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Beef Stroganoff -- an epitome of comfort food

Some Things Will Never Change…

Here it is — the mother of all homemade dishes. When mom cooked it, we were rushing back home from school, because we could smell it from the distance.  It’s an epitome of comfort food and, if you are lucky to be not counting carbs, home made noodles or mashed potatoes are in order.  Forget […]

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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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Looks good enough to eat, no? Tandoori Chicken

Easy Win — Tandoori Chicken

I don’t like cooking in a hurry. Especially if I have to concentrate on making something new. This is why dishes like this one are perfect: you prepare them in advance, stick them in the fridge, until ready to cook.  Then you go about your day — work, exercise, take your kid to a soccer […]

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Scallops & Leeks served alongside steamed mixed grains

Scallops and Leek, and Everything … Not Greek?

This recipe was shared by my friend Tatiana, who now lives in Greece.  She swore it was a Greek recipe, but I didn’t believe her for one second.  It seems profoundly French to me in every respect — from vast quantity of onions used, to butter, to cream, to cooking in wine method, to extracting […]

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Don’t Mess With Perfection — Mushroom & Potato Chowder

Seasoned food junkies like yours truly always find ways to enhance the recipe, spin it, bring up a different note every time.  This is a great way to keep things interesting in the kitchen, or renew one’s love for an old, seemingly ordinary staple number.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great way to ruin […]

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Fish Chowder with White Beans

Can you think of a more comforting soup than chowder?  I personally prefer creamy chowders to the tomato based ones, but no matter what you like, they are at the top of the list when you are in the mood for something hearty and soothing. Today I am cooking a chowder of my own, which […]

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Cajun Style Chicken

This is one of our favorite dinner dishes.  It seems like a million years ago now, I was looking for something easy for dinner and found  this recipe.  I cannot, for the life of me, remember now where I found it, but we loved it so much that for a while there, I cooked it […]

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