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
Chicken braised with garlic, Meyer lemon and olives; Utica cauliflower
Fried chicken liver salad, with arugula and poached egg, and Rancho Gordo beans
Sun-dried cherry tomatoes from Windfall Farm in Montgomery, NY
Spaghetti with eggs, cheese and black truffles
Winter salad greens
Roasted carrots, black truffles
Shaved celery salad with cremini and hedgehog mushrooms
Arugula and radicchio salad, with Bosc pear, blue cheese and cashews
Mesclun salad, Dijon vinaigrette
Cheese plate: honey, Bosc pear, Middlebury blue cheese