The night before your picnic, you can bake the beets, toss them with the vinegar and marinate them in the refrigerator. Then add the remaining ingredients the next day. On another occasion, serve this salad with poached salmon, or saut the beet greens and pair them with the beets. Williams Sonoma.
Common all over Greece, stuffed phyllo pastries make a memorable meze, or appetizer. These small triangles are stuffed with feta and spinach. You might also see them stuffed with feta and herbs, or with lamb and spices and rolled into cigar shapes or tied like knots. Serve these pastries with a glass of ouzo over ice. Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Lifestyles Series, Small Plates, by
In late spring and early summer, strawberries are at their peak. Choose berries with shiny red skins and firm green tops. Smaller berries are preferable to larger ones, as their flavor is sweeter. Williams Sonoma Kitchen.
For this recipe, you (or your butcher) must first "french" the racks Trim off 2 inches of fat and membrane between the ribs to expose the tips of the bones, then cut through the backbone between the ribs to make carving easier. Fresh spring vegetables, such as asparagus, baby carrots and new potatoes, make a delicious accompaniment. Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Seasonal Celebration
This recipe if from the Moosewood Restaurant Cookbook. They say "Refreshing and versatile are the best words to describe this tropical melange. It can be a side dish or a salsa, and it pairs beautifully with Caribbean, Mexican, Brazilian, African, Thai, or Indian cuisine."