Carrots with Tarragon

Fresh tarragon is a culinary best friend — warm, interesting, and makes the food it complements shine. In particular, carrots are lofted to something great when tossed with fresh tarragon and butter.  The cooking technique in this recipe keeps the carrot’s sweetness concentrated by using just enough water to steam them without washing away their…

Apple, Fennel & Walnut Salad

I saw some beautiful apples in my produce market today — fresh from a local grower.  They inspired this updated twist on a Waldorf Salad. I swapped out celery for fennel bulb, and accented the anise flavor of the fennel with tarragon from my garden.  I lightened the dressing by using olive oil and lemon…

Beets with Tarragon

Sometimes putting a few simple ingredients together creates a bit of magic in the kitchen.  Beets, meet tarragon … you two are meant for each other. A simple dressing of lemon and olive oil is gently sweetened with honey to add a floral note to the earthy beets and warm, herbal tarragon.  Tarragon is an…