This week, we continue our love affair with blogs that celebrate the season’s best. As such, in this round of posts, we’ve got sweet strawberries, lamb stew and spring onions at their finest. And just to prove we’re not entirely slaves to the season, we’ve got short ribs.
The Roaming Kitchen
We’re always game for a new idea, but there’s a reason classics become classics. This week, The Roaming Kitchen has a perfect reason – a Spring Onion and Herb Tart. It’s a beautiful execution of a timeless dish.
Good Food Matters
Good Food Matters brings us not just Lamb with Spinach, a gently spiced stew made with tomatoes and yogurt, but its context. The recipe is from The Honey Thief, a novel of Afghanistan, and this post leaves us with a quandary: to cook, or to read?
Got strawberries? Make a mess! TasteFood did – a Strawberry Eton Mess. It’s a free-form, strawberry-and-cream dessert with a carefree quality we admit we don’t ordinarily associate with the British. No stiff upper lip here!
How Sweet It Is
Okay, enough with the spring. It takes more than a change of season to make us give up short ribs, and we’re glad to see that How Sweet It Is agrees. Start it the night before, and Crockpot Short Rib Tacos with Salted Lime Cabbage and Queso Fresco assembles in just a few minutes for a crowd-pleasing weeknight meal.
Cooking by the Seat of Our Pants
We love cookbooks that take us to different countries and introduce us to new flavors, but there are a few solid, all-purpose books that cover basic skills and dishes, and they deliver, meal after meal. Cooking By the Seat of Our Pants reminds us books like that are the backbone of any collection: Five Cookbooks Every Home Cook Should Own.