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How to Cook Barley: a Guide to Cooking Pearl and Pot Barley

If you don’t know how to cook barley, you are not alone. Many people think it’s difficult because barley takes a long time to cook. In reality, cooking perfect barley is much easier than you think because barley is quite forgiving and turns out well most of the time. In this post, I am sharing …

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Roasted Root Vegetables

These roasted root vegetables are a perfect side dish for fall and winter. Made with potatoes, beets, carrots, and sweet potatoes and flavored with thyme, garlic, onion, and olive oil, this vegetable medley makes a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving dinner or any other occasion. These roasted root vegetables are very easy to make and …

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Armenian Grilled Vegetables – KHOROVATS

Khorovats are Armenian grilled vegetables that are perfect for outdoor entertaining. They are very easy to make and you can serve them on a platter or as a grilled vegetable salad. This article for Khorovats Armenian Grilled Vegetables was originally written for Curious Cusiniere. What are Khorovats Vegetables? Grilling is the favorite pastime in Armenia. …

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6 Quinoa Recipes to Try This Spring

These quinoa recipes are delicious, healthy, and very easy and quick to make. In addition, they are absolutely perfect for spring because they are light and filling. Quinoa has long become a staple food for many. It’s easy to prepare, very nutritious, and works well in a variety of dishes. You can use quinoa to …

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Our Dog Adoption Story: the Good, the Bad, and…the Priceless

Last year, our dog Toby turned 10 years old. And this year on February 1st, we celebrated an anniversary -10 years since he came to live with us. So, to mark this occasion, I decided to write this post to tell you a little bit about him and to share our experience with dog adoption. …

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How to Make Hot Apple Cider From Scratch

This hot apple cider is the ultimate comfort drink for dark and cold evenings. It has the perfect flavor balance of apples and mulling spices and is slightly sweetened with raisins. This spiced hot drink makes a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving and Christmas parties and is sure to impress your guests. It’s also a …

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