Monthly Archives: April 2016

Chicken Cafreal

We love cilantro, and we know this is an acquired taste. So if you don’t like cilantro, we suggest you move on to another recipe. But if you are a cilantro devotee, you are in for a real treat. This … Continue reading

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Chopped Salad

We have a frequent dinner guest who claims to like salad “except for all the lettuce leaves.” If you have a guest like that, or even if you don’t, try this chopped salad recipe the next time you grill. We … Continue reading

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Turmeric Mashed Potatoes

There are few dishes that can bring such a row to the kitchen as mashed potatoes. Essentially there are the purists who want absolutely no other taste in their mashed potatoes but potato. They will also make a scene if … Continue reading

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Sweet Pea “Hummus”

You can’t have hummus without tahini, the sesame seed paste. That’s why Sara Moulton put hummus in quotation marks for this recipe. Nonetheless, the results make a delectable appetizer, particularly when spread on grilled rounds of French or Italian bread. … Continue reading

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Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Zest and Mustard

We lived in Germany for a while. During our time there we enjoyed Spargelzeit, literally “asparagus time.” Those in northwestern Europe enjoy white asparagus, which is cultivated by piling earth on top of asparagus plants as they germinate. The cover … Continue reading

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Slow-Roasted Salmon with Soy-Caramel Sauce, Carrot Puree and Crispy Leeks

It is not true that our oven aestivates. For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, aestivation is a term from biology, defined as “a state of animal dormancy, similar to hibernation, characterized by inactivity and a lowered metabolic rate, … Continue reading

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Grilled Skirt Steak with Poblano Peppers and Onions

We have long been fans of Indian-American chefs. Their familiarity with complex spice and flavor blend has always impressed us. Indeed, chef Julie Sahni was the inspiration for starting our blog several years ago. Now there is another star in … Continue reading

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