Blackberries

It's Blackberry Season!
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Tomatoes!

Fresh Tomato and Feta Salad
 
A Greek-inspired version of the beautifully simple combination of tomato and fresh cheese.
 
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Black Bean and Bulgher Salad With Asparagus, Arugula and Strawberries

Black Bean and Bulgher Salad With Asparagus, Arugula and Strawberries
 
A very good lunch salad on its own or with some good bread.
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Fiddlehead Fern

Sautéed Fiddleheads With Garlic

 
The immature shoots of a particular North American fern. They are a little sharp and delightfully crunchy if not overcooked. They should start to make an appearance at local stores and markets. Look for them!
 
 
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Meat is Soooo Boring!

     The typical American meal is a meat centerpiece with a couple of vegetable side dishes, one of them usually potatoes. The side vegetable portion is usually about three ounces. There are really only six or seven types of protein (with some subtle variations) to choose from and the standard Midwestern diet relies almost entirely on three or four. There are countless types of vegetables. We've relegated the largest portion of our foodstuffs to an afterthought on our plates
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