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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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Fingerlings & Finger Rings


Fingerling potatoes are small, narrow, finger-shaped potatoes. One of our neighborhood shops has them labeled as “finger ring” potatoes. They come in a variety of colours from yellow to purple skinned. When you cut a purple one in half it looks like an amethyst. Fingerlings are my favorite roasting potato. I usually peel potatoes because […]

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