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Multigrain Turkey Soup

Multigrain Turkey Soup

    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

    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

    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

    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 […]

Pumpkin-Pea Soup with Ham

Pumpkin-Pea Soup with Ham

    Well, it is a pumpkin time. It is a winter squash time. I love them all – sugar or pie pumpkins, butternut, spaghetti, acorn, delicate, cabocha, calabaza, hubard… Roasted pumpkins, stews with pumpkin, stuffed pumpkins, salads, soups, pilafs, pumpkin pie, jam, relish… For […]

Butternut-Tomato Bisque

Butternut-Tomato Bisque

    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 […]