Spring Vegetables with Shallots and Lemon


No matter where you live – but especially if you live in a very seasonal climate where you're deprived of sunlight for much of the winter months – nothing says springtime like the crunch of fresh veggies. This delightful recipe combines classic spring vegetables – sugar snap peas, asparagus and more – with savory shallots and the zest of fresh … [Read more...]

Opinion Leader: Dylan Black (Boston)

He started bussing tables as a teenager, working his way up to waiter, bartender and beyond in places like Redbones, B-Side Lounge and Chez Henri – then he came back to the Central Square neighborhood of Cambridge where he'd started out in the biz and bought an institution. Dylan Black's trajectory in the restaurant business is a near perfect … [Read more...]

Opinion Leader: Hans Hilburg (Lima)

"Pioneer of the Peruvian cocktail," "Peruvian bartending god" – the superlatives come out when people speak of Hans Hilburg Vivar, the legendary mixologist who's helped to put Peruvian spirits, cocktails and cuisine on the global map. After studying to achieve the designation of Professional Sommelier at the Universidad particular San Martín de … [Read more...]

Opinion Leader: Jon MacPherson (Seoul)

Doin' that Korean thang... American blogger Jon MacPherson began with one simple thing: a true passion for Korean food. What he's done with that passion is a lesson for any aspiring entrepreneur. The Alabama native began ZemKimchi.com, a blog dedicated to Korean food and cooking as a way of connecting with his relatives back in the U.S. after … [Read more...]

Lemony Mango Cucumber Salad

  Ingredients 1 cucumber cut into cubes 1 avocado cut into cubes 1 mango cut into cubes ¼ cup fresh cilantro, minced     Simple Vinaigrette 3 tbsp. fish sauce The zest and juice of one lemon 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp. white wine vinegar ½ tsp. red pepper flakes Sea salt and freshly … [Read more...]

Easy Breezy Lemon Pie

Ingredients   1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked 3/4 cup white sugar 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1 cup water 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese 2 eggs 1/4 cup white sugar   Combine 3/4 cup sugar, cornstarch, water, lemon peel and juice, and egg yolks in a saucepan. Beat … [Read more...]

Lemon Mint Iced Tea


To brew your iced tea for the best taste, start with about half the amount of water you want to use. Boil the water, add the tea bags, and let it steep for a few minutes. Then remove the tea bags (if you leave them in too long your tea will get bitter), add the rest of the water and ingredients, chill in the fridge until it’s … [Read more...]

Homemade Microwave Lemon Curd

May 13 lemon curd

  Ingredients 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1-1/4 cups granulated sugar 3 eggs 1 egg yolk 1 cup fresh lemon juice lemon zest from 3 lemons Directions: Melt butter in microwave, set aside to cool slightly. Whisk together sugar and eggs in a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl. Whisk in lemon juice and zest. Whisk in the … [Read more...]

Lemon Swirl Cheesecake

may 13 lemon swirl cheesecake

Ingredients Crust 1/2 a package of lemon cookies (works best with non-wafer cookies such as digestives or shortbreads) 1 tablespoon butter, melted Filling 3 8-ounce packages of cream cheese at room temperature 3 eggs 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons vanilla 1 cup lemon … [Read more...]

Spring Recipes: Roasted Baby Artichokes with Lemon Aioli

California artichokes are among the first delicious veggies of springtime and this recipe makes tender baby artichokes into finger foods. The fresh zest of lemon aioli nicely complements the rich taste of the vegetables for a healthy springtime treat. Ingredients 6 cups water 5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided 12 baby artichokes 5 … [Read more...]