I love having a dessert recipe in my backpocket that's simpler to make than it looks. These are the ones you break out for get-togethers, the ones that people think you spent all afternoon on and you really spent no more than 15 minutes of active time. This is one such dessert.
When I set out to make rhubarb curd, I imagined a jar full of shockingly pink spread to dollop on toast, scones, and ice cream. As it turns out, my eggs were so deep yellow in color that the final result looked more like traditional lemon than rhubarb. A bit disappointing, yes, but the flavor was so lovely that I quickly rebounded from this minor misfortune.
Bet you can't eat just one! Plunk a bowl of cherries down on the coffee table and they'll be gone by dinner time, guaranteed. Cherries are still a super-seasonal fruit that you can really only find in that small window between late-spring and high-summer. What are you making with cherries this year?
Q: A close friend is returning from out-of-state, and four of us have planned a "mini-reunion." I'd like your advice on putting together a Spring meal. I'd like to grill at least part of the meal, and one friend is allergic to fish and shellfish. Any ideas?
Oh, hello there! Were you just thinking you'd like a bite of cheesecake without the bother of water baths or a hot kitchen? One that would, perhaps, win you friends and earn you accolades at backyard picnics this summer? Why, me too! Great minds really do think alike.
What's in season right now? Lettuces, turnip greens, kale, and possibly some root vegetables like fennel and onions are signatures of Spring. You're also likely to see strawberries, rhubarb, and asparagus, and okra. Check out your region below for a quick guide to the Top 5 in-season fruits and vegetables by region.
Do you pack away your stock pot and stow your slow cooker when the warmer months arrive? Not so! Spring and summer vegetables—peas, squash, asparagus, spinach, corn—make wonderful light and flavorful soups that won't weigh you down. It'd be a shame to miss them! Here are 10 favorite recipes:
So you signed up for a CSA. Your bounty is already starting to roll in, but wait — you're having a hard time finishing things off with your busy spring schedule. That's OK! Here are a few tips to help make sure you don't let it go to waste, and to help you have tasty snacks when your CSA is a snow-covered memory later in the year.
No, you're absolutely right. Rhubarb is not a fruit, but is in fact a vegetable. Technically. But given its honored position as the first sign of something sweet after a long winter (and not to mention its affinity for cobblers, pies, and jams!), I think it's safe to say that rhubarb is a fruit in spirit. What do you make with it?
For lots of us Cinco de Mayo kicks off spring so I felt it's only proper to toast the warmer weather with another delicious version of the famed Margarita. This one is served on the rocks but would be equally as delicious buzzed up in a blender.