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Orecchiette with Peas and Wild Leek Pesto

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When I brought home a huge bag of fresh peas in the pod and showed them to my husband he groaned because he knew I’d be enlisting his help. He ended up being at work when I decided to use them so was off the hook. I actually like shelling peas, it’s a meditative process, […]

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Sharpen Your Fingernails for Shelling Season – Peas and Fava Beans with Chevre and Mint

peas and fava beans with chevre and mint

Fresh peas in the pod have finally arrived at the market. The tiniest peas are so sweet and tender they can be eaten straight from the pod. Larger ones are more starchy and need to be plunged in boiling water for just a minute or two. To get at the peas (and favas) a lot […]

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Poached Spring Vegetables with Caper Mayonnaise

poached spring vegetables

This recipe is from the beautiful cookbook Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi. Tender spring vegetables are poached in a golden elixir of lemon juice, olive oil, and lots of white wine (2/3 of a bottle!). The rich yellow poaching liquid looks like pure melted butter, but there’s actually no butter in it at all. Vegetables cooked this […]

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