The Diet Plate Update—A Great Recipe for Ground Lamb

The classic diet plate. I first discovered it when working for an erstwhile department store tearoom in my youth. And I still enjoy one now and then!

Anybody remember the “diet plate”? Comprised of a hamburger patty, cottage cheese, lettuce and tomato slices, and some cardboardy crackers, this was a restaurant mainstay

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French Asparagus Quiche Tartlets Recipe

A great French recipe for asparagus: Asparagus Quiche Tartlets. I love serving these as a light supper, a gratifying lunch….or cutting them into quarters for fun little bites on an appetizer buffet.

French Asparagus Quiche Tartlets Recipe

Asparagus Quiche Tartlets

Makes 6 tartlets 1 recipe Rich Pastry for Savory Tarts (see below)

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How to Make a Swiss Chard Salad

French Swiss Chard Salad. Photo by my pal Richard Swearinger

Although Swiss Chard is available year-round, it comes into peak season both in the spring and the fall—and I’m seeing all over the place. Take advantage! It’s a great veggie, with sturdy and crinkled emerald-green leaves and stalks in a rainbow of

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