Tag Archives: seasonal – spring

baby bok choy, sugar snap peas, and garlic

Moving house is such a great time to purge. My husband and I have been going room by room and cleaning out all the stuff which hasn’t been used in years. Along the way we are finding some lost treasures. … Continue reading

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navarin printanier

My husband has been a big supporter of my French Fridays with Dorie adventures. He loves to eat and is generally very open to different foods. He has gamely tried every single recipe I have made and lent a hand … Continue reading

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asparagus and bits of bacon

Hallelujah, the asparagus is here! That delicious harbinger of spring. That promise of tasty fresh produce to come.┬áThis week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, Asparagus with Bits of Bacon, was the perfect warm weather welcome. As I think I have … Continue reading

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bacon, egg, and asparagus salad

The Germans take their asparagus VERY seriously. It basically has its own season, which starts in early spring and lasts until the end of June. When local asparagus is at its peak, farm stands pop up all over the country … Continue reading

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roasted rhubarb

There are many foods which I disliked as a child, but have learned to love as an adult. Brussel sprouts come first and foremost to mind. However, there is also a short list of foods which I have never outgrown … Continue reading

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fava beans – worth the effort!

There is no getting around it, fava beans are high maintenance! These jumbo beans, which appear in local markets every spring and look a bit like green beans on steroids, are a ton of effort to prepare, because, unlike green … Continue reading

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warm weather pot-au-feu

I am a huge proponent of pictures in cook books. They provide inspiration and give you a visual goal to aim for. As a home cook, I find it enormously rewarding when my finished dish looks like the picture in … Continue reading

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