Green Split Pea Soup with Turmeric-Wilted Onions

In international recognition of the importance of legumes as a food group, the United Nations declared 2016 the Year of the Pulse. Its an honorific shout out to the large family of good-for-you dried legumes that include split peas, or lentils, or dal, as they are called in India. These pulses grow prodigiously around the …

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French Lentils with Scallions and Feta Cheese

Around the world, in colors ranging from brown to yellow, green, white (!), and red, lentils provide culinary goodness across the courses–appetizers to entrees. A salad/side dish of lentils with scallions and feta cheese is by now almost iconic in my repertoire, starting from the beginning of my shop, Pig-by-the-Tail, to countless picnics, backyard barbecues, … Continue reading French Lentils with Scallions and Feta Cheese

Fresh Fava Beans with Leeks and Lacy Parmesan Cheese Crisps

Fava beans are one of my very favorite vegetables, or rather, vegetations. Like grapes and fennel, favas are a “nose-to-tail” plant, and they have two(!) seasons. Sow them in early spring for a late spring-to-summer crop and again in late summer for a fall harvest. You can pick their tender leaves to use in a salad. Then, … Continue reading Fresh Fava Beans with Leeks and Lacy Parmesan Cheese Crisps