[1] Spring salad with sugar snap peas, arugula and burrata (photo © DeLallo). [2] Sugar snap peas. The pod can be eaten whole (photo © Good Eggs). [3] Burrata, a thin mozzarella shell filled with creamy, ricotta-like cheese. The piece in photo #1 is torn by hand, but if you’re more comfortable, cut it with […]

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Cooking dinner every day during quarantine, we’ve found spring pasta and pizza recipes that are a delightful break between the standards. We’ve been making “Spring Pizza”” once a week. It has spring peas and tendrils, sugar snap peas and watercress. When we have them in the fridge, we add asparagus, too. Now for a tandem […]

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[1] Fresh strawberries (photo © InHarvest). [2] Strawberry lemonade (photo © La Cocina Color Lila). [3] Strawberry milkshake (photo © Friendship Dairies). [4] A flowering strawberry plant. The fruit grows from the flower (photo © John-Mark Smith | UnsplashUnsplash). [5] Strawberry plant (photo © Chris Yang | UnsplashUnsplash).   May is National Strawberry Month. Is […]

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We prefer French toast to pancakes and waffles. The texture and the flavor of good bread, as opposed to the wheatiness of the latter. For Mother’s Day, we’re making this recipe from DeLallo: Raspberry Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast with Balsamic Glaze. That’s a mouthful, and so is the three-decker French toast napoleon or sundae. The […]

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[1] A slice of Humboldt Fog goat cheese and seeded crisps broken into “croutons.” An idea from Lazy Dog Restaurants (photo © Lazy Dog Restaurants). [2] Salad with shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (photo © Upland Restaurant | NYC).   There are standalone salads, like Greek salad, that incorporate cheese. French homes and restaurants have often served […]

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Hummus is a Middle Eastern spread or dip made from chickpeas, tahini, lemon, garlic and other spices. America has gone hummus-crazy as any trip to a supermarket will tell show you: numerous brands and flavors. Tahini is combined with chickpea puree in a proportion of 1:6. There are more chickpeas, but tahini, which looks like […]

Diets To Lose Weight