Chad Johannesen

Recipe: Roasted Radish and Herbed Ricotta Omelet — Breakfast Recipes from The Kitchn

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Roasting radishes may be one of my favorite spring treats. The bite of raw radishes gives way to a sweet, earthy flavor once they've spent some time in the oven. An omelet might seem like an odd pairing for these radishes, but I love the roasted radish flavor alongside eggs and herbs.

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When Reading a Great Novel Makes Me Want to Cook — Kitchen Diary: Anne in South Carolina

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I love food. I like to eat it, cook it, shop for it, think about it... and even, very occasionally, grow it. I also love to read. In the middle of a good book, no matter how compelling the story, I often get distracted by mentions of food. Years ago, reading John Irving's A Son of the Circus, a brief reference to some street food sent me running to the kitchen to try to make patties with chickpeas, potatoes and green peas. Those budget-friendly veggie burgers made a regular appearance at mealtimes for a while. (Come to think of it, I need to make those again. Too bad I never wrote down a recipe.)

Recently, I was reading another novel and discovered Chicken Marbella.

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How To Start Seeds Indoors — Gardening Lessons from The Kitchn

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We are all fascinated by the process of watching something grow from a small seed to a mature and productive plant. I fondly remember receiving a packet of green bell pepper seeds, when I was in the fifth grade. My first ripe pepper was the centerpiece for a memorable dinner I still recall vividly today.

I think we have all forgotten how easy and thrilling it was to germinate a seed between two wet paper towels way back in grade school (we all did an experiment like this, right?). Each spring, I relive that same excitement, when I start my vegetables and herbs from seed. And you don't need a massive greenhouse, expensive equipment, or even a green thumb to get a head start on summer's bounty.

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A Food Lover’s Guide to Passover

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Each spring, Passover arrives on the cusp of spring. Winter's chill has faded, the days are longer and warmer, and hopeful green buds have started to appear on tree branches. It is the perfect time to celebrate a holiday focused on freedom. Passover, after all, commemorates the Israelites’ Exodus from ancient Egypt, and their transition from a life of slavery to one of freedom.

In addition to retelling the Exodus story, and meditating on freedom in all its forms, food — and particularly sharing meals with family and friends — makes up a significant portion of the holiday. Do you celebrate Passover? Whether you're getting ready for the holiday or just want to learn a little more about it, here are some of Passover's most delicious edible traditions.

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Tell Us All About Your Gardening Plans! — The 2014 Garden

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I riffled through my photos of my old garden tonight, and I had an overwhelming desire for a new one. We haven't quite had the energy or time to start a real garden yet at our new place, but I am not letting another summer go by without a few pots of basil, mint, and thyme at least.

What about you? Are you joining me with modest plans of a few pots of herbs, or is this the year you're finally starting your square-foot garden, like Regina?

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What’s the Difference Between English, Irish and Scottish Breakfast Teas? — Tea Essentials

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English breakfast, Irish breakfast, Scottish breakfast ... why are they served at breakfast, and is there really any difference between them?

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