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Curried Cabbage & Kale Gratin

Eat Your Veggies! Curried Cabbage & Kale Gratin

When I think of vegetables, I  think of a side dish or a salad. The vegetable could certainly play an important part of the main dish, but usually in a form of a wrap or a container for delicious stuffing, or a backdrop to fragrant meat.  To put it into an American way of thinking — vegetables are […]

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Making Fish Roe Skillet Pie -- ready to serve

Fish Roe Skillet Pie

Some time before we moved to the U.S., we decided to hire a tutor to brush up our English.  The lady was a former compatriot of ours, who had emigrated a long time ago to the U.S., lived there for years and years, and then came back to Ukraine to enjoy her retirement in the […]

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Here is the main reason I do anything I do -- to see this sourcreamy face happy

Sunday Mornings Made Easy — Lazy Dumplings

Sunday mornings were fun when I was a kid.  My sister and I woke up at 9:30 am, unceremoniously crawled into our parents’ bed, waking them up, and got ourselves ready for the weekly TV program called “The Alarm Clock”… It was a Sunday variety show for kids, filled with songs, dance, cartoons, riddles, clowns […]

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Spinach Stuffed Lamb Cutlets

How I Ironcheffed My Dinner

I typically plan my meals quite loosely.  Once a week I pick a few cuts of grass fed beef from the freezer, maybe a pack of chicken thighs or breasts, plus whatever we bring from the store. Usually it’s a slab of wild fish or a cut of lamb.  Throughout the week, I couple the […]

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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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The Rite of Soupmaking

If cooking were a religion, the soupmaking would, no doubt, be one of its greatest sacred rites.  Soup is a quest for perfection, a mystical transformational and peacemaking ritual through which ingredients, different in color, texture, density and flavor are compelled to slowly reveal their essence, enrich one another, and enter the state of harmony.

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