Monthly Archives: May 2011

Little Ribbons with Garlic Flowers, Spring Peas, Goat Cheese + Lemon

“Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer.”   ~Geoffrey B. Charlesworth I spent hours at the farmers’ market the other day just marveling at all that spring has to offer.  Fiddlehead ferns, radish pods and the most beautiful varieties of garlic and onion...

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Nibble :: Quick Black Radish Pickles

  She led me down the steep, rocky stairs to the cavernous basement full of meticulously labeled jars. “Over there, she said, can you reach for the cucumbers?” At the age of twelve, I was already taller than my Grandma, Louise.   “What do you need these for?”  I asked.   “You can’t have a...

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Zucchini + Cucumber Carpaccio with Crushed Pistachios, Manchego + Lemon Vinaigrette

For the most part, I tend to be an orderly person.  Sometimes, a probably little too orderly. Maybe it’s because my mom used to follow immediately behind me in the kitchen while I was cooking, cleaning up every inch of space that wasn’t spotless along the way.  Or, it could be the fact that too...

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Imbibe :: Spiked Lime, Cilantro + Wasabi Granita

    Truth be told, I couldn’t get enough of the strawberry, kiwi and basil granita I recently posted.  It sort of launched a granita frenzy in my mind (in a good way).  So, with all this beautiful, balmy weather we’ve been having, I decided a spiked lime, cilantro and wasabi granita was definitely in order....

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Baked Molten Eggs with Truffle Cheese, Lobster Mushrooms + Garlic Chives

People seem to have very serious opinions about how best to enjoy truffles. One common denominator appears to be to keep things simple.  And, there is a distinct preference when it comes to truffle products.  Truffle oil doesn’t always do it for most aficionados but something like truffle cheese, with shards of truffle studded throughout,...

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