Author Archives: Caroline

Mussels & Clams Pastis

BiRite Market opened up a location a short bike ride from my house, and I’ve made it an excuse to shop in smaller quantities and incorporate the exercise of going to the store as an excuse to make even fresher meals. These beautiful PEI mussels were filled to the edge of their shells with meat, the freshest [...]

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Fava Bean & Blood Orange Salad with Ricotta Salata

Spring is a time of transition–Fava beans, along with calcots, ramps & fiddleheads, are some of my favorite in-between spring crops. The hearty fava’s season is a bit longer, and they’re more available across climates and geographies than some of the others, and they pair well with a variety of other foods, and can be [...]

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Tocino de Cielo or Creme de Catalana

I returned from a blissful, 11 day trip to Barcelona (with a two night detour to Budapest, of which I could write a hefty article about) where I ate and danced and lived like a Catalan princess, and skipped almost all the touristic activities that I’d be expected to partake, all in favor of getting [...]

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Blanched Vegetable Salad with Lemon Ricotta and Shallot Vinaigrette

Blanched Vegetable Salad with Lemon-Ricotta and Shallot Vinaigrette Recipe Serves 4 4 leaves butter leaf lettuce, washed 1 watermelon radish, sliced thin with a mandolin 1/2 C snap peas, trimmed and blanched in salted hot water for 30 seconds-1 min 2 C broccoli and cauliflower in even, small pieces, blanched in salted hot water for [...]

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Rack of Lamb with Winter Vegetables

The lamb I made according to my Weeknight Rack of Lamb Recipe–hands down the easiest, tastiest rack of lamb recipe you’ll come across. The special part of this that will make you feel extra good after eating is all the delicious vegetables. I took a smorgasboard of what I had in the refrigerator–you can do the same–and [...]

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