Does the spring salad recipe in photo #1 look complicated? It couldn’t be easier. So start your celebration of spring with a lively spring salad. Photo #1 is a simple mixture of: Pea shoots (photo #2), a fleeting spring treat Fresh mint Baby radishes Snow peas Edible flower petals Vinaigrette of EVOO and fresh lemon […]

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Our friends at Petrossian shared with us this delightful recipe for smoked salmon summer rolls. They are as much a treat for the eye as for the palate (photo #1). Petrossian calls them maki, the Japanese word for roll; but they are more correctly namu harumaki that are sliced in the manner of sushi maki. […]

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Spring brings an abundance of sweet produce: fruits and vegetables. Some of our favorites are fleeting: morel mushrooms, ramps, and green garlic. Sauté them with asparagus and garlic: truly delicious! Here’s a full list of spring fruits and vegetables, and our menu for a spring-focused dinner. Don’t overlook rhubarb, a spring favorite that, while botanically […]

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Asparagus is a harbinger of spring; and like most vegetables, it’s very versatile. Serve it broiled, grilled, roasted or steamed. Add it to Eggs Benedict, omelets and scrambles, pasta, salads and quiches. Make asparagus soups. Include it with a crudités plate. Use it as a topping for risotto. Top bruschetta with goat cheese and asparagus. […]

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Spring is right around the corner—March 20th. But Starbucks limited edition spring coffees are on the shelf now, ready to put a spring in your coffee step…er…cup. We have come to love Starbucks’ limited edition coffees. It’s always fun to try something new, and the limited editions have been a consistent treat. We liked the […]

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[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] Spring Panzanella Salad, an Italian classic (photos #1 and #2 © Tending The Table | California Olive Ranch). [2] Close-up on the salad. [3] Radicchio (this variety is Trevisol; photo © Good Eggs). [3] Arbequina EVOO (photo © California Olive Ranch).   We love all kinds of bread, and that includes biscuits, pizza crusts, […]

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[1] Green Goddess Spring Pizza, which can be enjoyed year-round, of course (photo © Broma Bakery | DeLallo). [2] Pea shoots (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [3] Spring peas, also called English peas and garden peas (photo © John Woodhouse | Woodhouse Chocolate). [4] A white pizza topped with peas, pea shoots and […]

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