Spinach Salad with Asparagus & Cara Cara Oranges

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  How could I resist picking up such a beautiful bunch of fresh spinach to use in my salad?  The obvious answer is that I couldn’t.  I almost gave it a little hug before I put it in my basket at the market.  Along with slender spears of Spring asparagus, French Breakfast Radishes, Cara Cara […]

Early Spring Vegetable Sandwiches with Slightly Chunky Fava Bean Spread On Fresh Baked Focaccia Rolls

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Seriously I don’t know what came over me today but I had a craving for a vegetarian sandwich on a fresh baked focaccia  roll.  It may have been the first sighting of fava beans in the market that got me started with this sandwich idea using one of my favorite chunky vegetable spreads.  Back in […]

Favorite Spring Vegetable Pot-Au-Feu for French Fridays with Dorie

Change is in the air, nothing stays the same forever including a suggested recipe for warm weather vegetables from Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan.  Referred to as a springboard recipe and in my case it was also an ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ recipe as I reached deep into my fridge to pull […]

Asparagus Salad with Bacon and A Six Minute Egg For French Fridays with Dorie

Fresh locally grown asparagus has been in our markets for awhile, just in time to make this wonderful salad recipe from Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan.  The 6 minute eggs on top of the salad add the perfect finishing touch to the asparagus and the bacon.  I used mixed baby greens, toasted hazelnuts […]

Sea Scallops With Caramel-Orange Sauce For French Fridays With Dorie

We love sea scallops but rarely make them at home so this simple but delectable recipe was ideal for us.  Just for fun I added candied orange zest which finished the dish with a little flourish. I used stalks of early Spring asparagus with thinly sliced raw fennel and fresh mint dressed in olive oil, […]

Spring Salad with Lemon White Truffle Vinaigrette

Today my thoughts on food have turned green.  All the breads and cakes I’ve baked in the past few weeks made the house smell wonderful but life in the kitchen is not all about the oven.  The salad bowl makes a daily appearance in my kitchen but barely makes it here every few months.  My […]