All posts tagged: Lemon

Lemon-Dill Viola Asparagus with Belgium Endive

Lemon-Dill Viola Asparagus with Belgium Endive

For me, asparagus signals the start of spring! The first signs are the purple and white varieties popping up at the farmers markets everywhere. I absolutely love viola asparagus. Combined with Belgium endive in a tangy lemon-dill dressing, it makes a perfect side dish or salad. Viola asparagus is similar in appearance and flavor to […]

Mediterranean Orzo with Tuna, Artichokes, Parsley and Mint

Mediterranean Orzo with Tuna, Artichokes, Parsley and Mint

Spring is here, and it’s the perfect time to infuse your table with the tastes of the Mediterranean. There is nothing more Mediterranean, than fresh, sunny, coastal flavors. Simplicity paired with quality ingredients is the centerpiece of this tasty combination of orzo tossed with tuna, artichokes, sweet pointed red pepper, capers and herbs in a […]

Roasted Tomato, Artichoke & Bocconcini Salad in a Lemon Caper Dressing

Roasted Cherry Tomato, Artichoke and Bocconcini in a Lemon Caper Dressing

Roasting tomatoes brings out their rich and sweet flavor, and in this salad, roasted cherry tomatoes are combined with artichokes, the tasty ones, the ones found at your favorite delicatessen or gourmet food store — yes, raise your hand if you love artichokes! All this together with fresh, delicate buffalo mozzarella (bocconcini), tossed in lemon […]

Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breasts with Lemon and Sage

Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breasts with Lemon and Sage

Easy eating at its best! This is one of those no nonsense recipes that is quick, requires little effort and turns out delicious. Tender chicken breasts are seasoned with salt and pepper, sprinkled with lemon zest and wrapped with fresh sage and salty prosciutto, then sautéed to golden brown perfection. Sounds easy doesn’t it? It […]

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

I have to proudly say, that these are delightful muffins! They are moist, tender, delicate, and bursting with lemon flavor and poppy seeds. Absolutely SCRUMPTIOUS! These healthy muffins contain whole wheat flour, yogurt and very little sugar. I decided that half a cup of organic cane sugar divided by twelve muffins doesn’t amount to much, […]

Asparagus and Mango Salad

Asparagus 3-Ways

Asparagus is so delicious with its wonderfully subtle flavor that seems to work well with almost anything. It’s a great addition to any summer salad and makes for a tasty side dish with almost any meal. Here are 3 simple recipes for asparagus. All of which are very summery and fresh tasting — and of […]

Sicilian-Style Romanesco with Capers and Lemon

Sicilian-Style Romanesco with Capers and Lemon

It may seem new to some of us, but actually romanesco has actually been around forever! Forever as in ages, ages as in 16th century Italy. Like I said, forever. A cross between broccoli and cauliflower, it’s unapologetically captivating. I mean, really, it’s structure is quite a marvel. Such a marvel that I could even […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Breadcrumbs and Lemon

Think you don’t like brussels sprouts? Just like vegemite and marmite, they seem to conjure up reactions of love or hate. And of course they have their avid haters. Actually, they have topped the list of most hated vegetable in America and been equally vilified by the Brits despite their faithful appearance each winter at […]

Pasta with Smoked Trout in a Creamy Lemon-Dill Sauce

What I love about this recipe, other than the ingredients (smoked trout, pine nuts, yum!) is that it can be pulled together so quickly. The essentials are smoked fish, garlic, lemon, dill and pasta with some olive oil, wine, and crème fraîche to bind them together in a delicious and tangy sauce. Topped with a […]

Lemon Chicken with Fennel and Artichokes

This is a wonderfully simple dish, filled with an amazing array of bright and briny flavors that create something so simple and wow so good! Artichoke hearts, fennel, capers, garlic, lemon slices plus a generous sprinkle of freshly grated parmesan add so much flavor to juicy and tender braised chicken breasts. I only wish I […]

Lemon Anchovy Dressing

On a recent trip to Aix de Provence, I had an amazing yet simple Provencal style salad consisting of Belgium endives in a lemony anchovy dressing. I know anchovies aren’t for everyone but if they are good quality and packed in a decent quality olive oil their taste positively stands out from the rest of […]

Pasta with Smoked Sardines and Lemon

This was one of those unintendedly successful dinners. I had planned to make a nice homemade corn chowder, however that takes time. Yes, the kind with real corn and soaked black beans. The no shortcuts kinda corn chowder. And actually the kind of chowder, sans the chowder, since what defines chowder is that’s it’s actually […]

Braised Chicken with Dried Figs, Honey and Lemon

I have always been a fan of fresh figs and this summer stumbled across dried ones at my favorite local Turkish shop. I tried them stuffed with gorgonzola and wrapped in prosciutto baked in the oven. Wow. Simply delicious. So when my favorite Schwabe and I recently travelled to the beautiful Peloponnese region of Greece, […]

Zucchini Lemon Couscous

Couscous makes for a brilliant alternative to rice or everyday noodles. It’s versatile and easy to prepare, requiring little more than the addition of hot water and fluffing with a fork. Originating from North Africa, as Morocco’s answer to what the Italians had long enjoyed, it’s also made from durum wheat flour, however rolled into […]

Whole Atlantic Striped Sea Bass with Lemon & Herbs

Not all sea bass is on the verge of extinction. The North Atlantic striped sea bass that has been hand-line caught or trapped is okay, but not Atlantic sea bass that’s been bottom-trawled or caught in the southern Atlantic. Yes, it’s complicated. It is caught in the North Atlantic, from Norway to Senegal. Previously overfished, […]

Quinoa and Lemon Soup

I first tried this soup on a trip to Greece and have loved it ever since. Called Avgolemono (literally meaning egg and lemon), it’s surprisingly yummy. I say surprisingly, as even I would have thought a soup based on the combination of broth, lemon and eggs to be rather…well, strange and a little unappetizing. Wrong […]

Salmon with Lemon and Herbs

A classic Mediterranean combination of lemon, thyme, lemon balm (lemon verbena leaves) and tarragon add a certain depth of flavor to an otherwise elegantly simple dish. Using fresh ingredients there is tons of flavor ideal and this salmon recipe is moist, tastes amazing and makes for a super easy, quick dinner dish. Serve with a […]