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ROASTED SPRING VEGETABLES

ROASTED SPRING VEGETABLES I love this time of year for it’s newness: baby birds, tender shoots of green leaves everywhere, and all the tiny spring vegetables that are bursting with flavor and full of life-giving nutrients. Suddenly there are little new potatoes, so firm and sweet, baby peas and fava beans, young carrots and fresh spring thyme – what could be better on an Easter Sunday buffet, lined up invitingly next to a honeyed ham and a big plate of […]

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MUSTARD CHICKEN WITH RADISHES

MUSTARD CHICKEN WITH RADISHE If you have half an hour to spend on dinner, this is a brilliant way to use the time. A new take on a chicken dinner is always welcome, and I love how spicy and clever this dish is. The combination of mustard and radishes will wake up your tastebuds, though I love radishes in any and all forms. (My personal favorite is radishes with butter and sea salt on toasted brioche – heaven!) And how […]

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BLUEBERRY GRAPEFRUIT MUFFINS

BLUEBERRY GRAPEFRUIT MUFFINS These muffins have a lot going on – blueberries, grapefruit juice (with a little pulp thrown in for texture), poppy seeds, and yogurt. I was feeling experimental, and this is one of those recipes that makes me think I should follow my instincts more often. It’s breakfast in a muffin tin: juice, fruit, and carbs, and there’s no need for butter because they already have so much flavor. These were gone in a few seconds, though I […]

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SANDWICH SUPPERS

SANDWICH SUPPERS You know those nights when you come home and you’re too tired to cook, but you’re really, really hungry, and you can’t stand the idea of another pizza? If you can muster enough energy to build a sandwich, these two mouthwatering beauties will leave you feeling fat and happy, as they say in the South. I love both of these sandwiches: they have such a rich variety of ingredients that you are never left feeling as if you […]

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ROASTED SALMON WITH IRISH WHISKEY GLAZE AND MUSHY PEAS

ROASTED SALMON WITH IRISH WHISKEY GLAZE AND MUSHY PEAS There’s nothing like a little Irish whiskey to elevate a simple piece of salmon to the gustatorial heights. It’s easy to get tired of salmon unless you keep changing up the accompanying flavors that enhance it. A little miso and soy sauce, a big squeeze of lime juice – or, in this case, a splash of whiskey – takes the most ordinary slab of fish and turns it into a delicacy […]