May 2009

Chard Frittata

May 28, 2009

Adapted from The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters. A frittata is a flat omelet with its filling mixed into the eggs before cooking, rather than being folded inside like an omelet. So many things can be added: sauteed potatoes and onions, wilted greens, roasted red peppers, or sauteed mushrooms. Serve for lunch (perfect for […]

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FRESH the movie

May 26, 2009

href="http://www.freshthemovie.com" target="_blank">FRESH – New Thinking on What We�re Eating, a film by Ana Sofia Joanes, premiered on Tuesday night in Washington, DC to a sold-out crowd

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Gioia Burrata

May 26, 2009

Heavenly burrata is a trade-up from buffalo mozzarella.

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This weekend, everywhere in America, people will be lighting up their grills, packing a picnic or

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With lots of flavor and healthy too, this salad adds color and crunch to your plate. Eat as a dinner side or pile high on an open-faced egg salad sandwich for late breakfast or lunch. Serves 6 1 lg bunch dill, washed and dried (stalks removed) 1 bunch beets, washed and peeled Juice of 1 […]

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Rhubarb – fruit or vegetable? You would think fruit, since it is mostly eaten in pies

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Rhubarb Chutney

May 19, 2009

Makes about 2 cups 4 c. fresh rhubarb (about 1 pound) 3/4 c. sugar 1/3 c. cider vinegar 1 Tbls. minced peeled fresh ginger 1 Tbls. ground garlic 1 tsp. cumin 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp. dried crushed red pepper Rinse and cut rhubarb into small pieces. Combine all ingredients, except rhubarb, in heavy […]

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Young fava beans and pea shoots are at their peak in early spring

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Without much effort, cured meat makes an easy appetizer, especially when well presented. It is particularly good before a meatless meal or before grilled fish or poultry. Sopressata is an Italian dry-cured salami. A mix of raw fava beans, Manchego cheese, mint and sopressata makes a nice spring appetizer. To serve: Shell and peel favas […]

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(Adapted from The Santa Monica Farmers’ Market Cookbook: Seasonal Foods, Simple Recipes and Stories from the Market and Farm by Amelia Saltsma). Serves 4-6 1 lb. young fava beans in pod 1 bunch pea shoots 1 head of spring butter lettuce 1/4 c. chopped fresh dill 1/4 c. chopped fresh chives 1 lemon for juice […]

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