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Stews

A look back at the winter of stews – one pot meals never tasted so decadent, yet comforting!

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The classic – Boeuf Bourguignon

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Pot au feu – a hearty French classic using prime cuts of meat, including bone marrow!

 

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Cassoulet for National Cassoulet Day back in January!

 

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Mushroom Chowder with Bacon and Corn

Yet another winter comfort dish for my weekday meals.  This is a hearty soup without  being too rich as the consistency is between a soup and a true chowder.

1.  Chop up your vegetables of choice, garlic, and bacon strips.  Cook the bacon until the fat begins to render,  then add the garlic and vegetables, and thyme, salt, and pepper.

2.  Once they are almost done cooking, add in a 1/2 cup of white wine to deglaze the pot.  Pour in  2 1/2 cups of either chicken or vegetable stock and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

3. Add in 3/4 cup of cream with some dill.  Squeeze in the juice from half a lemon to finish.

Soup served with a buttermilk biscuit (recipe to come)

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Soup for the Lonely Soul

One cold and lonely night two weeks ago, T ventured out to make a simple and most comforting soup.  This vegan friendly recipe uses minimal ingredients and really hits the spot on winter nights.

There are only three simple steps in this vegetable barley soup.

1. Chop up your vegetables of choice, along with some garlic.  T chose mushrooms and carrots.

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2. Add them in a pot along with herbs for seasoning, and saute until tender.

3. Add in vegetable stock.  Once it boils, reduce to a simmer and pour in pearl barley.  When the barley has finished cooking, it is ready to serve.

Vegetable Barley Soup

A little parsley garnish and wood table never hurt to make a soup photogenic.

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Mmmm…this will just warm your heart, soul, and stomach.

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