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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, […]

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, […]

Smoked Turkey-Potato Soup with Quinoa

Smoked Turkey-Potato Soup with Quinoa

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    This autumn-winter soup is very fragrant and fulfilling. I don’t feel that I need my ‘half sandwich’ when eating this soup. May be, may be I would add a piece of bread with good butter to the delicious bowl – just to make […]

Swiss Chard with Bacon

Swiss Chard with Bacon

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    For this dish I prefer to use ‘hunter’s’ bacon from local Polish deli. It has noticeably less fat and a nice mild smoked flavor. If using regular bacon – you might need to cook it first and/or discard some fat before adding vegetables. […]

Mushroom Ragu

Mushroom Ragu

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    Of course the very best mushroom ragu is made from wild mushrooms. It is fragrant, earthy, and incredibly tasty. But any combination of white bottom, cremini (baby bella), shiitake, and Portobello mushrooms is a quite worthy replacement. Mushroom ragu is delicious by itself. […]