1 cup finely chopped white and pale green part of leek, washed well 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 pound boiling potatoes 4 cups chicken broth 2 cups water 1/2 pound fresh sorrel, stems discarded Read on!
1 pound carrots, cut into 3 1/2- by 1/3-inch sticks 1 1/4 cups water 1 cup cider vinegar 1/4 cup sugar 2 garlic cloves, lightly crushed 1 1/2 tablespoons dill seeds 1 1/2 tablespoons salt Blanch carrots in a Read on!
1 small seedless watermelon, peeled & cut into chunks 1 fresh lemongrass stalk* 3 tablespoons finely chopped shallot 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped peeled fresh ginger 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic 1 1/2 tablespoons mild olive oil 1 small Read on!
3 cups 2-inch chunks watermelon, seeded 1 cup crumbled feta cheese Coarsely ground black pepper to taste 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes (optional) In a large bowl, combine the watermelon, feta, and a few generous grindings of black pepper. For Read on!
3 small red potatoes, scrubbed 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard Salt and freshly ground black pepper 7 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 cups cleaned and dried mixed lettuces or sorrel leaves 3 hard boiled Read on!
1/2 lb green beans, trimmed 1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup sour cream 1 1/2 teaspoons red-wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black Read on!
1/2 lb green beans, trimmed and cut diagonally into 1/2-inch pieces 1/4 cup pecans, toasted 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated fresh lemon zest 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil Cook beans in a Read on!
Topping: 1 cup all purpose flour 6 tablespoons (packed) golden brown sugar 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Filling: 2 large eggs 1 cup crème Read on!
2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 1/2 pounds medium turnips, trimmed and left unpeeled 1 tablespoon chopped thyme 1/2 tablespoon chopped savory 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt Rounded 1/8 teaspoon cayenne 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup grated parmesan Preheat Read on!