Monthly Archives: May 2010

Salad Handrolls

If you haven’t yet experimented with making your own sushi rolls, now is the time to do it. Why now you ask? Because spring vegetables are at their peak and admit it, you’re probably getting a little tired of salads … Continue reading

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Spinach Scacciata – A Sicilian Family Heirloom

Most of my youth I lived in Middletown, Connecticut, a small town on the Connecticut river most known as the home of Wesleyan University, a “little” ivy league liberal arts college. We moved there so my mom could get her … Continue reading

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Morel, Bacon Cheese Burger

Normally I wouldn’t write about a burger, I think burgers are such a personal construction that it feels odd to write about this as a recipe. Obviously, this is the exception to my general rule of thumb. I also wanted … Continue reading

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Fried Squash Blossoms

For weeks I’ve been hoping to make fried zucchini blossoms and finally, finally! the stars aligned and I found some fresh blossoms, the time, and willing dinner companions ready for an experiment. As I mentioned in an earlier post it’s … Continue reading

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French Lentils with Purslane

Lentils are so versatile, whether you’re cooking Indian dal or French lentil soup, these lovely legumes cook up quickly and have tons of flavor not to mention protein, amino acids and vitamin b! I recently read somewhere (sorry, forget the … Continue reading

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Corn and Jicama Salad

Jicama is a little known root vegetable that is worth discovering. It is crunch and juicy, similar to celery, but with a sweet, citrus flavor and no stringy bits like celery. Native to Central America it is used in Mexican … Continue reading

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Scalloped Potatoes with Dandelion Greens and Bacon

I never made scalloped potatoes until I lived in the Midwest where people unabashedly love potatoes and think of them as a separate food group. Mashed, boiled, baked or scalloped, all are equally loved and consumed. In some ways, scalloped … Continue reading

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