I came up with this recipe a few years ago, when I’d had a bumper-harvest of mint. It’s truly heavenly, and not as minty as you might think. Along with the mint, I add parsley, meaty walnuts, a bit of lemon zest to balance the flavors, garlic (a must), Parmesan […]
One of my favorite childhood activities was to shell fresh peas, sitting at my grandmother’s kitchen table. The bigger the pile, the happier I was because I’d devised a little reward system: for every ten pea pods I’d shell, I’d eat the content of the next one!
Amelanchier, a native plant of North America, are found in all the states except Hawaii. There are 20 species of this lovely small tree, also know as Serviceberries, Juneberry, Shagbush, Sarvisberry, shadblow and Saskatoon. The berries usually become ripe in June and they are a favorite of birds… Here is a delicious and easy Serviceberry and Poppy Seed Cake recipe.
Until the season is over, I’ll be eating strawberries every day – straight out of the box. But now and then a dessert is in order, especially if friends are coming over for dinner. How about a sublime sorbet?
Blood oranges, Valencia oranges, 0% Greek yogurt and Meyer lemons… That’s it! I’ll make a parfait and drizzle the whole thing with a yummy Meyer lemon syrup – a quick recipe for sure, totally scrumptious, fresh, low calorie and so beautiful to look at!
Roasted Asparagus with Pink Grapefruit, Pine Nuts and Lemon Infused Oil. There are many ways to cook asparagus: blanched, streamed, braised, sautéed , roasted and even grilled on an open fire – but preserving their crunchiness, no matter what cooking method you use is key. Here Viviane Bauquet Farre demonstrates how to roast asparagus to perfection in a video. A quick and easy recipe for grilled asparagus that makes a fabulous appetizer.