Caramelized Onion and Potato Tart

SLice of onion potato tart with whole tart in background and a glass of rose

A free form caramelized onion tart robust with potatoes and brightened with crème fraiche and thyme. Plus the scientific key to perfect caramelized onions with the Maillard reaction.

Warm Farro Salad with Spring Vegetables

Two plates of farro salad and flowers on a table

Asparagus and favas in a warm farro salad base, tossed with some mint and lemon for a light meal highlighting the best in early spring vegetables.

Radicchio and Caramelized Onion Flatbread

Baked and cut radicchio flatebread

A chewy, thick crust flatbread pizza with creamy cheeses, sweet onions, and seasoned radicchio. And some notes on flavours in dough – because of yeast!

Roasted Vegetables and Chickpeas with Pita

A couple of months ago, I gave you a multitude of ways to make pita/flatbread, but no serving ideas. So now I’m remedying that with some lightly roasted vegetables, seasoned with olive oil and paprika for a Mediterranean flair. I hate to use the terms easy or quick too frequently as others might associate dishes with a different difficult level than I do, but this is something that can be put together in under 30 minutes (assuming you already have the bread made or bought). When we ate this it was without any extras, but there are certainly things you…Continue Reading

Onion and Wine Jam

The second farm stand in the area has opened this week! And unlike my earlier prediction, snap peas actually came before asparagus this year. I always love snap peas from farm stands. These aren’t the anemic things from the grocery store that are just a vehicle to ferry dip to your mouth when they sit on vegetable platters, these are the full bodied perfection of snap peas. Sweet and filling, I almost always buy multiple bags at a time. They make great snacks to munch on while doing computer work. But the other available produce includes the requisite spring onions.…Continue Reading