Monthly Archives: May 2014

Rhubarb Meringue Tart

One day I’ll achieve the “stiff peak” stage of meringue-whisking by hand. Until I acquire a shiny copper bowl and rock-solid forearms, though, I’ll keep borrowing electric blenders from my high-tech friends. Ruby red rhubarb season is at an end, … Continue reading

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Lemon Asparagus Farinata (Chickpea Flatbread)

Ah asparagus, kingpin of fleeting seasonal veggies—when its tender green spears shoot from the English soil straight into the canvas totes of rabidly early farmers market risers, everyone knows it’s the month of May. How did a year manage to … Continue reading

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Birthday Mayonnaise & Curried Egg Salad

You might recall our household’s thing for cacti. When a dear cactus-crazed friend and flatmate has a birthday, find one as tall as she is and decorate it with origami bananas. If she also happens to be a mayo connoisseur extraordinaire, make some from … Continue reading

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