It’s supposed to be spring, right? Sure doesn’t feel like it.
I’ve been trying to cope with all the wintry weather we’ve been having. This has been the worst winter I’ve experienced in the past 25 years. And from what I hear, it doesn’t look good in the years to come thanks to the twin joys of global warming and climate change.
In the meantime, I’m counting down the days until the first green things appear at market. I don’t know about you, but I’m REALLY sick of root vegetables, long-simmered soups and stews.
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Poached egg, wild mushrooms, black truffles
Winter salad greens
Cheese plate: honey, Bosc pear, Middlebury blue cheese
Shaved celery salad with cremini and hedgehog mushrooms
Chicken braised with garlic, Meyer lemon and olives; Utica cauliflower
Mesclun salad, Dijon vinaigrette
Sun-dried cherry tomatoes from Windfall Farm in Montgomery, NY
Roasted carrots, black truffles
Spaghetti with eggs, cheese and black truffles
Fried chicken liver salad, with arugula and poached egg, and Rancho Gordo beans
Arugula and radicchio salad, with Bosc pear, blue cheese and cashews