Spring Veggie Pasta
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FRESHEST SPRING VEGGIE PASTA

There are four things that a great pasta recipe needs: not too many ingredients, it can’t be too complicated, it needs at least one healthy veggie, and of course it needs the pasta itself – that one soul-soothing thing that is so deeply satisfying.

SPRING GREENS AND GRILLED GOAT CHEESE SALAD WITH ROSE PETAL JELLY on Americas-Table.com
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SPRING GREENS AND GRILLED GOAT CHEESE SALAD WITH ROSE PETAL JELLY

In my travels around the local farmers’ markets and online food purveyors, I came upon rose petal jelly, and immediately ordered some because one of my children loves anything flavored with roses, violets, or lavender. In looking for another way to serve it (other than on a piece of toast), I added it to a favorite dinner salad of grilled goat cheese and spring greens. The rose jelly elevates a fairly common salad combination to new heights of flavor – […]

FRESH PEA SHOOTS AND BURRATA SALAD on Americas-Table.com
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FRESH PEA SHOOTS AND BURRATA SALAD

There were beautiful spring pea shoots at the grocery this morning, which reminded me of a standout recipe in The Cheesemonger’s Seasons by Chester Hastings, a cookbook to bring joy to the hearts of cheese lovers everywhere. The very best recipes have only a few ingredients, which, when combined, are so delicious that they draw your complete attention to the plate – making you grateful for the moment. This is one of those recipes. Some good burrata, a little olive […]

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Gingerbread Velveteen Rabbit

This post started with a good idea but many obstacles. I wanted to make a rabbit cake that looked like the Velveteen Rabbit – you remember, that lovingly-worn stuffed bunny who became real through the magical loving memory of his little boy. (See link below.) Easter lambs are pretty common at this time of year, and adorable, but if you’ve ever tried to make one you know how frustrating it can be: the heads fall off, chunks of the cake […]

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Burrata and Apple Microgreens Salad

I love this salad! It’s like an explosion of summer in your mouth: soft, sweet cheese and crispy green apples, joined with honey and balsamic vinaigrette, topped with crunchy pine nuts and strengthened by the fragrant, earthy taste of microgreens.  I wonder if it’s possible for food to affect the equilibrium, because it made me a little dizzy when I first tasted it. All flavor sensors firing in exaltation can do that to a person! I take no credit for […]