Chipotle-infused oil

June 19, 2014

Chipotle-infused oil

It’s amazing what two small chipotle can deliver… A drizzle of this oil, brimming with the pungent aromas of the spicy, smoky peppers, instantly brightens any dish you pour it on. It’s fabulous with grilled veggies, and it’s absolutely superb drizzled on this pizza with grilled kale, smoked Gruyère and sweet corn.

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Honey-roasted grape or cherry tomatoes

What’s most enticing about grape and cherry tomatoes is that, unlike their big sisters, even the store-bought kind can be quite flavorful. Nowadays, most crops are grown in greenhouses and deliver lipstick-red specimens that are sweet and tangy, any time of the year.

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Ramp pesto

May 1, 2014

Ramp pesto

Because ramps are only available for a few short weeks at the beginning of spring, you have to relish them while you can. Today, the dainty wild leeks find their way into a truly delicious pesto.

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Pickled asparagus with pink peppercorn and mustard seeds

Pickling is a delightful way to enjoy vegetables. It preserves their freshness and texture, and adds a juicy tanginess to them – and asparagus make super-delicious pickles! Since the spring shoots are pickled raw, they remain crunchy. Plus the pickled juices in this recipe lend their alluring flavors to the tender stems. Indeed, the asparagus turn out to be as addictive as candies.

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Fennel-infused oil

March 16, 2014

Fennel-infused oil

A wonderful way to capture the essence of fresh herbs is to make infused oils. They’re easy to make, and can be drizzled on just about anything you can think of – adding a delicate freshness to any dish.

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