Editors' Picks — Spring Vegetables

May 19, 2011

Creamy Spring Barley  Raw Fava Bean Crostini

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We'll collect your comments, decide the official list of Editors' Picks and publish your evaluation in the headnote if the recipe is selected as an Editors' Pick (with credit, of course!). And even if the recipe you test isn't chosen as an Editors' Pick, please feel free to leave your testing notes in the recipe's comments section. Constructive criticism is always encouraged!


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bebe L. July 8, 2011
uh...when's summer coming to this site? the greenmarket is beginning to brim!
Kristen M. May 20, 2011
One recipe left for testing! Nettle and Green Garlic Soup
Sagegreen May 20, 2011
Sorry our farmer's market doesn't offer nettles and I wish I had time to forage for some. If I could make it with just green garlic, I could volunteer...but nettles look pretty key. Hope somebody can.
Lori L. May 19, 2011
Thanks for the EP! I'd love to try the Grilled Baby Fennel.
LucyS May 19, 2011
Is someone already testing the baby artichoke crostini? I have eight baby artichokes in my fridge waiting to be used!
Kristen M. May 20, 2011
Yes LucyS, but please feel free to try it out and leave your notes in the recipe's comments section!
Twinsx2mom May 19, 2011
Pan-fried dandelion flowers! At least my yard will have a brief reprieve!
hardlikearmour May 19, 2011
Thanks for choosing this! I hope you and your twins enjoy them.
hardlikearmour May 19, 2011
Congrats all EPs & candidates! Once again a spectacular field of recipes.
PsychoChef May 19, 2011
spring risotto of asperagus, peas and ramps please
Emiko May 19, 2011
Can I take the nettle tortellini in brodo please?
edamame2003 May 19, 2011
I just made the very good grilled artichokes so I can make notes on that. First time tester!
sticksnscones May 19, 2011
Fried eggs with Ramps, Asparagus and oyster sauce PLEEZE!
gingerroot May 19, 2011
Congrats to all the EPs/EP candidates! What a gorgeous bunch. I'm away this week/weekend so won't be able to test anything but look forward to trying some of these when I get home.
fiveandspice May 19, 2011
Ooh, creamed sorrel please!
kmartinelli May 21, 2011
I so hope you enjoy this! Can't wait for your notes :-)
fiveandspice May 22, 2011
I'm so excited to make it! It looks delicious.
Sagegreen May 19, 2011
Green goddess dressing please!
wssmom May 19, 2011
You ramp tramp, you! :)
Sagegreen May 19, 2011
But this will be my very first time with ramps, really!
francesca G. May 19, 2011
So sorry -- Chef June snagged it!
Sagegreen May 19, 2011
oh well, I will post my comments in the recipe section! I just made it. no worries.
wssmom May 19, 2011
Baby artichoke crostini, then!
ChefJune May 19, 2011
I'd like the Ramp Tramp /Green Goddess dressing, please.
wssmom May 19, 2011
Leek Tart please, and congrats to al EPs and EP candidates!
Sarah P. May 19, 2011
OK, Spring Onion Tart please!
boulangere May 19, 2011
Leek tart almost like Bansita, please.
wssmom May 19, 2011
Dang, you beat me to it!
boulangere May 19, 2011
Maybe we should start consulting beforehand which we each want. I think this keeps happening.
I'd love to try put a spring in your bread, please!
boulangere May 19, 2011
Thank you for choosing this!
You bet! I love making bread and this caught my eye from the get-go! I'm sure I'm going to love it.
meganvt01 May 19, 2011
Spring pea and crab pancakes with pea tendrils please!