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…

Asparagus!

Happy National Asparagus Day! I don’t remember ever not liking asparagus, but I fell head over heels in love the first time I ate asparagus fresh out of the patch. The vast majority of vegetables are at their best when they have time to fully ripen before being harvested, and when the time from harvest…

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…

That Broccoli Thing

  I was so surprised by the enthusiasm with which this recipe was received that I forgot to come up with something appropriate to call it. Usually, when I cook a single head of broccoli, it’s just the right amount for three of us. Oh, we’ll finish it if there are two of us, but…

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,…