Frittata with fingerling potatoes and roasted tomatoes

This humble frittata is so delicious and satisfying that you don’t need to wait for Sunday brunch to indulge. Indeed, it makes for a wonderful light dinner!

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Soufflé omelet with Robiola and sautéed ramps

Ramps are one of spring’s most wonderful rewards—indeed, these wild leeks are some of the first shoots to poke out of the ground after winter’s thaw. The whimsical little vegetables resemble scallions, but with wide, flat leaves…their flavor, however, doesn’t resemble that of any other member of the onion family. Ramps can best be described as a cross between green onions and garlic, but there’s a wildness to them that’s hard to pin down.

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Spinach Tortilla with Pine Nuts

This classic Spanish omelet is a recipe that deserves a place in any cook’s repertoire.

The caramelized onion is utterly delicious, making a beautiful contrast with the richness of the eggs – while the vibrant spinach lightens the whole dish and the sautéed pine nuts contribute their luxurious nuttiness.

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Tomato frittata with fresh herbs

This summery frittata is packed with wonderful flavors. Thyme, oregano and parsley impart their exquisite aromatics, while the tomatoes keep the frittata deliciously moist.

A perfect dish to make when tomatoes are at their peak!

Wine pairing: Muri-Gries – Lagrein Rosato 2010

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Tapas time!

May 27, 2009

Three tapas on blue tray

When Mary Lynn Mitcham, Chief Editor of Rockland Magazine asked me to do a feature on tapas, I was thrilled. After all, I simply adore tapas!

But what are tapas, exactly? Traditionally, they are little bites that accompany a glass of sherry or wine and served in bars all over Spain.

For Spaniards, going out for tapas is not so much about the food as it is a life style – a perfect way to mingle and socialize after work or while on a lunch break. Many tapas bars serve only the specialty of the house, so it’s not unusual for people to practice tapeo, or tapas bar-hopping. What I love most about the idea, though, is the spontaneity of it all — something that’s certainly very adaptable to home entertaining, and a whole lot of fun to boot!

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