It’s that time of year. Farmer’s markets are overflowing, it’s hot, and you don’t feel like turning on the oven for dinner. Seems like someone’s grilling every weekend, and it never hurts to have a fantastic side dish–that isn’t a dessert–in your back pocket, ready to bring. I’ve been craving this simple, light shrimp and orzo salad all summer long. It’s healthy, lemony, and can be both a great side dish and a main (and a great leftover lunch… just sayin’).
Lemon bars have been one of my favorite treats ever since I discovered a recipe for them while flipping through my mother’s Junior League Cookbook when I was a child. We had a Meyer lemon tree that more closely resembled a sprawling bush, which produced so many more lemons than we could use that we gave them away by the grocery bag-full. Plenty of
Homemade scones, hot from the oven — crispy on the outsides and crackling with a crust of sanding sugar, tender and pillowy with a tang of buttermilk in the center — are one of life’s divine pleasures. Growing up, scones in my house were made always with tart black Zante currants. But the other day, when I went to my local Ralph’s grocery store, I couldn’t
I think I can pretty confidently date my desire to make and try popovers to the time I first saw “Little Women.” They just seemed like the height of deliciousness. Years later, at a hotel in Rome, I finally began to truly understand Jo and Amy March’s fondness for the treat when I awoke every morning to a cappuccino and a basket of piping hot popovers, primed to