Monthly Archives: June 2013

New York Seasonal Produce — What’s Fresh June 29th 2013

New York Seasonal Produce — What’s Fresh June 29th 2013

One of the joys of shopping at the farmers market is that you can pick up some of the more unusual looking varietals of food we’re used to. This week we have some fun colours to play with in our roundup of seasonal produce.

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Weekly Menu for June 28th: Preserved Lemons and the city’s best feta

For this weekly menu I went on an odyssey to hunt down the best feta cheese in the city. I used it to make a wonderful Greek salad scented with preserved lemon. That lemon was also used to great effect braising my new favourite fish; the Porgy. And lastly I cooked cauliflower a couple of […]

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Greek Salad with Paximadi

Another 90º day here and I refuse to add any heat to the house. I woke up this morning with an urge to make the best Greek Salad I could muster. Little did I know this would lead me on a six train (as opposed to the number six train) odyssey.

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Cauliflower Steak and Masala

Cauliflower Steak and Masala; Refreshing Zucchini Salad

For tonight’s dinner I had a couple of troublesome vegetables to work with. Some veg, like a sweet pepper, some tender asparagus or a rich creamy eggplant are a delight to work with; needing not much work to develop really interesting flavours. Not so the cauliflower. It’s quite a gentle vegetable and needs some prompting. […]

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braised fish

Braised Fish with Fennel, Olives and Preserved Lemon

The hotter it gets out, the simpler I want my cooking to be as a general rule. That certainly doesn’t mean I want to skimp on flavours, not at all. Rather, I want the amount of effort to get the food on the table, and the amount of effort clearing up to be as little […]

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Weekly Menu for June 21st: Double Chicken and Mediterranean Roast Veg

It’s Pastured Poultry Week this week, so to celebrate I wanted to make the most of a good chicken with two quite different dishes. The thigh is beautifully pan-roast giving it delicious crispy skin, and then the breast is gently steamed and infused with the delicate flavour of saffron and lovage making for a perfect […]

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Middle Eastern Pitza

Roasted Vegetables with Za’atar and Labneh

There is something a little unfair about roasted vegetables. Unfair in a good way that is. Given how little time you need to spend in the kitchen you are rewarded with a sweet caramelised concentration of flavours wholly out of proportion to effort. And they are wonderfully flexible too. 

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Lovage and Saffron Chicken with Green and Yellow Beans

A Salad of Lovage and Saffron Chicken With the First Crop of Beans

After yesterday’s Crispy Pan Roast Chicken using chicken thighs and legs, I want to do something quite gentle with the breast (and lets face it, breasts should be treated gently). I also have some wonderfully fresh beans to play with so I’m decided to make a nice salad  of saffron chicken with some chard fresh picked […]

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New York Seasonal Produce June 15th 2013

New York Seasonal Produce — What’s Fresh June 15th 2013

Sweet Strawberries from Mountain Sweet Berry Farm, wonderful dark eggplants from 9J and a lovely little bird to play with this weeks’ roundup of seasonal produce from the market.

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