Many of us love to cook for children, for friends, and if you are like me just for fun! Our kids grow into adults with fast and furious schedules that lead to fast and furious meals. Dinner parties for friends evolve into, "let's get together for cocktails and then go out to a restaurant." Even cooking for hubby has its drawbacks – it’s hard to splurge on a rich red wine sauce and add in a decadent dessert on a Tuesday night!
It’s that time again. Spring and early summer produce just plucked from the ground is making its way to the farmers’ stands in open-air markets. When you go, you’ll find lots of leafy veggies: lettuces, collards, kale and chard. Sweet spring onions, a favorite of mine, abound. Now is also the time to gather up pots of fresh herbs and transfer them to you herb garden for summer growth.