opener romaine

Somewhere recently, I had the most delicious grilled romaine lettuce–it was cut lengthwise, and grilled, probably in a wood-burning oven. I tried copying this the other night, and it worked pretty well. I just drizzled it with olive oil, and sprinkled it with coarse salt and pepper, and put it in the oven at 350 […]

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The Australians seem to have the best knack for making salads—they put in such a surprising mix of things that are always so good, and so colorful. This weekend our friend Emma made this perfect salad with watermelon, avocado, arugula, and toasted sliced almonds on top. In this period before we have an abundance to […]

ricotta salad

Our friend Anna brought this amazing salad to a dinner party last weekend—it was so fantastic—we had to get the recipe from her. It’s from an Australian cookbook called Where the Heart Is, by Karen Martini. It’s such a good cookbook (Anna lent it to us) but it’s impossible to find (for less than an […]

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