May 25th, 2012

Matzo in May?

Memorial Day is hot on our heels. Summer has been seeping into our wet spring weather in bits and spurts, but will be playing for keeps in just a matter of weeks. That means beach days, air-conditioning and matzo ball soup? Actually, yes. Matzo is seasonally malleable and a perfect conduit for summer’s essential flavors: […]

November 17th, 2010

Chicken Soup for the Soul

I’ve been known to use my prowess in the kitchen to fix any number of ailments: from sweet beets that have helped to mend my broken heart to hourglass pears that have eased my melancholy about summer’s descent into fall, I find cooking and eating to be as accomplished at soothing my worries as it […]

May 10th, 2008

Asparagus Soup & Salad

It’s gorgeous outside. And though summer’s true vegetable rock stars (sweet corn on the cob, lipstick red tomatoes, and bundles of fresh basil) aren’t yet packin’ ‘em in at Union Square, the farmer’s market is beginning to take shape and get busy. Really busy. Ramps are wild (literally) but you have to get there early, […]

February 13th, 2008

Take Stock, Chicken That Is

I pledge this to be the last of the cheap, chicken, winter recipes I’ll dish out for awhile. Winter grays and bank account blues made January seem like the month to make the most of the ubiquitous bird occasionally served a la King or as Cordon Bleu, but more often enjoyed by the masses out […]

September 30th, 2007

Tomato-Lemon Soup with Orzo

Today felt gray. The sky was in fact speckled with sunshine, but a cool breeze beckoned sweaters and socks and made me feel automatically autumnal. There’s no better pairing to sweater and sock weather than soup and sandwich, and no better soup and sandwich combo than tomato and grilled cheese. This easy, hearty, zippy meal […]

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