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The past couple of years April showers have been showing up in May. Not a complaint – just an observation. But regardless of when the rains arrive, one thing is for certain – spring is a messy season. But you can’t really tell that from the food. Peruse the Internet for spring recipes and you’re liable to find vibrant pasta dishes, exuberant salads, and even the odd grilling recipe. But one thing you won’t see a whole lot of is soup. Sure, there may be the odd brothy bowl but thick, stick-to-ribs stews? Not so much. And I just think it’s a shame. Here in Canada, springs are not the warmest, and what is worse than cold rain? Not a whole lot. So I gift you this Golden Chickpea Stew because let’s face it, it’s not summer yet.
I’m not a salad person. Trust me, I wish I was. I want to be the kind of lady who is happy to eat for fuel and little else. But I am not. Yes, I do like quite a few vegetables well-enough but you’re not liable to find me vibrating over my love of dandelion greens or endive. I treat vegetables as compliments to something richer, and more often than not, fattier. Something refreshing, bitter, or astringent to provide contrast rather than being the main event. This is why you don’t see all that many salads on Rhubarb & Cod. Most of the time I just surrender to the convenience of a bagged salad or a pile of greens with a drizzle of a hastily made vinaigrette. But every now and then, I make truly epic salads. And today’s Crispy Avocado Kale Salad is one such salad.
Have you ever experienced a squash blossom that has been stuffed and fried? They are truly magical. So magical, in fact, it’s hard to stray from the classic. But I somehow found the courage to take a risk and try something new with my beloved blossoms. These Spicy Chicken Squash Blossom Tacos are the result of that leap of faith. And now, they are this household’s favorite taco, which is a touch inconvenient because squash blossoms are not always easy to come by. So I realize this recipe may be a tease for some of you at the moment. On the other hand, it never hurts to have a recipe at the ready for any unexpected blossoms that may enter your life.
If you think the recipes on this blog are a window into what I eat in my daily life, you’re sorely mistaken. Sure, there are dishes that work their way into my weekly rotation. But no I’m certainly not hand pleating dumplings on a Tuesday night. I want the food that appears on this blog to be special. ‘Company’s coming’ kind of food. Or ‘I feel like puttering around and being cozy in the kitchen’ kind of meals. So, when I call for deep frying, please believe this is not an everyday occurrence in our house. I don’t do it effortlessly on a daily basis. So yeah, I don’t ask you to deep fry something lightly. But when I do call for it in a recipe, you best believe it’s for a good reason and these Za’atar Potato Chips are a VERY good reason.