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Using Up My Farmers Market Booty with Blue Cheese Scallion Drop Biscuits

Here in Minnesota, our farmers markets have been up and running for a few weeks now, and even though we may be behind other parts of the country in terms of what’s available because of our loooooong winters, it is exactly those loooooong winters that cause people like me (and you, I would guess) to get a little breathless and grabby at the sight of a bundle of fresh, green, locally grown anything.

In the absence of more colorful splashy things like berries, tomatoes, and stone fruit, the myriad greens and slightly purple characters we’re seeing now get to take center stage for some well deserved adulation. Baby lettuces, asparagus, rhubarb, ramps, scallions and radishes are all getting to strut their stuff and I, for one, am riveted.

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Simple, Good, and Tasty Matzo Ball Soup Recipe

By popular demand (2 requests qualify, IMHO), here's my matzo ball soup recipe. It comes from In the Jewish Tradition: A Year of Festivities and Foods, a terrific cookbook by Judith B. Fellner that I got from my friend Anne a few years ago. The book has loads of new takes on traditional Jewish foods, and most things are relatively easy to make. The matzo ball soup certainly qualifies as simple, good, and tasty.

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