Spring is in the Air…and on the Plate

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Balsamic Strawberry & Broccoli Salad It’s strawberry season! Not to mention chive season and lettuce season. Cool evenings and not-too-hot days make for smoother, softer-tasting chives (as the season progresses, they get more and more oniony) and sweeter, softer-tasting lettuce (hot days = more bitter leaves). All of that means it’s the perfect time to […]

DelicateTrees & Earthy Rice

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You might have seen a new vegetable popping up at the market lately: a tall, slender stalk topped by a broccoli-ish crown with an occasional tiny yellow flower sprouting in it.  That vegetable is known as broccolini or asparation, and it tastes like a cross between broccoli and asparagus, with a mild hint of the […]