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Salads For Dinner

Lamb’s quarters, also better known as pigweed, is a lovely spring green that when cooked has a flavor reminiscent of spinach. For tonight’s appetizer course, it’s paired with chopped Campari […]

A Greenmarket Dinner

Credit for tonight’s dinner goes to Homer of Homer’s World. Homer doesn’t know it but when I started regular foodblogging in 2008, I decided to really become attuned to what […]

From Market to Table

Sometimes, there’s nothing more satisfying than roast chicken. So simple, and so delicious. Roast poussin, spring vegetables, Chardonnay jus Sliced strawberries macerated with sugar, mint and fresh squeezed orange juice […]

Pasta Primavera

Pasta primavera is a dish of Italian-American origin that usually consists of pasta and fresh vegetables. Occasionally, meat may be added such as chicken or shrimp, but the focus of […]

Greenmarket Gallery

Only 3 weeks till the summer solstice. Lots of great stuff available at the farmer’s market this past weekend …

Monday Snapshot

Poached farm egg over pan-fried potatoes, tomatoes and spinach with Indian spices Click here for a high-resolution version of this picture.

Sunday Brunch

If you’re ever able to get asparagus as thin as this: it demands that you treat it as simply as possible. Follow that commandment and you can’t go wrong. Roasted […]

Friday Snapshot

Spaghetti alla puttanesca Click here to view a large-size version of this picture. This version uses salt-packed anchovies instead of the usual olive-oil packed variety. Soak anchovies in 1/2 cup […]

Monday Snapshot

Linguine with spinach and ricotta — spinach and garlic sautéed in unsalted butter, cooked linguine, cow’s milk ricotta cheese, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic chives Adapted from this […]

Spring Vegetable Risotto

Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables. It exemplifies spring, regardless of the weather. There are many varieties of asparagus available — thick, thin, green, white and purple. Wild asparagus […]

Tuesday Snapshot

Broiled flounder; pan-fried fingerling potatoes and asparagus with garlic and fresh oregano; white shallot vinaigrette Click here to view a high-resolution version of this picture.

Saturday Market

“Through winter-time we call on spring, And through the spring on summer call, And when abounding hedges ring Declare that winter’s best of all; And after that there’s nothing good […]