Strawberries with Marsala Zabaglione

Perhaps it’s a sign of the times that local farm-grown strawberries please me almost as wild ones.  They’re back now, at least in Massachusetts, which is what makes Strawberries with Marsala Zabaglione finally possible.   

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Lazy Man’s Sheet Pan Apple Tart

Although I can manage a country-style loaf of sourdough bread, more refined baking is my Achilles heel.  I avoid making pastry the way I avoid hanging doors or framing windows.  In a post-apocalyptic  world where my survival depended on advanced carpentry skills to keep the zombies out I would muddle through, but in the meantime …

Rhubarb rhubarb fool

There’s something jokey about rhubarb, the way it passes for a fruit when it’s really a vegetable, the sexy red exterior seducing the unwary into a tart encounter, the way it can be fully ripe and–in the case of field rhubarb–fully green.  Even the alternative uses of the word itself have a kind of prankish …