Recipes for Spring Ingredients

Licorice-scented, crunchy fennel and bright, flowery sweet strawberries combine forces for an unexpected union that works well in this light summer salad. The balsamic vinegar that goes into the salad dressing is more traditional, so we already know that will be delicious. Minced shallots add savoriness to the dressing. Toasted pine nuts contribute even more crunchy texture with a nuttiness we love, and then, oh the Pecorino Romano cheese. That's almost always a great idea. It's thinly shaved into strips, which is a good idea for this assertive cheese.

Strawberries and balsamic vinegar are a classic dessert pairing.... Read More