Family Ties to Beef My great-grandfather on my mom’s side of the family was a butcher in Jelgava, Latvia. My Auntie Laima told me that my grandma actually left school for a while to work at the butcher shop and learned a ton about cooking with meat. My mom said that her grandfather would just shake […]
Instant Pot Beef Barley Mushroom Stew With Sour Cream
A comforting stew on a dark, cold and dreary… SUMMER’S night??!!!
The great thing about making stew on a miserable day is it is the ultimate comfort food. The bad part? Photographing it! This was the best I could do for Favourite Recipes from Old New Brunswick Kitchens‘ Beef Stew with Dumplings (Doughboys). The only thing worse is that it was so cold and dark in mid-June! Thankfully […]
Maryana Vollstedt’s Bistro Stew
For me, one of the only consolations of winter is cooking a big pot of hearty stew. It is one of my ultimate comfort foods. When I saw that the cookbook The Big Book of Soups & Stews by Maryana Vollstedt published by Chronicle Books was on the list of books for me to choose from after winning Raincoast Books’ Cook […]