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mini rhubarb, strawberry & rose galettes

What do you do with wilting stalks of rhubarb and somewhat soft - if not slightly mushy - strawberries wasting away in the fridge? Well, you could make a delightfully simple compote by slowly stewing down the rhubarb and strawberries (sliced) in a shallow pan with a splash of water, a squirt of lemon juice, a quick zesting of that same lemon, and a spoonful or two of honey. Or, if you've also got...
tortilla de patatas by allosimone
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tortilla de patatas with gochujang & woody herbs

While the aim to keep authentic recipes authentic is indeed a respectable one, there's no doubt it can be quite exciting when a classic dish gets a twist - the result sometimes turns out to be absolutely delicious! I think the important thing is to treat the original recipe with respect. After all, without it, there would be no twist.   Tortilla de patatas originates from Spain, and that's...
asparagus toast by allosimone
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asparagus & spiced egg on toast

Spring had sprung and the local produce situation was still bleak. Nothing quite ready yet to be harvested, and last year's starchy roots and fruits (at least what was left of them) were now withered and wonted. Then, suddenly, an explosion. Asparagus. Radishes. Fiddleheads. Even rhubarb and strawberries! After a long winter, how could I not celebrate the season's first yields with meals...
cold mint and pea soup by allosimone
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cool pea soup

Back in Quebec, we're used to temperatures reaching the upper 30s with humidex in the summer (that's the 90s, for those of you who understand fahrenheit), so air conditioners are pretty common. Here in Norway? Not so much. 26 feels almost unbearable and all I can think of to cool down is to eat a refreshingly cold soup.   let's make a cool soup • Start with a good vegetable stock. You can...