Cheddary Sauce by Robin Robertson

Christ is risen! I have been meaning to share this recipe for some time now. Please forgive me for withholding this amazing vegan cheesy recipe. It has been too darn long since I had a phenomenal mac n cheese. I am not surprised that I am posting another recipe from Robin Robertson’s cookbooks. Her recipes…

Springtime Minestrone

Christ is Risen! This has become a recent favorite soup go-to of mine! Summer time is not usually a time one thinks of having a bowl of hot soup but this is simply delicious and not something to miss! It is very easy to make and the ingredients are in season that after making a…

Lettuces, In General

Season: spring – autumn Function: cooling Weight: light – medium Volume: moderate – loud  

Meyer Lemons

Season: autumn – spring Taste: sour – sweet Weight: light volume : moderate – loud Tips: add to your dishes to brighten them up; add at the end of your salad; make ’em as yummy candies!  

Leeks

Season: autumn – spring Taste: sweet Botanical relatives: chives, garlic, onions, shallots Weight: light – medium Volume: quiet Techniques: boil, braise, fry, grill, roast, steam Tips: add early in cooking process I have a fond memory of leeks. The last time I visited my homeland, Poland,  I was about 6 years old. I have vague…

Fiddlehead Ferns

Season: spring Taste: bitter Weight: medium Volume: moderate loud techniques/tips: always serve cooked: blanch, boil, saute, steam  

Dandelion Greens

Season: late spring – early autumn Taste: bitter Weight: medium Volume: moderate Techniques: raw, saute, steam  

Cauliflower

Season: autumn – winter Taste: astringent Botanical relatives: broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, collard greens, kale, kohlrabi Function: cooling Weight: medium volume : moderate Techniques: boil, braise, deep-fry, gratin, puree, raw, roast, saute, simmer, steam The second top-middle photo is pizza crust…made of CAULIFLOWER! Buffalo ‘Cauliflower’ wings! BBQ Cauliflower! Mashed Cauliflower! Roasted Cauliflower! WOW! The endless…

Fava Beans

(AKA Broad Beans, Horse Beans) Season: spring – summer Taste: bitter Weight: light – medium Volume: moderate Techniques: boil, puree, simmer

Asparagus, White

Season: spring Weight: light Volume: quiet – moderate Techniques: blanch, boil, saute, steam Tips: covered to deprive it of sunlight while growing, lighter in flavor and texture than green asparagus