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Leek & Goat Cheese Pie

This pie is one of my favorite things to make in the spring. The leftovers are delicious straight out of the fridge for breakfast the next day. I started making this many years ago from a recipe in Deborah Madison’s Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. But I don’t own the book and I haven’t looked at the original recipe in so long that I’m not sure if what I make is still the same recipe. Continue reading

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This week at the farmers market: 4/25/2009

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This morning I took a delightful stroll up through Prospect Park to the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket. It was warm and sunny and all the trees were in bloom and the air smelled amazing.  I got to the top of the park and was greeted by a klezmer band, spontaneous dancing, and piles and piles of fresh spinach, leeks and cut herbs. I brought home my first asparagus of the season, some leeks, a bunch of chives, a half dozen eggs, and a geranium to brighten up my kitchen. That little brown thing in the paper bag that looks like a small woodland creature is, in fact, a small woodland creature– a hen of the woods mushroom. I hear they can be found in the same wooded park where the raspberries grow if you know where to look.

Chicken Stock

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I’ve been saving up chicken bones and vegetable scraps in my freezer, and this past weekend I made a big pot of chicken stock. It takes all of 15 minutes to get it going, and then you can just leave it to cook itself for a few hours. You’ll end up with a freezer full stock that’s so much better than anything in a can, and costs practically nothing. Continue reading