Tag: spring

Cannellini Bean and Ramp Salad

By Seth Fera-Schanes I put this dish together to use one of my favorite ingredients: ramps. Ingredients: 1.5 cups of prepared Cannellini Beans. (Or 1 15oz can Cannellini beans – rinsed) 3 fresh ramps, grilled or cooked in a cast iron skillet and chopped.  If ramps are not […]

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Spring Pasta: Fiddlehead Ferns and Cherry Tomatoes

Fiddlehead ferns are a versatile ingredient, well suited for a range of dishes.  They require minimal preparation and offer a fresh taste with a nice crunchy texture.

I put this dish together which first appeared on The Refined Chef website.  It is a simple pasta preparation consisting of a light sauce made with blanched fiddleheads and lightly sauteed cherry tomatoes.  Lemon zest is added to brighten the dish and grated parmesan rounds everything out.

Union Square Got Dressed Up

By Seth Fera-Schanes Spring in New York City and all the trees are in full bloom.  The cherry trees are in bloom, the city smells and feels good; people are happy.  This is one of the best times during the year to come to New York.  When you […]

Spring Flower Markets

By Seth Fera-Schanes Throughout the year an individual can pick up flowers and small apartment plants at their local bodegas (corner all purpose stores.)  The flower varieties change throughout the year but typically the quality is good and the prices are right. One can also head over to […]

Spring Has Sprung

By Seth Fera-Schanes Better late than never, Spring has come to New York City. The jacket threat level has been downgraded to fleece or wind breaker with an occasional need for an umbrella. Book your flights, train tickets and buses and come on over to the city. The […]

Plant Life In New York City Parks

By Seth Fera-Schanes The 2013-2014 winter doesn’t seem to want to end.  It “technically” did end when we “officially” ushered in “Spring” on March 20th and we actually did have some nice days around that time but nothing has quite stuck. Most New Yorker’s are grinding their teeth […]