springtime lentil & roasted potato salad

“It is a truth universally acknowledged…” So begins Pride and Prejudice, and while I mean no disrespect to my lady Jane, I feel that her immortal first line–touting, as it does, an early-19th century view of women and marriage–is due for an upgrade. In that spirit, here are some variations that feel a little more relevant to my life…

radish, asparagus & blueberry salad

My absolute favorite blogger, Joy the Baker, reminded me last week that inspiration matters, and that as a food blogger I should share what inspires me with my dear readers. So here goes: the tale of how a slow morning at work gave birth to the salad of my dreams. In the beginning, there was…

springtime orzo salad

Because this orzo salad brings together a trio of delightful spring vegetables (radish, snap peas, and green peas), I wanted to begin with a few lines of springtime poetry, perhaps a nice Mary Oliver or a pensive Robert Frost. But unfortunately, the poetry class I’ve taken this semester on W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot and Ezra…

radish & cucumber sandwiches with gingery cream cheese

At last! Michigan is settling into springtime, and I know your social calendar is filling up with garden parties. (I’ve actually never been to a garden party, but I love the image these two words invoke: parasols, tea cups, strolls among the rose bushes, etc.) If you are one of the lucky ones with a garden party…

the ravishing radish

I’d like to take a moment to put the radish in the much-needed spotlight. Sure, those little red globes are a staple of the store-bought veggie platter, but in my experience at social functions, the poor radish is usually among the last vegetables left rolling around the plate at the end of the night (along…