Monthly Archives: May 2013

lamb sliders with lambsquarters

Lamb Sliders with Lambsquarters; Carrot and Beet Salad

It’s hot today; we’re officially four days into summer and it’s 90℉ in the city (that’s 32℃ for those from the old country). When it gets hot and sweaty like this the last thing I want to do is spend a long time over the stove. I want food that is quick to prepare, flavourful but not […]

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Swiss Chard chickpea and tamarind stew

Swiss Chard, Chickpea and Tamarind Stew

About a month ago I broke my Ottolenghi virginity by trying out a soup of his made with Swiss Chard, lentils and lemons. I had been a little apprehensive about trying it, concerned that the cinnamon in the soup would overpower anything else. But I gave it a shot and since then have been itching […]

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Black Sea bass in Thai crazy water

Black Sea Bass in Thai ‘Crazy Water’ with Mizuna noodles

This week in addition to the regular (and in my opinion superb) Porgy and Bluefish, there were a few Black Sea Bass hanging out on the ice at P.E & DD Seafood. I snapped one of these gorgeous looking fish for my supper and knew just the way I was going to cook it. It’s […]

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New York Seasonal Produce May 25th 2013

New York Seasonal Produce — What’s fresh May 25th 2013

  A thunderously wet morning at the market for the last shop before spring is officially over. The weather has no idea what it’s doing this coming week with temperatures ranging from 50℉ to 90℉ so I want to pick up some ingredients that let me steer from brief cooking to longer slow stews. Despite all this […]

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fiddlehead fern curry

Fiddlehead Fern Curry

The fiddlehead fern season here in the Northeastern part of the U.S. is brief and provokes quite a bit of enthusiastic foraging. Whilst not quite as frenzied as Ramps, people do get quite worked up over them. And for good reason: they’re pretty tasty, sort of a firm, grassy asparagus, and their fronds are great […]

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sweet potato tortilla

Sweet Potato Tortilla with a Chipotle Balsamic Salsa

When you want to make a reasonably substantial meal in a hurry, you could do a lot worse than a nice egg dish. And this Spanish sweet potato tortilla is a very nice egg dish indeed. Matched with a smoky sweet chipotle salsa you have a lovely quick midweek supper, with extra for the next […]

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pan fried bluefish

Pan fried bluefish with Sorrel and Tomato Couscous

Today is the first day of the year I could have done with the air-conditioning on. Of course, like most of NYC I haven’t installed them yet so I’ll just sweat it out. It’s a humid, muggy day and the last thing I want to do is spent a bunch of time over a hot […]

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New York Seasonal Produce May 18th 2013

New York Seasonal Produce — What’s fresh May 18th 2013

Things are definitely hotting up at the market. Whereas just a few short weeks ago I would be hard pressed to find nine types of seasonal produce of sufficient variety and quality to shoot, I now find it tough not to take home much more than I need. This week I couldn’t resist getting some […]

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broccoli pasta

Broccoli Pasta with Transformative Power-ups

My broccoli had lasted well, but after a week hanging out in the chiller it was just starting to look past its best. Usually I’m pretty good at getting my veg used up in time but I have issues with broccoli. It’s just a little too wholesome; a little too much Sandra Dee, and not […]

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