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Cara Cara Orange and Avocado Salad (or salads, and how to make a good one)

Sometimes I forget that I like salad. I remember that I should eat salad, and then I react against the idea with the sulky resentment of a teenager. I go through phases when I dutifully buy bagged baby greens only to pull them out from the crisper drawer, strange and slimy, a few weeks later. In …

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Lime Meltaways, delicate buttery cookies

Here. Have a cookie. These cookies are delicate, buttery and limey. True to their name, they are meltingly tender from a generous amount of confectioners’ sugar and a little bit of cornstarch. Apart from the addition of lime juice and zest in the dough, these are much like many slice-and-bake butter cookies (and some of …

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Asparagus and Spring Onion Farro Salad with Quick Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette

The Green City Market is finally back outside, which means my Wednesday mornings are occupied with shopping for local produce. It’s been a late spring rendering the early markets a little more sparse than usual. The first week there were almost more storage apples and overwintered potatoes and frozen berries and pickles and preserves than new crops …

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What to do with zested citrus? Make lemon, lime, and grapefruit juice simple syrups.

This is so easy. And so refreshing. I don’t know why I haven’t done it before. I found myself with lots of citrus fruits denuded of their zest after I made citrus kosho and I knew I would never get through it if I didn’t do something with it right away. Citrus that’s been zested keeps …

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