Navy Bean, Squash, Apple Soup with Pumpkin Oil

  One of two choices is available to Chicagoans in November.  We can either wrap ourselves in existential depression lamenting the disappearance of warmer weather until April, or we can break out snow pants and embrace fall.  One of the things that…
Favorite Chicken Noodle Soup

I know, I know it’s April.  But the gloom outside is a perfect setting for this classic comfort food.  So today we are making Chicken Noodle Soup.  I don’t know if anybody else does it this way. My friends are usually…
Russian Borscht – Grandmother’s recipe

If you have ever cooked Borscht in your life, you might have a very strong opinion about how it should be cooked.  And that’s ok.  Everybody cooks it differently.  There is no consistent recipe for borscht.  There is no agreement…