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A hobbit’s favorite subject (besides eating).

Monkfish 1

One of the items from this weekend’s Greenmarket haul was 1 1/2 lbs. monkfish tail. Tomorrow (Monday) night’s dinner will use it in a different preparation. Or I could just […]

Odds and Ends 1

Fettucine with summer tomato sauce Later in the season when tomatoes get more flavorful, I usually opt for an uncooked tomato sauce or a bread salad. This sauce is great […]

Midsummer Bounty

Some pix from this morning at Union Square Greenmarket. Some of what you see in this post will appear in meals throughout this week’s menu. Strawberries — Simple is best […]

Potatoes 5

It’s not photogenic but it sure was tasty. Heritage pork sausage, Swiss chard and potato hash As I’ve mentioned in another post, it’s called “heritage pork” because many old hog […]

Squid and Strawberries

Like I said, caption titles are hard. There are days when I wonder, what am I going to call this post? I can only do so many things with ‘Dinner’ […]

Gnocchi 4

Ricotta gnocchi with zucchini, celery, green garlic and mint Celery is not usually thought of as a vegetable to be served outside of crudités or in salads, and that’s a […]

Recession Specials 3

Spinach fettucine with caramelized onion, anchovy and wild arugula This dish is a little plain Jane. Onions are slowly fried in a mixture of salted butter and extra-virgin olive oil […]

When Thin is In

Minestra di capelli d’angelo, asparagi e spinaci — Angel hair, asparagus and spinach soup Angel hair pasta is a long, thin noodle with a round shape. It is also known […]

Breakfast For Dinner 1

Plain omelette, spinach and radish greens sautéed in butter, roasted radishes with marjoram and mint, rye bread When spinach and greens are briefly wilted in butter with a little garlic, […]

Gnocchi 3

When I started this blog three years ago, I didn’t know what I wanted to blog about. I thought a combination of politics, poetry, LGBT, writing and food would be […]

Memorial Dinner

Caption titles are hard. 🙂 No complicated cooking after this weekend’s “adventure”. I had planned on writing something about the evolution of this blog, in conjunction with making polpetti for […]

Weekend Update

You could say this weekend has been exciting…. Saturday afternoon I went to the market and picked up a bunch of stuff as usual — heirloom potatoes, Swiss chard, sheep’s […]

Four Pictures

Japanese turnips Radishes Mutsu apples Mutsu apples, also called Crispins, are a variety of heirloom apple first developed in Japan and now increasing in popularity in the United States. An […]

Greens 2

Looks just like the broccoli rabe dish from a couple weeks ago, doesn’t it? You’d be wrong. Mustard greens braised in Belgian beer, with heirloom beans and bacon If you […]

Greens 1

Japanese turnips I bought a whole mess of greens at USGM this weekend. Turnip greens, French breakfast radishes, radish greens, mustard greens and spinach. In addition, I have some leftover […]