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Spring Garden Green Tart from Eric Lanlard

Just about four years ago, the very talented Eric Lanlard wrote Tart It Up: Sweet and Savory Tarts and Pies. It’s a delightful book where the seasonal savory treats have particular appeal. This spring tart is something you cannot resist. Spring officially arrives at the end of March. Maybe you want to get a jump…

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Garganelli with Prosciutto and Peas form Four + Water: Pasta by Thomas McNaughton

Spring is the time for peas. In Italy, peas are a seasonal food to be relished on the spot. Yes, you can get frozen peas there, and peas do freeze well. But suggest frozen peas to one of the “little old pasta” ladies working in Bologna, and you’ll get a cold stare. Search out for…

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Springtime Risotto with Peas, Carrots, Celery, Zucchini and Even Spinach from Anne Bianchi

When spring arrives, in the supermarket if not in my own garden, I begin to salivate. There are those peas and the asparagus. All those lovely recipes that beg for fresh vegetables. At the top of our list, Suzen and I long for Springtime Risotto, lush with vegetables and rich from homemade broth. You can…

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Asparagus, Minted Peas, and Caramelized Red Onion Tart from Keep It Vegan

It is spring and there is asparagus in the air. Well, it’s really in the ground and then on the truck and finally on our store shelves. It can take a person decades to become an asparagus addict, but it will happen. And, spring is the time for peas. While this recipe calls for frozen…

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