April 2011

(adapted from Italian Country Cookbook by Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray – our all-time favorite Italian cookbook.) Serves 6-8 1 c. chickpeas (garbanzo beans) dried and soaked overnight or 1 can (about 1 1/2 cups). 1 clove garlic 6 Tbls. good olive oil 2 lbs. swiss chard leaves, washed and stems removed 1 sm. red […]

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Yesterday at The Atlantic’s Food Summit in Washington, DC, Alice Waters suggested that we take time to bring back the family meal and bring back home economics as a school subject. Here is what she said: “Eating at the table is not an occasion anymore. The preservation of this simple pleasure is an urgent issue […]

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If you plan to celebrate Easter this weekend, here are two ideas for you to try: A super-easy table centerpiece with daffodils from Poppytalk; or Naturally-dyed Easter eggs that are just so gorgeous we must give it a try. Happy Spring!

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Asparagus Season

April 19, 2011

Some people may find the “seasonal approach” to buying vegetables a bit limiting, but such restrictions in the kitchen can actually be quite liberating for the home cook because it means that you eat foods when they are at their best and it helps you decide what to cook by narrowing your choices. Peak asparagus […]

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Salty, cheesy and crisp this quick bite was served as a restaurant appetizer and then re-created at home in our kitchens. It is made with soft lavash, a large, round and thin Middle Eastern bread that is available at most supermarkets and has become a staple in our pantry. Place a piece of lavash in […]

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