Category: Knife Skills – Hone Yours

  • Lentil Salad with Creamy Yogurt Dressing

    Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients For the salad 6 cups water 11⁄3 cups French lentils, sorted 2 teaspoons sea salt 2 medium carrots, peeled and finely diced (to the size of the lentils) 1 stalk celery, finely diced (to the size of the lentils) ½ medium red bell pepper, finely diced (to the size of […]

  • Maple Roasted Carrots

    Serves 4 Remember, to shorten the roasting time of any root vegetable you can pre-steam it. For even speedier cooking, you can use bagged baby carrots. Ingredients 2 pounds carrots, peeled and sliced into 1-inch diagonals ½-inch thick 3 tablespoons maple syrup 1 tablespoon lemon juice ½ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon unsalted butter or extra-virgin […]

  • Shaved Spring Vegetable and Apple Salad

    Serves 6 to 8 Ingredients ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped 2 tablespoons fennel fronds, chopped 2 red apples (gala, winesap, or red delicious), shaved paper-thin 2 fennel bulbs, trimmed, cored and shaved paper-thin 6 large or 8 small radishes, trimmed […]

  • Oranges in Marsala Wine

    Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 1 cup fresh orange juice, from preparing oranges ½ cup Marsala wine 4 tablespoons sugar Zest from 1 orange 8 seedless oranges, sectioned DIRECTIONS Combine orange juice, Marsala, sugar, orange zest and in a saucepan and simmer 10 minutes over medium heat. Cool and combine with orange sections, chill until […]

  • Olive Oil Roasted Root Vegetables with Rosemary

    Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 1½ pounds carrots 2 medium turnips (about ½ pound) 2 medium parsnips (about ½ pound) 2 medium red onions (about ½ pound) 2½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or unsalted butter 1 teaspoon organic brown sugar ½ teaspoon sea salt 8 cloves garlic, peeled but left whole 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar […]

  • Winter Squash Potage with Spiced Créme Fraiche

    Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS For soup 3 pounds winter squash (such as kabocha, acorn, or butternut), peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 large or 2 medium Spanish onions, chopped (2 cups) Sea salt or kosher salt 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 3 garlic cloves, […]

  • Green Apple and Celery Salad with Walnuts and Lemon Vinaigrette

    Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 6 large or 8 medium celery stalks 1⁄3 cup roughly chopped walnuts 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 teaspoons honey ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt or kosher salt 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Freshly milled black pepper 1 large Granny smith apple ¼ […]