Serves 4 to 6
-2 lbs. extra-small Yukon Gold potatoes
-1 lemon, juiced and zested
-1/3 c. olive oil
-1 t. sugar
-5 oz. fresh baby spinach, well-washed
-2/3 c. flat-leaf parsley, leaves only and loosely packed
-2/3 c. fresh dill, fronds only and loosely packed
-3 shallots, peeled and thinly sliced
-Flaky salt and freshly ground black pepper
Heat a large pot of water to boiling and salt the water generously. Add the potatoes and cook for 15 to 18 minutes, or until they are quite tender and creamy. Slit each potato in half and return them to the pot.
In a measuring cup whisk together the lemon juice, zest, olive oil and sugar. Whisk until well-combined; it will be thick and opaque yellow. Pour over the hot potatoes and stir gently until the potatoes are coated with dressing.
Slice the spinach leaves into thin ribbons. Mince the parsley leaves (discarding the stems) and the dill fronds as well. Add the spinach, parsley, dill, and shallots to the potatoes, and toss gently. The spinach and herbs will wilt as they are combined with the hot potatoes.
Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed. Serve hot, warm or cold. Enjoy!
Makes 4 servings
-about 4 cups vegetable oil for frying
-1 bu. curly parsley, coarse stems discarded
-1 small lemon, thinly sliced crosswise
-8 (6-inch) corn tortillas, warmed
– lemon wedges
Heat 1 1/2 inches oil to 375° in a 2 1/2- to 3-quart saucepan, then fry parsley (use caution; oil will spatter
so make sure the parsley is dried very well after washing) until leaves are dark green, about 45 seconds.
Transfer with a slotted spoon to several layers of paper towels and season with salt.
Return oil to 375°, then fry lemon slices, stirring occasionally, until golden in spots, 1 to 2 minutes.
Transfer to paper towels and season with salt. Serve parsley and lemon wrapped in tortillas. Enjoy!
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-1 med. shallot, finely chopped
-1 t. finely grated lemon zest
-¼ c. fresh lemon juice
-1 T. white wine vinegar
-¼ c. olive oil
-8 oz. sugar snap peas (~ 2 cups), trimmed, thinly sliced on a diagonal into ½-inch pieces
-1 bu. radishes (~ 12), trimmed, thinly sliced
-4 med. Persian cucumbers, quartered lengthwise, cut crosswise into ½-inch pieces
-1 romaine heart, quartered lengthwise, cut crosswise into
-½ med. head of radicchio, cut crosswise into ½-inch pieces
-6 oz. feta, crumbled (~ 1½ cups)
-1½ c. torn dill fronds
-Freshly ground black pepper
Mix shallot, lemon zest, lemon juice, and vinegar in a large bowl.
Let sit 10 minutes, then mix in oil. Set vinaigrette aside.
Meanwhile, mix a palmful of salt into a medium bowl of ice water; add peas. Let sit 10 minutes, then drain and pat dry (this makes them super crisp).
Add peas, radishes, cucumbers, romaine, and radicchio to bowl with reserved vinaigrette; toss well to coat.
Add feta and dill, season with salt and pepper, and toss again to combine. Transfer to a platter to serve. Enjoy!
Serves 4-6 pancakes
-1¾ c. flour
-3 T. brown sugar
-1 T. baking powder
-½ t. baking soda
-½ t. salt
-¼ c. vegetable oil
-1 t. vanilla extract
-1¼ c. of buttermilk
-½ c. chopped strawberries
-½ t. lavender
Strawberry Lavender Topping
-10 oz. strawberries
-½ c. sugar
-½ T. lemon juice
-1 t. vanilla
-¼ c. water
-½ t. lavender
Wash and dice strawberries. Preheat a sauce pot over medium heat. Add diced strawberries, water, and lemon juice. Let it cook for a couple of minutes and stir in sugar and vanilla. Cook over medium for about 10 minutes, stirring often. Add lavender and cook for a couple more minutes. Take off heat.
Pancakes Whisk together the wet pancake ingredients until combined. Whisk in the dry ingredients until smooth and stir in diced strawberries.Let the batter stand for about 10 minutes. (This is a good time to preheat your cooking pan on medium heat.)
Cook the pancakes, in the preheated pan, for a couple of minutes on each side. Check the pancakes by pressing lightly in the center, if it’s firm the pancakes are done. Top with strawberries. Enjoy!
-½ c. green lentils
-3 T. olive oil, divided
-½ bu. greens, such as spinach, kale, Swiss chard, dandelions…, bottom stems trimmed
-Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
-1 15-oz. can chickpeas, rinsed
-4 cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered if large (or sub something seasonal)
-1 T. Parmesan or sharp cheddar, cut into small dice
-1 lemon, halved
Cook lentils in a medium pot of salted water until tender, 10–15 minutes; drain and let cool.
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add greens and cook, stirring occasionally, until wilted and bright green, about 3 min.
Season with salt and pepper. Combine lentils, chickpeas, and remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a medium bowl; season with salt and pepper.
Divide among 2 bowls and top with greens, tomatoes, and Parmesan. Squeeze lemon over. Enjoy!
-1-2 inch piece of fresh ginger, coarsely chopped
-2 T. white miso
-3 T. tahini
-1/2 c. water
-3 T. fresh lemon juice
-5 oz. baby Asian salad mixed greens with mizuna (or use your mizuna with lettuce and/or other greens)
-1 sm. radish, sliced into 1/8-inch-thick rounds
-1 carrot, cut into 2-inch-long slender sticks
-2 green onions (white part only), chopped
For the dressing, place ginger, miso, tahini, water and lemon juice in a blender and blend until completely smooth. The consistency should be similar to cream.
Strain the dressing through a fine sieve to remove ginger fibers.
For the salad, divide greens among serving plates. Arrange radish and carrot on top, then sprinkle with scallions.
Drizzle one to two tablespoons of dressing over each salad and serve. Enjoy!
-1 sm./med. bunch of kale rabe
-2 T. olive oil, or more if you like
-3 or more cloves garlic, sliced
-a couple of pinches of red pepper flakes
-a couple of squeezes of lemon (about a 1/2 lemon)
-1/4 cup chicken/vegetable broth (ideally homemade)
Rinse and chop your rabe. If there are any woody stems, remove them. Stems should be tender and green and flowers/leaves vibrant and not yellowing from age.
Start the olive oil in a heavy saute pan over medium heat. Add your garlic slices and red pepper, and saute them just enough to flavor the oil, but not to brown the garlic.
Add your chopped rabe, a couple handfuls at a time (add flowers last) and stir to mix with oil and flavorants. Add a few splashes of broth now and again to keep greens moist. You do not want the greens to brown, but sort of steam/braise. We’re talking about 10 minutes total here. Sometimes I put the lid on for a bit at this point to soften them further, then remove to reduce liquid.
Squeeze lemon and stir a few more times. Add salt to taste. Serve. Enjoy!
-1/2 c. mayonnaise
-2 T.Dijon mustard
-1 T. fresh lemon juice
-2 T. chopped parsley
-1 lb. celery root – quartered, peeled, and coarsely grated just before mixing
-1/2 tart green apple, peeled, cored & julienned
-Salt and freshly ground pepper
Combine the mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice and parsley in a medium-sized bowl. Fold in the celery root and apple and season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour. Enjoy!
-1 lb. beets, peeled and cut into matchsticks
-2 med. onions, sliced into half-moons
-2 lg. carrots, peeled and cut into matchsticks
-3/4 lb. green cabbage, cut thinly into shreds
-2 T. olive oil
-5 c. vegetable stock
-Juice of 1/2 a lemon
-Salt to taste
-Coarsely ground black pepper
-Sour cream (optional, omit for vegan soup)
-Finely chopped parsley or chives (optional, for garnish)
Peel and cut the onions, carrots, and beets (alternatively, shred the carrots and beets using the shredding blade of a food processor) and sauté over medium heat in the olive oil with a pinch of salt in a large soup pot. Reserve a small amount of beet to grate and add near the end to enliven the color.
In the meantime, bring the vegetable stock to a boil. When the vegetables are soft (about 5 minutes), add the shredded cabbage and the hot stock. Bring to a boil and simmer 15-25 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
With a few minutes left, add the reserved grated beet. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then squeeze in the lemon juice, aiming for a pleasing but subtle sour taste. Serve with freshly grated black pepper, a dollop of sour cream, and chopped parsley, if desired. Enjoy!
Serves 12 as a side
-3/4 c. finely chopped parsley
-1 1/2 t. minced garlic plus 2 thinly sliced garlic cloves
-1 T. finely grated lemon zest plus 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
-1/2 c. plus 2 T. extra-virgin olive oil
-4 shallots, halved and thinly sliced (3/4 cup)
-1 1/2 lb. green cabbage, cored and sliced 1/4 inch thick (9 cups)
-1 1/2 lb. collard greens, stems discarded, leaves sliced
1/4 inch thick (12 cups)
-3/4 t. crushed red pepper
In a small bowl, combine the parsley, minced garlic, lemon zest, 3 tablespoons of the lemon juice and 6 tablespoons of the olive oil. Season with salt and black pepper and mix well.
In a large pot, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Add the shallots and sliced garlic and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until light golden, about 5 minutes.
Add the green cabbage, collard greens and the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and season with salt and black pepper.
Cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until the collards and cabbage are wilted and crisp-tender, 7 to 8 minutes. Stir in the crushed red pepper and the remaining 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Transfer the greens to a platter, top with the gremolata and serve. Enjoy!