March 2007

If you live along the East Coast, it’s possible you’ve noticed that shad is “in season”.

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Lemon Almond Torta

March 23, 2007

(from The Traveler’s Lunchbox, an amazing food blog about food and travel by an erudite young PhD who lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. She adapted this recipe from a 1993 issue of Chocolatier magazine.) Serves 8 For the lemon curd: 3/4 c. sugar 3 lg. eggs juice and grated zest from 2 lg. lemons 4 Tbls. […]

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(from The Figs Table: More Than 100 Recipes for Pizzas, Pastas, Salads, and Desserts) This is perfect for topping crostini and for use in the Wild Mushrooms, Mushroom Puree and Fontina Cheese Flatbread: Makes about 1 cup 1 Tbls olive oil 2 tsp. garlic, chopped 1/2 c. Spanish onion, sliced 1/4 c. red wine 4 […]

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Sweet Pastry Dough

March 21, 2007

2 c. all-purpose flour 1/3 c. sugar 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. salt 8 Tbls. (1 stick) cold unsalted butter 2 lg. eggs To mix the dough by hand: Combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a medium mixing bowl and stir well to mix. Cut butter into 1-tablespoon pieces and add to […]

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Traditional Haroset

March 20, 2007

3/4 c. walnuts 1 lg. apple 1/2 c. chopped apricots about 1/2 c. red wine to moisten grated zest and juice of one orange 2 tsp. cinnamon 2 tsp. sugar honey to taste Mince walnuts, apple and apricots. (You can use the food processor for this.) Moisten with red wine and orange juice, add zest […]

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Making the Mojito

March 20, 2007

According to legend and half-truths, the mojito most likely originated in Cuba

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Mastering the Muddle

March 20, 2007

Muddling is an essential step in properly fusing the ingredients in juleps, mojitos

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Serves 6-8 2 quarts of Homemade Chicken Stock 3 Tbls. good olive oil 1/4 c. minced onion 3 eggs 2 Tbls. finely minced parsley, and more for garnish 1 tsp. kosher salt 1 tsp. freshly ground pepper About 1 c. of matzo meal 8 carrots, peeled and sliced into pieces For the Soup Base: Make […]

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Cheep Thrill

March 20, 2007

Popping up all over design is the egg cup — that tiny, colorful vessel

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Meyer Lemon Tart

March 20, 2007

Originally from China, the sweet meyer lemon is thought to be a cross between a true lemon and mandarin orange. Makes one 9″ tart 3 meyer lemons 2 lg. eggs 3 egg yolks 6 Tbls. sugar 2 Tbls. milk 1/4 tsp. cornstarch 6 Tbls. cold butter, unsalted pinch of salt sweet pastry dough tart shell, […]

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