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by Sarah Steimer

Rhubarb Bee's Knees with tequila

The original recipe does call for gin, but I happened to have tequila on hand (OK, and I’m not much of a gin drinker). Use what you will, as long as you can highlight the rhubarb! This definitely became my spring cocktail of choice. Enjoyed on my deck during the warm days that have finally rolled around!

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by Sarah Steimer

Pea and fava bean pasta with ricotta and mint

The ricotta and Parmesan mixture was really spectacular, and it was light enough to keep this dish’s fresh spring appeal. I know it’s almost June, but I’m still riding happily along with spring flavors and produce.

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by Caitlin Saniga

Green beans, cucumbers and spring peas with lemon-ginger dressing and mint

If you’ve partaken in one too many doughnuts lately or if you’re ready to wake up from your winter starch coma, here’s your cure: greens on greens on greens.

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by Sarah Steimer

I love artichoke hearts and I feel like they're overlooked among spring veggies. Artichoke hearts have such a great bite of juiciness that work great on something like a simple crostini.

I love artichoke hearts and I feel like they’re overlooked among spring veggies. Artichoke hearts have such a great bite of juiciness that work great on something like a simple crostini.

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by Sarah Steimer

This was the dish that officially shot me into spring. I love the brightness from the lemon zest and the zip from the leeks and chives. It was just such a well-rounded dish. And take note: Don't be afraid to add more of the cooking water than you think you need to. Better for the pasta to be a little sloppy that too sticky and paste-like.

This was the dish that officially shot me into spring. I love the brightness from the lemon zest and the zip from the leeks and chives. Plus the colors are fantastic. It was just such a well-rounded dish. And take note: Don’t be afraid to add more of the cooking water than you think you need. Better for the pasta to be a little loose than too sticky and paste-like.

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by Sarah Steimer

This pie turned out very well – but I’ll admit that it wasn’t without some angry struggling. I’ve made this pate brisee crust a million times but was having a lot of trouble keeping it together in my too-hot apartment. If you think you may have the same problem, maybe consider a store-bought crust.

  • pate brisee crust (recipe)
  • 2 cups rhubarb, sliced 1/2-inch thick on a diagonal
  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

For the crumble topping:

  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

Combine the rhubarb, strawberries, sugar, corn starch and spices to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir occasionally and allow the mixture to cook down to a jelly-like consistency; about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat.

I took this to a Memorial Day party and it disappeared pretty quickly. That’s either a good review or a party full of extremely polite people.

Combine the crumble topping either in a food processor, pulsing a few times until coarse, or by mixing with your hands until coarse crumbs appear.

Place the crust in a pie dish and fill with the strawberry-rhubarb mixture. Trim the sides of the crust if necessary. Top with the crumble topping, being sure not to cover the sides of the crust so you can see it brown properly. Bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.

Recipe adapted from: Eats Well With Others

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by Sarah Steimer

Fava beans, fennel and mint aren’t flavors a lot of people are necessarily comfortable with – particularly all mixed together. Make sure you have a willing crowd, or a back-up dish.

  • 1/2 cup whole or sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 pounds fresh fava beans, shelled OR 3 pounds frozen
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 ounces Parmesan cheese, cut into small chunks (1/2 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons finely shredded fresh mint
  • 1 small head fennel, very thinly sliced, then coarsely chopped

Sauté the almonds in a small pan over low heat until they begin to brown. Remove from the pan and, if whole, chop into smaller pieces. Set aside.

Not sure about all the dainty flavors? Add some crumbled bacon.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and blanch the shelled fava beans (or defrost the frozen beans) for about 2 minutes. Immediately submerge the beans in a bowl of ice water after blanching or defrosting to stop the process. Pop the beans out of their skin.

Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Add almonds, fava beans, cheese and mint, toss to combine.

Place the bean salad over a handful of the fennel on each plate. Serve with a slice of toasted bread.

Makes four servings.

Recipe from: Martha Stewart

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