Smoked Salt & Lime-Rubbed Striped Bass with Spring Peas, Radish, Coconut Green Curry & Cilantro Coconut Gremolata

This dish screams spring, from the zesty lime and cilantro to the beautiful bright colors of the radish and peas. One thing I like to do as soon as spring hits is bring more lightness to my meals since the weather is warmer. I also like to play with the idea of a dish being…

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Crème Fraîche

Crème fraîche is a more refined version of sour cream. The beautiful thing about crème fraîche is its versatility. I even use it in desserts to cut sweetness. It’s super easy to make and pretty hands off in terms of prep. Prep Time: 5 minutes, plus 36 to 48 hours resting time for thickening Special…

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Rhubarb Mostarda

A mostarda is a sweet and sour condiment that contains mustard seeds. Rhubarb is one of those tangy tart spring ingredients that pairs well with the mustard seeds. However, essentially, you can make a mostarda for every season, like a peach or cherry mostarda during the summer is wonderful. Then in fall and winter you…

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Cast Iron Roasted Beets with Celery, Rhubarb Mostarda & Crème Fraîche

Beets are one of the beckoning ingredients that are essential from winter into spring. They offer plenty of sweet, savory and earthy notes that help them pair well with almost anything. In this recipe, I roast beets in foil pouches placed in a preheated cast iron pan. This method allows the beets to caramelize in…

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Hidden Springs Maple

Tucked away among the rolling maple hills of Vermont sits Hidden Springs Maple. Peter Cooper-Ellis has been in the maple-making business for more than 50 years. His love for making maple syrup started as a young boy with his brother, Fraser, then under the name Cooper-Ellis Sugar Makers. Today, Peter runs CE Maple LLC with…

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