Arugula green garlic pesto.

arugula green garlic pesto recipe

A glut of overgrown arugula in my garden โ€” combined with some beautiful green garlic I scored at the farmers’ market โ€” went into a big batch of spring arugula and garlic pesto this week. It’s fantastic over pasta, or as a condiment for grilled Italian sausages and new potatoes. Get the recipe! Continue reading

Baby kale caesar salad.

baby kale caesar salad recipe | writes4food.com

When I spotted a bin full of beautiful purple and green baby kale at the farmers’ market recently, the farmer and I agreed it would make a terrific caesar salad. And it did. Of course, you could use the traditional romaine lettuce, or do a mix of baby lettuces and salad greens like arugula. Don’t be afraid of the anchovy or raw egg โ€” both are essential to caesar dressing. Give this a try while greens are still in their adorable baby stage. Get the recipe! Continue reading

Orzo salad with spring vegetables and herbs.

Spring orzo salad recipe

Of all the recipes in my “Findlay Market Cookbook,” a simple pasta salad is the one I’ve made most often. It starts with orzo (cooked in vegetable stock for flavor), and has the perfect simple dressing and tons of vegetables. What I love most is that it’s so adaptable; here, I’ve swapped vegetables and herbs from the original recipe to make a perfectly seasonal spring pasta salad. Get the recipe! Continue reading