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Spring cleaning means tidying up the house from top to bottom, but an epic clean sweep can be easily sidetracked by piles and piles of stuff. There's always a reason to hold onto something: "It's still in perfectly good shape," "It reminds me of a happy memory," or "I might need this someday!" But we're here to tell you that the excuses end today!Your path to a clear, clutter-free home begins now.
Blanched English peas are scattered around a simple roasted side of wild salmon. Beurre blanc, served on the side, is essentially a warm vinaigrette made with butter instead of oil. Finish with a sprinkling of chives and -- if you have them -- a few flowering pea shoots.
When you grill, you hardly need a recipe. Knowing the right technique is what's important. The key to success, whether with a gas or a charcoal grill, often involves creating two zones: one for high, direct heat and another for low, indirect heat. The direct-heat area is where you begin, searing the meat with the lid open. Thicker cuts are then moved to the indirect-heat zone to finish cooking, with the lid closed; the meat won't burn, and it will stay moist.