The early spring foraging in our area is starting to round down now. The morels were overheated by the ridiculous heat wave last week, the fiddleheads have long passed and the leeks, while still around aren’t as good now. And these are just a few of my favorite things. While I’m sad to see it go, I’m also excited for all the wonderful veggies about to be available in the garden.
It’s a pretty awesome thing when morels just pop up in your back yard. It happened last year as well, but honestly, I didn’t expect that kind of luck twice. There were even more of them this year, which is super exciting. I’m not holding out hope for next year so as not to be disappointed. I know that I’m eventually going to have to learn how to actually find these guys out in the wild, but for now, this works. [Read more…]
Ah, fiddlehead season. It comes and goes in the blink of an eye. Literally, if you start to see those little leaves unfurl you have a day maybe two to get those little curls before they are all open and bitter. It’s for this reason that I love growing them at my house. It allows me to know exactly when to start foraging in our area.
Dal is a traditionally Indian dish that has a tendency to look a little different depending on whose home you’re in. It’s kind of like tomato sauce in Italy. Every family has “their” recipe and it’s the best one you’ll ever have, according to them, anyway.
These are the kinds of recipes that I love. They are rustic and homey and so, so comforting. I may not have any Mideast or Asian genes in me (but really who knows these things?), but I can still appreciate all the feels that this dish brings. It was a welcome comfort after the wild weekend and stressful week that happened last week. [Read more…]
I already told you about this meal in a heartfelt post last week, but I only posted the fish portion of the meal. Today we are talking about the French Style Potato Salad with Green Beans that you got a sneak peek at previously.