When I had Alice Waters over to my house for dinner, there was just one thing I wanted from her: to learn how to make real restaurant-style salad dressing the way she makes it. I’d eaten her salads before and all I can say is YUM. I needed to know the secret! I was thrilled […]
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I wanted something quick and easy yet indulgent without being unhealthy. For days I had been craving the combination of lobster and avocado, so I whipped this up for my girls and me, and guess what? We ate the whole thing!
This salad is so easy, refreshing, and delicious! It takes about five minutes to prepare and is the perfect compliment to a rich, wintry comfort meal. I made it with organic Cara Cara navel oranges, which are my new latest obsession. The color is salmony and the flavor is so fragrant. You can make this salad with any kind of orange, though (even blood orange!). And fresh organic fennel is now easy to find in my supermarket, as well.
We often think of tomatoes as a summer pleasure, but the reality is that fresh tomatoes are a LATE-summer pleasure, meaning right up through the equinox in September or until the frost has come to blacken our little summer hearts. (OK, can you tell I prefer summer to autumn? Although, I must admit, the changing […]
I have a confession to make. This recipe is blatant thievery from a restaurant in Manhattan that you will probably never go to (although it is very good). Patroon is one of those swanky, masculine, “steakhouses” that were all the rage in the booming ’90s. I happen to eat there quite a bit because it’s […]
By July, it’s usually too hot for lettuce to be happy in the garden. Fortunately, while the tomatoes might still be struggling to ripen, all the other veggies are popping out all over. It’s also often too hot to cook much, so the best way to get all those new vegetables into a happy place […]
Nothing says spring more than the taste of fresh peas, whether they’re still in the pod and you eat them whole or they’re shelled little green pearls of raw, sweet pleasure. If there’s any one thing worth growing in your garden, it’s peas… of all sorts. Unfortunately, I’ve been in a lifetime struggle—between rabbits, guinea […]
This clean, quick, and easy recipe tastes just like my childhood summers to me. My mother used to make it, and I always loved it—even after I learned how she made it, which seemed just plain weird. I think it’s a Pennsylvania Dutch recipe. It’s so easy it will take you only five minutes to […]
Raised on America’s first organic farm, Scratch author Maria Rodale learned how to make everyday favorites from, yes, scratch — the way you remember them; the way they turn out best.Order Now