Cedar-Wrapped Asparagus With Carrots

This quick, healthy side is simple enough for weekday dinners and fancy enough for company. Either way, you’ll love how easy it is to prepare and how delicious it is! Ingredients: 2 grilling wraps with string a small knob of ginger 1 garlic clove 1 teaspoon dijon mustard 1 teaspoon lower-sodium soy sauce 1 teaspoon extra-virgin…

Peas With Shallots & Parmesan

It hasn’t been a typical spring. Just chilly all the time, so I was very impatient to get my garden growing. I was in Trader Joe’s for some olive oil, and I happened across a little bag of fresh peas. It’s not very often I see fresh, shelled peas in the grocery store. Never before, in…

Kale with Golden Gooseberries

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” — Albert Einstein “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas Edison In most aspects of my life, I’m an inveterate rule-follower. That’s mostly good, I’d always thought, as long as it’s not carried to extremes (yes, I’ve…

Beet Greens With Garlic & Sage

I’m not big on impulse buys, but there are exceptions to every rule. When I was at the butcher recently, they had rack of lamb that was just gorgeous. I splurged and bought one. I’m usually a pretty strict grocery list follower, but it’s not rare for me to venture off-list at the butcher if…

Vidalia, Green Bean, and Bulgur Salad

“Vidalia onions aren’t just the most famous onions in the world; I think they may be the only famous onions in the world.” — Bobby Flay It’s almost Vidalia season! Less than two weeks from now, Georgia (USA) farmers will start harvesting these magnificent treasures. Yes, there are other sweet onions in the world. Yes,…

Deviled Eggs

Whether you’re looking forward to picnic season, squeezing in one more picnic before the season is over, have leftover Hard-Cooked Eggs from Easter, or just plain want a treat, Deviled Eggs are fun to make and even better to eat. It seems like every family has its own version of deviled eggs, and they’re all wildly…

Confetti Slaw

  I have always loved spring. There’s something almost magical about watching nature come alive after a long winter. If you look closely, you can see signs already. To the casual observer, this was just another grey, drab winter morning. But there, on the tips of the dogwood branches, are buds. Hundreds of buds. How…

Broccolini Farro Salad

Can we have this every night? It’s that good! As with many of my favorite recipes, this one originated at Smitten Kitchen. I rarely tweak anything from that site — Deb Perelman is just that brilliant — but here I opted for broccolini rather than broccoli. It’s a bit sweeter, and the stems are more tender. Otherwise, it’s…