Creamy White Asparagus

Every spring, white asparagus makes a brief appearance in most supermarkets. Although it’s been a European delicacy for a long time, white asparagus has lately also become popular in the U.S. So popular in fact, these porcelain-like spears are often hard to find. Like ramps and fiddleheads, they’re considered a rare spring delicacy. When they… Read More

Sour Cherry Pie

“This world is but a cherry fair”, wrote Chaucer, and as I pucker up with a bowl of sour ruby-red cherries at my fingertips, I confer. Thin skinned and intensely flavored, sour cherries are slightly smaller than sweet cherries and boast a truly incomparable juicy-tart flavor. Their season is brief—a few short weeks at the end of June and… Read More

The Promise of Spring

      When flowers bloom, so does hope. Although spring doesn’t mark the beginning of the calendar year, for me it is about new beginnings and celebrating the endless possibilities of the human spirit. At this time of year I can’t help but feel hopeful and even more optimistic than usual about a variety of… Read More