by Amy Chaplin
Martha's Circle

Category Archive for 'Salads'

During the last photo shoot for my cookbook we focused on my pantry and  capturing ingredient glossary shots. For these, I needed to have all my favorite beans on hand; since many are heirloom beans, I made a big order from Rancho Gordo in California.  They have the best range or runner beans, which are […]

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If you’re looking for a refreshing salad to add brightness to your Thanksgiving meal, this one will work perfectly. It has a lively, bitter bite from the mustard and watercress, lots of crisp, juicy texture from shaved kohlrabi and a touch of sweet from the apple. I usually don’t go for fruit in savory salads, […]

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Firstly, I’m sorry for the lack of posting going on around here!  It’s been a busy last few months including a 4-week trip to Australia, shooting the cover for my book and a big round of book edits.  Please know that I’ve really missed sharing recipes with all of you and the feeling of connectedness […]

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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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Millet is a quirky grain: with a sunny yellow color and perfect round shape, it fluffs up perfectly when cooked, but quickly becomes dry as it cools. Raw, it smells slightly sweet, milky and almost musky.  It’s the kind of smell that makes me want to bake breakfast-y things like my mother’s milk pudding.  To […]

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The end of winter is a challenging time to find fresh, good-looking veggies in New York.  The stored roots are getting old, and most of the produce that’s shipped from all across the continent understandably lacks the vital freshness that instantly inspires meals. I find that steaming cheers up any selection of vegetables you have […]

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I’m so excited to tell you all what I have been up to. I started writing my first cookbook this past summer and have been busy testing and shooting recipes for the last 6 months. It has been, and continues to be a deeply inspiring and challenging experience that I’m over the moon to be […]

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Autumn quinoa salad

October in New York is my absolute favorite time of year to cook. The green market is full of robust, dark leafy greens, sweet winter squash, sweet corn and peppers. It’s chilly enough outside to welcome the warmth from veggies roasting in the oven inside, yet not too cold for a room temperature salad like […]

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I’m back in the swing of things after spending half of August in lovely Nantucket. I wanted to share a simple recipe before fall swoops us up and a pot of soup is on the stove, which isn’t far off! Recommend on FacebookTweet about it

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Aduki beans seem to be the last bean on my mind, and therefore plate once the weather gets hot. I usually find them more appealing in wintery soups and stews or simmered with squash and ginger in the fall. Somehow I forget to adapt them for the summery months, but I never overlook how especially […]

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