BLT Flatbread

BLT Flatbread

These flatbreads are a great way to start a party and delicious enough to be the main course. If you don’t eat meat, leave the bacon off and add some slices of roasted eggplant. We precook the bacon in this recipe as the short time spent in the oven is not long enough to cook it. If you prefer, bake these on a baking sheet in a very hot oven (500℉) for about 10 minutes.

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Sprouty Temaki Sushi

Sprouty Temaki Sushi

Sushi may seen like a complicated thing to try to make at home, but temaki sushi, also called a “hand roll,” is easy to assemble. And honestly, even badly made rolls still taste great! Choose whatever fillings you like from the list below or improvise and use bits of leftovers in your fridge. This rice cooking method is nontraditional, but results in firm, just-sticky-enough rice. Makes about 8 rolls.

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Grilled Rhubarb-Glazed Quail on Candied Radish and Scallions

Grilled Rhubarb-Glazed Quail on Candied Radish and Scallions

Quail isn’t something we cook often, but it’s a great bird to add to your repertoire. It’s quick and easy to cook, and it looks very impressive on the plate. Although there are many components to this dish, much of the prep work can be done ahead of time. For a different springtime presentation, the quail and rhubarb essence would also be fantastic with grilled Hadley grass!

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Make Bouillon While the Sun Shines

Make Bouillon While the Sun Shines

Frozen ground and the first snow quiet my squirrely stockpiling instincts and wood-stacking ambitions. Hypnotic snowflake lullabies coax me into my cave for hibernation. This surrendering feels like an arrival. In March, flowing sap tickles my food storage impulses, burying treasures in full crescendo until late October. Then, at some unpredictable moment, the point of no return hits, or so I would like to imagine, where no more work can be done and it’s time to tuck in and pillage the larder.

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