by Amy Chaplin
Martha's Circle

Category Archive for 'appetizer'

The really good organic heirloom tomatoes have just hit the farmer’s market: plump, juicy, tangy and sweet. I know it’s hard at the moment to think of eating a dish that doesn’t revolve around a tomato of some sort, but this tasty beet salad is so good and deliciously refreshing that I had to share […]

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When Sarah Britton of My New Roots and Elenore Bendel Zahn of Earthsprout invited me to take part in their Fabulous Fermentation Week, I was delighted! Last time they collaborated they created this gorgeous raw chocolate, so I think we’re in for a treat this week! One of my favorite fermented foods is kimchi.  I […]

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Grilled fava beans

I made these grilled fava beans a couple of weeks ago when we were upstate celebrating a friend’s birthday. Six of us, including baby Teo rented a house with a large, well-equipped kitchen and outdoor grill. We spent the lovely, warm days lying on the grass under a tree, dabbling in the cool stream which bordered […]

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Socca

When we are blessed with beautiful spring days, my approach to meals changes dramatically. I naturally start thinking of lighter foods and dishes that taste good at room temperature, like marinated beets, tender bitter greens, white bean aioli and flavorful roasted vegetable salads, all of which would be perfect paired with this delicious socca. Recommend […]

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Roasted Chestnuts

  I have been wanting to share something festive and easy to make for the holidays and when I saw chestnuts at the shop today, I wondered how I could have forgotten them. I adore chestnuts and usually roast a tray, cook them with sweet brown rice, or make a soup at least once during […]

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White Bean Aioli

The idea for a white bean aioli came to me when I was trying to think of a good vegan option for mayonnaise on a tempeh burger (recipe in the works). If I was to smear this on a bun, I might thin it out with more olive oil and maybe some lemon juice too. […]

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I served this bruschetta with champagne at the beginning of a special five course dinner and was pleasantly surprised by how much praise it received. The delicate pea flavor is a great way to begin a spring meal or as part of a selection of snacks to enjoy with drinks. Recommend on FacebookTweet about it

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I have to thank my dear friend Rosada for this Paté. Rosada is one of the most creative people and the only cook I know that measures nothing, not even for baking cakes! It’s hard to believe but she does everything by feel  and the results are always delectable. Being in a kitchen with her fills […]

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