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If it’s spring, it must be time for an herby salmon salad

Nothing speaks to me of spring like a salmon salad. It’s light and pretty and herby, and when you add pasta it becomes a real meal. It’s also quite portable, so you’ll want to think of this when you’re envisioning lunch at your desk the next day, or when you’re invited to a potluck event. And talk about easy to make. Poach the salmon. Boil the pasta. Puree dressing.

Add the unexpected to Easter dinner: butter roasted radishes

Easter sides are depressingly predictable. There will be asparagus, of course. If you’re lucky, there might even be three or four variations of asparagus. And there will be peas. And gratin potatoes. And probably some sort of salad that most people will only eat to be polite. Not that there’s anything wrong with any of this.

Embracing the baked dinner as your weeknight meal solution

People often ask me what my most-used kitchen tool is (a high-speed blender). But if you were to ask my mom that same question 30 years ago, I am sure she would have answered her Pyrex baking dish.

When I was growing up, probably 75 per cent of my meals were made in that thing. Baked fish. Baked chicken. Baked pasta. Baked rice casserole.