Ham and Leek Soup

Even though winter is winding down for some of you, we all still have chilly and dreary days standing between us and summer. So let’s make some soup and stay in today. This is an amazing soup – it’s refined, full of flavor, and a great option for many types of food allergies. Slow cooked […]

Borscht with Braised Beef Short Ribs

My family lived in Donetsk, Ukraine for a spell when I was a young. There are so many things from our time there that I remember so vividly, and borscht is among the top. Borscht in Ukraine is like chicken noodle soup in America. We ate it multiple times each week, and though every person […]


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