CATEGORY: Fruit
Summer Plum Crostata

Summer Plum Crostata

I overcame my pastry anxieties and marveled at the results of science. Temperature + time + technique = age-old pastry perfection.
Fresh Peach Jam

Fresh Peach Jam

Homemade jam is something we all deserve and something we can all do.
Roast Chicken with Za'atar and Blueberry Mango Quinoa Salad with Lemon Basil Dressing

Roast Chicken with Za’atar and Blueberry Mango Quinoa Salad with Lemon Basil Dressing

Notice this: no one ever says anything bad about London chef and cookbook author Yotam Ottolenghi.
Sweet-and-Sour Seitan and Vegetables

Sweet-and-Sour Seitan and Vegetables

This stew's quality lies in its sweetness, thanks to its canned pineapple and bell peppers.
Turkish Millet with Garden-Fresh Greens and Apple Pizza

Turkish Millet with Garden-Fresh Greens and Apple Pizza

The ingredient list for the "Turkish Millet with Garden-Fresh Greens," from Ellen Kanner, reads like a nutritious adventure.
Apricot Chicken and Turnip and Kohlrabi Slaw

Apricot Chicken and Turnip and Kohlrabi Slaw

The recipe for "Apricot Chicken" asks us to cook 1 1/2 lbs. of fresh apricots with our chicken. Have you ever done such a thing? I haven't, until now.

Spice-Roasted Cornish Hens with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce and Watermelon, Kiwi, and Strawberry Salad

I happily took the opportunity to cook some small birds -- birds smaller than typical chickens. The unintimidating recipe for “Spice-Roasted Cornish Hens with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce,” from the June 2009 issue of Bön Appetit, produced wonderfully moist meat and crispy exteriors, along with a garlicky, tangy sauce. And it was fun to make!

Shrimp Scampi with Green Onions and Orzo and Refreshing Watermelon Salad

I couldn’t ignore the recipe for “Shrimp Scampi with Green Onions and Orzo,” from the June 2009 issue of Bön Appetit, since it features the kid-friendly components of shrimp and orzo. It’s a winning dish, so quick to prepare and incredibly flavored. The half stick of butter was such a magnificent carrier of taste.