouquet garni and, a turkey skeleton. I pour the stock into freezer jars and keep in a freezer until I am ready […]

Green Salad with Balsamic Apple, Pomegranate, and Almonds

Green Salad with Balsamic Apple, Pomegranate, and Almonds

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    When I am thinking of my Thanksgiving menu I am trying to balance a heavy (and, of course, delicious) turkey meal with lighter salads and/or appetizers. On the other side, I like to bring some autumn notes to the dish. Pumpkins, pears, apples, […]