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Cawl -- Welsh Lamb & Vegetable Soup

Easy, But Not Simple: Making Welsh Lamb Soup

Are you sick of lamb yet? Well, I certainly am not, even though last week was kind of over-lambed for us.  Yet I keep coming back for more.  Today I found a neat little recipe for Cawl — a traditional Welsh hearty soup, typically made with beef or mutton on a bone and whatever seasonal […]

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Lamb Tagine With Green Olives & Pickled Lemons

Lamb Tagine With Green Olives & Pickled Lemons

As you may already know from my previous post, I had a bit of a lamb surplus this week. Since we are counting carbs, making our family’s favorite  — plov  — is out of question, so I had to come up with something else.  Being in the middle of clay pot cooking streak, I wanted to […]

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Spanich Sausage & Lentil Soup

Happy Comebacks. Cooking in a clay pot.

To celebrate the last day of the National Soup Month, I made this quick and easy Spanish Sausage & Lentil soup. I’ve made it before several times.  The major difference this time — I tried it in a clay pot (bean pot). This beautiful Italian bean pot has been sitting idly in my cabinet for […]

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Kharcho -- hearty Georgian soup made with lamb and walnuts

Kharcho. A Hearty Soup From Caucasus That Will Warm Your Soul

It’s cold out there… Well, it’s cold out there somewhere other than Alabama. I scroll through my Facebook timeline and see posts of my remote friends about freezing cold, and knee deep snow, and I want to be there with them.  I love snow.  I want to be cold, curl up on the couch all […]

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Salmon Chowder with Rainbow Chard

Salmon Chowder With Chard

We’ve had dreadful weather outside for weeks now.  Gloomy, muggy, wet mess of a weather.  And although we are not technically yet in the soup season, I can already smell the fall creeping in.  After all, the temperature drop from high nineties into mid eighties must be celebrated and interpreted as autumnal chill here in […]

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Julia Child's French Onion Soup

Merci Beaucoup, Julia!

Don’t you just love it when certain things come together in time and space to make your life easier?  Better yet, don’t you just love it when certain seemingly negative things coincide in time and space, and when combined yield a resolutely positive outcome? Well I do, indeed.  And here is why. Enter the seemingly […]

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Vegetarian Borscht a-la Tuwim's poetry

Poetic Soup — Cooking by the Book

Growing up, among my favorite books one could find a collection of poetry for children by Polish authors.  It was wonderfully translated into Russian by various talented Russian writers.  I loved many of the poems and you could hear me reciting some of them quite frequently.

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