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Red Onion Soup

Yesterday, it was snowing all night long here in London and today has maybe been one of the coldest days I’ve ever experienced in my life!  The only thing I can think of cooking in freezing weather like this, is soup and only soup.  Here’s my go-to onion soup, which has been on this blog since 2012 and in my house since...forever! It’s a warming, hearty soup that is best combined with garlicky croutons and Parmezan flakes.  Oh! A glass of red vino goes very well with it too! 

It’s really easy to make, but it does need around 50 minutes to cook, so plan ahead. You can use white onions too and you can substitute the red wine with white-if you don’t have any red at hand that is. Don’t worry about the specifics of the ingredients too much-I have made it in variations and it is always good. 
Serves: 2-4 Prep & Cook time: around 1h
1/2 kg red onions, cut in halves and sliced1 clove garlic, finely minced1/2 cup red wine (120ml)8 cups beef broth (1.8l) 2 tbsp olive oil3 tbsp cor…

Calves Liver Salad

This salad was inspired by a popular Georgian salad, served at weddings and family get togethers. I have posted it on this blog in Greek since 2016 and have been meaning to re-shoot the pics to post it in English for some time now, as I've re-made a few times it when I found good calves liver here in London. Of course, whenever I made it again, it was ready by the time the daylight had vanished, so I never got to take new pictures! However, it's always a crowd pleaser, especially with my children who don't eat liver so easily.

This salad is too good not to share here, and liver-lovers will definitely appreciate a new liver-based dish that's light and refreshing. The original Georgian recipe is made with boiled liver, walnuts, garlic, onions, cilantro and pomegranate. This version was made with what I had in hand mostly, I added some extra greens-spinach, mint and some sweet baby green peppers from Crete I had at the time.
I omitted the pomegranate as it wasn't in …