by Amy Chaplin
Martha's Circle

Monthly Archive for June, 2009

Strawberry Custard Tart

I have a visitor arriving tonight; she’s one of my oldest friends. Our connection began at her kitchen table when I was four years old and she was a mother of three. I used to draw pictures while she cooked and baked for the many children and friends that passed through her home. Now she’s […]

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“What do you eat for breakfast?” It’s a question I have been asked for years, especially by people wanting to incorporate healthier foods into their diet. Since I love breakfast I always have a lot of suggestions. Soaked oats and chia seeds with almond milk and berries was what I found myself eating through the really […]

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Tonight, I am going over to my friend Susan’s for dinner; it is always a pleasure to share meals, prosecco and conversation on her lovely terrace. Susan Simon is an author of many wonderful cookbooks and a catering extraordinaire. In the 10 years that I have known her she has taught me a lot about […]

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Remember I mentioned soaking quinoa last week? Well since it is in the title of this blog I feel the need to give you the recipe for the way I cook it. As you know I soak it, any where from 6 hours to over night. Soaking allows grains to begin the sprouting process, therefore […]

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Asparagus Soup

Today is an exciting day because I went up to Union Square farmers market to gather ingredients and inspiration for my first post! My enthusiasm and hunger increased as soon as I hit the first stand heavy with an abundance of asparagus, peas and strawberries…already my mind was spinning trying to figure out what to […]

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