Category: Savory

A Corn and Onion Tart
Autumn, Lunch, Pies, Savory, Summer

A Late Summer’s Tart

There’s nothing more satisfying in late August and early September than a warm picnic that can be brought with you on excursions with friends to our myriad local beaches, parks and hiking trails, or simply to a cosy backyard where social distancing is still a comforting option. Savory tarts are a great base for experimenting […]

Squash Blossoms
Lunch, Savory, Summer

Fried Blossoms

If you grow zucchini, you know that they produce the most beautiful orange blossoms. What you may not know is that they are a wonderful delicacy. You can fry or bake them with a variety of delicious stuffing, from cheese to meat.  Fried is best, and I will stand over a pan of hot oil […]

Pies, Savory

The Not-So-Humble Dandelion

by Alison Boyd-Savage During my visits to the Greek Island of Andros in late spring and early summer, I was fascinated by the groups of women combing the hillsides in search of the mixture of wild plants and herbs locally called Horta. When I finally got to peek into their foraging baskets, I saw that […]

Custard, Savory, Spring

Asparagus Sformato

Asparagus Sformato with Chive Cream and Arugula Salad You say sfor-MATE-o and I say sfor-MAH-to—but what exactly does the word mean? Leonardo da Vinci, first credited with using the sformato painting technique in works like the Mona Lisa—would like you to know that the term derives from fumo (smoke) and connotes a soft shading between […]