Archive | April 2014

april 11 weekly menu | spring table

Farm Fresh

braising mix, chives, collard greens, kale raab, kale, leeks, micro greens, mushrooms, radishes, sunchokes

What’s for Dinner?

There’s something new and red to holler about…radishes! If you see them at the market, they could be in lots of gorgeous shades of white, purple, or pink as well. This first-of-the-season peek at the radish brings so many possibilities. Crunchy, peppery, and truly perfect with nothing more than a sprinkling of sea salt. Use them in their raw state for a bit of sass and zing – salads, sandwiches, on a crudite platter; for a mellower flavor, simply roast or stir-fry. And don’t forget the radish greens…nutritious, delicious, and farmers market full and fresh. As you can see, I also got greens galore, in every size, shape, and variety. My table is toppling with what some might consider just a giant pile ‘o greens. But this market connoisseur (geek) and home chef is thrilled by such volume & variety in the greens department. Enjoy the continued sneak peek into spring!

Friday – pizza, TV trays, & movie

double radish salad (Portland Farmers Market)
pizza with fennel sausage, braising greens and chives

Saturday – radishes, south of the border style

radish and avocado salad (
quesadillas with leeks, kale, mushrooms, and poblano cream sauce (Dona Tomas)

Sunday  – chicken & biscuits

roast chicken with kale raab, potatoes, & garlic parsley jus (Bon Appetit)
chive biscuits (Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa Family Style)

Monday – sammie night

chicken sandwiches with chive butter (Bon Appetit)
smashed roasted jerusalem artichokes (Gourmet)

Tuesday –  collard greens, for the hal-ib-ut

collard greens miniera (Gourmet)
grilled halibut

Wednesday – worth every stir

spring leek risotto (Deborah Madison, Local Flavors)
microgreen salad (The Crankin’ Kitchen)

Thursday – polenta o’ plenty

white cheddar polenta with braised greens, mushrooms, & pancetta (SIO Blog, Emily Thomson)

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