by Amy Chaplin
Martha's Circle

Tag Archive 'spring'

  I made this granola in honor of spring and the strawberries to come. Since it’ll be quite a while until we see the sweet red gems at the green market (on the East coast), I decided to make a granola using dried strawberries. I had forgotten how totally delicious dried strawberries are until recently, […]

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The recent appearance of fresh fava beans at the health food store in my neighborhood was a welcome sight. Although they’re not yet grown locally, they were a sure sign of the lovely spring vegetables to come. Fava beans are a great way to make any simple salad, sautéed greens or grain dish special and […]

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Raspberry smoothie bowl

I’ve been bored with my breakfast routine of late, my usual oatmeal and almond milk just isn’t getting me into the kitchen with much enthusiasm.  Neither is my fall back breakfast: sprouted toast with almond butter. Maybe it’s just that I’m ready for spring to usher in some seasonal inspiration or perhaps, I simply need […]

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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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Vegan white chocolate mousse torte

  Sometimes I need a number of reasons to bake a cake, not just any cake but a truly decadent one — a special occasion cake that incorporates delicious ingredients like: raw cacao powder, raw cacao butter, almond meal, vanilla beans, coconut and strawberries. Recommend on FacebookTweet about it

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I was planning to create a new asparagus recipe to celebrate the first organic asparagus to arrive at the green market today. But when I pulled this lovely purple bunch from the fridge, I decided to share the way I eat it most often, roasted. I know roasting asparagus is not new to many of […]

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I have such fond memories of making this breakfast pilaf in my sister’s sunny yellow kitchen when I was staying with her last summer. I thought of making it now because it’s a good in-between-weather breakfast: not too wintery like some of my other breakfast recipes and not too summery like this favorite. The pilaf […]

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Polenta with ramps and peas

The arresting yellow color and aroma of open daffodils beside me, the blinding white blossom outside, slowly giving way to green leaves and the fresh cool breeze entering through the just open window, is a delightful reminder of what’s to come. Since it’s still chilly out a comforting bowl of warm polenta topped with the […]

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salad for a crowd

This salad is a perfect way to use up the odd root vegetable or few that may be lying around your kitchen or fridge drawer. I’ve used red and gold beets, carrots and sweet potatoes here but winter squash, parsnip and turnips work really well too. As the title suggests this is also a great […]

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When I arrived home from a trip to Blooming Hill Farm last weekend, my bags were full of a lovely assortment of late spring produce: spinach, sorrel, green garlic, red scallions, thyme, strawberries and a pot of lavender. I was finding it hard to put the vegetables away as I wanted to admire them, looking […]

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