What's Cooking This Weekend?

Weekend of April 11-12, 2009

Happy weekend! It's Easter, Passover, and spring all at once. What are you cooking? Surely you're cooking something splendid this weekend! We have plans for spring asparagus, fresh boiled eggs, a leg of tender, succulent lamb rubbed with cracked spices, and a tangy lemon cake. What about you? What are you cooking? Here are a few ideas from The Kitchn to get you thinking.

• What's mascarpone, anyway?

• A tour of a poet's beautiful vintage kitchen.

• What's your comfort food?

• Passover ideas: quinoa, cinnamon lamb stew, snap peas with mint, homemade matzo, and other food traditions.

• A hot kitchen with a dog.

• The easiest herbs to grow indoors.

• Brunch idea! Monkey bread with dill butter and sea salt. Yum.

• Easter ideas: a butter lamb, an egg in an artichoke, herbed lamb roast, chocolate-covered Peepsicles, and rice Krispie eggs, individual Easter egg cakes, or all about ham.

• Good things to do with onions and with naked lemons.

Chicken in coconut milk with lemongrass.

• Five small but smart kitchens.

• Two brunches: one elegant but frugal, and one neurotic.

Thank you for reading, and thank you for all of your interesting, helpful, and wonderful comments this week. Have a great weekend!

Image: Czech houska bread for Easter a couple years ago. Recipe is here:

Recipe: Houska (Czech Easter Bread)

(Image: Faith Durand)