After a winter of root vegetables and more root vegetables, fresh, bright green spinach and tender young garlic are such treats!
This delicious smoothie is an excellent way to start the day. This recipe also makes incredible popsicles! Double or triple the recipe, pour into molds, and freeze.
Combining a high temperature, salting, a heavy pan, and splayed legs results in an evenly cooked bird, crunchy skin, and perfectly carmelized vegetables. When ramps are not available, try another vegetable.
Sautéing ramps with shallots in butter is a great treatment for these harbingers of spring.
Snap up ramps when you see them - they make a very short appearance!
This salad of simple ingredients is so refreshing!
This dish is perfect for making the slow transition from summer to fall.
Roasting is not the usual treatment that radishes get, but try it once, and you'll see they're amazing. The bitterness disappears, and they turn tender and juicy. Combined with roasted potatoes and fennel, and lemony brown butter, you've got quite a dish.
Slightly bitter walnuts and sweet, fragrant figs make a very tasty and sophisticated ice cream. Break out the ice cream maker!
This seemingly decadent dessert is something all can enjoy: it's gluten-free, raw, vegan, is only lightly sweetened, and it incredibly delicious! Be sure to start the cashews soaking at least six hours before you'd like to serve it.
This is so straightforward that a recipe is hardly needed. It's such an unusual pairing that you may be apprehensive, but try it - you won't be disappointed!
This bread pudding is ideal for a brunch or breakfast get-together, and is easy to prepare ahead of time.
Aronia berries give these cookies a tart, blueberry flavor.
Tart Aronia berries, also known as chokeberries, are native to North America, and are chock-full of antioxidants.
Delicious when drizzled warm over pancakes, waffles, or oatmeal, this sauce is a gingery, tart change from the usual maple syrup.
Aronia berries' levels of antioxidants are off the charts, making them contenders for top berry du jour. They are very tart, and work well in place of blueberries in your favorite recipes.
This meal-sized salad is summer on a plate.
A marinade of yogurt, orange, cumin, and saffron flavor these juicy chicken kebabs. Served with lime wedges and lavash or pita, it's a special but deceptively easy meal.
Classic, cool, and refreshing cucumber salads are a welcome summer side dish, and a nice counter to grilled meats.
Miso dressing is an unexpected but enjoyable choice for pasta salad, giving it a nice umami punch!
This is a really fast, easy dinner, and ideally suited to summer: no cooking required!
Summer squash soaks up the garlic, herbs, and lemon in this marinade like a sponge, and bursts with flavor after a quick turn on the grill. Use the extra marinade (you'll have some leftover) to drizzle over a grain salad, or to grill more vegetables.
Turkish people know how to cook vegetables like no one else, and these incredible zucchini fritters are no exception. Served with an easy salad of sliced tomatoes drizzled in olive oil, this is a perfect summer meal.
Adding a generous amount of shredded zucchini to these burgers ensures that they'll stay juicy on the grill.
With only a handful of ingredients, this is a surprisingly simple dinner to throw together. Serve with steamed rice or rice noodles.
This recipe is meant to be a guide: you can add different liquids, vegetables, and seasonings - it's a very forgiving recipe. If you'd like to use a slow cooker instead of a Dutch oven, be sure to reduce the liquid so that it doesn't boil over.
Carnitas basically cooks itself. After four hours in the oven with garlic and chilies, it's packed with flavor and makes a great meal served with warm corn tortillas and all the fixings.
This golden, savory chicken cooked in a skillet with fresh herbs is a perfect spring dinner.
Black pepper and fresh mint combine with strawberries for a delicious, uncommon jam. The strawberries do need to macerate for a couple of days in the refrigerator, so plan ahead.
Strawberries macerated in red wine make a decidedly grown-up dessert. The recipe requires minimal effort, just a little foresight. Make the mascarpone cream shortly before you'd like to serve it.