Courses

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.

DIY DRINKS: Warm Spiced Ginger Tea

If this warm, then cold, then warm, then freezing weather has affected you like it has us, your throat is aching and you feel more like cuddling up under a blanket than picnicking in the park. This recipe for Warm Spiced Ginger Tea is the perfect remedy for the where-is-spring blues.