Gabrielle Langholtz is the former editor of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan.

DIY DINNER: Classic Roasted Leg of Lamb

Long Way on a Little: An Earth Lover’s Companion for Enjoying Meat, Pinching Pennies and Living Deliciously is my new bible on grass-fed meat. Much more than a cookbook, it’s a serious text on buying, cooking and overall understanding pastured meats. Joel Salatin says the book, “should grace every omnivore’s kitchen – open, stained, spattered and loved.” I plan to get mine splattered pronto, starting with this recipe.

DIY APPETIZER: Catalan Pea Shoots

Peas are showing up on purportedly locavore menus around town, but honest local pods won’t debut at Greenmarket for another month or so. Until then, we like to pre-game with PEA SHOOTS, which are literally popping up all over and contain the true taste of the finished product, minus the waiting.