Spring is such a lovely season because of the progression of produce at the farmer’s market. After months of heavy, stodgy, starchy meals such as hearty soups and stews, the things we eat change to lighter fare such as this salad which celebrates the height of the season in all its glory. I’m honored to live in New York City where I have access to some of the best farmers’ markets in the New York metropolitan area. But what do […]
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If you’re ever able to get asparagus as thin as this: it demands that you treat it as simply as possible. Follow that commandment and you can’t go wrong. Roasted asparagus and tomato salad 6 spears asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/2″ pieces olive oil sea salt 1/2 tomato, cut into 1/2″ dice 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon chopped mint leaves Place asparagus in a roasting pan or Pyrex baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle a […]
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Linguine with spinach and ricotta — spinach and garlic sautéed in unsalted butter, cooked linguine, cow’s milk ricotta cheese, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic chives Adapted from this New York Times article by Mark Bittman. Click here to view a large-size version of this picture.
Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables. It exemplifies spring, regardless of the weather. There are many varieties of asparagus available — thick, thin, green, white and purple. Wild asparagus has an enchanting flavor reminiscent of the color GREEN, in a way that cultivated asparagus doesn’t. Although the tips are the most succulent, the whole asparagus stalk can be used. Here, asparagus is paired with ramps and upland cress, a type of watercress that tastes similar to horseradish. It has […]
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Broiled flounder; pan-fried fingerling potatoes and asparagus with garlic and fresh oregano; white shallot vinaigrette Click here to view a high-resolution version of this picture.