Plantain Chips

Plantain chips are an easy, delicious snack. Many recipes call for frying the fruit, but I prefer to bake. These chips can be prepared with any seasonings you enjoy, from chili powder to cinnamon. Today I simply used flaky sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

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Asparagus Gruyere Tart

This tart is one of my favorite simple appetizers. I found this recipe years ago in Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food magazine (March/April 2003). Puff pastry is an easy base for impromptu tarts like this one, but I prefer to use homemade tart dough. I also prefer pencil-thin asparagus instead of medium or thick asparagus.

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