Spring Salads

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Spring is a season of salads! Actually, I think there are great salad for all seasons, but spring is one of my favorite times to celebrate bitter greens and fresh garden toppings.  There are endless delicious combinations and lots of room for creativity.  I've been making salads often during our travels.  It's usually easy to find fresh greens and … [Read more...]

Lemon and Garlic Asparagus

Lemon and Garlic Asparagus

Asparagus is a quintessential spring vegetable -- full of green flavor, only around for a short season, and a harbinger of more summer bounty to come. It's one of my favorites and I always try to make an asparagus-focused dish to kick-off the season. Last year it was spring quesadillas and this year it was asparagus with lemon and … [Read more...]

Vegetable Risotto

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I am overwhelmed by summer vegetables - in the best possible way!  Between my farm-share and delicious looking things I can't pass up at the farmers market I have lots of veggies filling my fridge. July and August are some of my favorite months for exactly this reason -- the abundance of fresh, local food gives the rest of the year something to be … [Read more...]

Spring Quesadillas

Spring Quesadilla

I recently found a mother lode of delicious spring foods at the farmers market and decided to whip them all together into quesadillas.  They turned out to be delicious and are definitely something I'll be replicating in the future! I started by sauteing asparagus and shiitake mushrooms with onion and garlic.  When they were nearly finished I … [Read more...]

Fiddlehead Salad

The fiddleheads are here!  It's a sure sign of spring when seasonal wild edibles begin to appear at the market.  I was thrilled to find these at Whole Foods last weekend and begin planning my first fiddlehead meal. Fiddleads are actually the coiled tops of the Ostrich Fern.  They are harvested in the wild before the fern has unfurled.  They … [Read more...]

Opening up to Spring

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Spring is happening in Boston!  Each morning I walk across the Public Garden and watch the progress of the tulip bulbs.  They mark one of the first early signs of spring and once they get going they seem to grow incredibly quickly.  At the same time the trees are starting to bloom, the sun is feeling stronger, and the birds are chirping away. I … [Read more...]