Radishes, with their own Greens

Why don’t we eat radish tops more often? Maybe because the greens, strangled by rubber bands, often look half-dead in stores. At the market, though, we’ve lately seen radishes with nice leafy tops – and they’re delicious. So this week’s recipe in our Waste-Not series uses the whole radish, from top and bottom. To store radish greens in the fridge: slice leaves from the radishes, […]

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Asparagus and Scallions

Falmouth Farmers Market Asparagus & Scallions

This week, with luck, we’ll have asparagus at the market. There tend to be two camps when it comes to prepping asparagus. Snappers and Peelers. Bend asparagus and it will break where it’s tender, say the Snappers. Peel the stems and you’ll gain an extra inch or more of delicious asparagus, say the Peelers. We’re going with the Peelers in this recipe. Either way – […]

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Bluefish, Corn, Chipotle Sandwich

Bluefish, Corn, Chipotle Sandwich

Spanking fresh bluefish is often available from the Machaca. For this week’s sandwich, we’re giving the fish a hint of smoke and pairing it with summer corn. Corn salad, enough for 2 sandwiches: 1 ear of  fresh corn squeeze of lime juice 1Tbs. sliced scallion greens 1 Tbs. mayonnaise, home-made or Hellmann’s 1 Tbs. sliced cilantro leaves For each sandwich: […]

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Strawberries-and-Cream Sandwich

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Per Sandwich: 2 slices good white bread, e.g Pain D’Avignon’s white French Pullman unsalted or very lightly salted butter 3-4 ripe strawberries, thickly sliced 1-2 Tbs. sugar 2 Tbs. or so whipped cream Thoroughly butter two pieces of bread. The butter acts as water-proofing. Cover one piece with sliced strawberries. Sprinkle with sugar (for crunch as much as for taste.) […]

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Parsley and Garlic Scape Butter

Cut 1 stick unsalted butter into 8 pieces and let soften at room temperature. Mash with 2 Tbs. finely chopped parsley and 1 tsp. or so of finely grated tender garlic scape (or smidge of grated garlic clove.) Add a squeeze of lemon juice, a pinch of finely grated lemon zest, crunchy salt. Pack into a crock, cover and refrigerate. […]

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Roasted asparagus, hazelnut butter, Parmesan shavings

Roasted Asparagus

Roasting has become a favorite way to cook asparagus. (Lining the baking tray with parchment makes for quick clean-up.) Roasted asparagus is delicious just as it comes, but here’s a way to dress it up. Rich enough to make a meal for 2 or a hearty appetizer for at least 4 people. Roasted asparagus, hazelnut butter, Parmesan shavings 1 bunch […]

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Egg-in-the-Hole

Per person: 1 egg 1 slice white, rye or light whole-wheat bread ½ Tablespoon room-temperature butter ½ Tablespoon or so olive oil salt and freshly-ground pepper Crack your egg into a little cup. Butter bread on both sides. Stamp out a 2 to 2 ½ inch circle from the middle of the bread with a glass rim or cookie cutter. […]

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