Artichokes with Capers and Lemon Recipe

By Madeleine Ignon | April 4, 2011



The Casual Vegetarian By Madeleine Ignon

Artichokes are effort. Or at least, eating them is: dunking the bases of the leaves in a delicious dip made of butter and/or mayonnaise, scraping a little bit of meat off each with your bottom teeth, slowly making your way to the glorious heart, Read More


Torta di Limone Recipe

By Lindsay Hunt | December 22, 2010

Photo: Lindsay Hunt

Photo: Lindsay Hunt

In winter, I find myself with a version of Seasonal Affective Disorder specific to the kitchen.  I flip through my cookbooks, lusting after upside-down plum cakes, mixed-berry cobblers and lattice-topped peach pies.  The dearth of fruit leaves me feeling melancholy, and at a loss in the kitchen.  Citrus is my winter option, but often lemon desserts leave me unsatisfied, wishing I had eaten a strawberry tart, instead of one filled with lackluster lemon curd.  Cue an Italian treat called a Torta di Limone.  It has returned some sunshine to my kitchen, and has banished the winter blues.

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