Mirepoix is the French name for a combination of onions, carrots, and celery, typically in a 2:1:1 ratio. Mirepoix, either raw, roasted or sautéed with butter, is the flavor base […]
The simple description is that it’s “lettuce with bacon and eggs”. And anything with bacon has got to be good, right? Salade Lyonnaise Click here to view a large-size version […]
Garlic scapes Heirloom radishes Strawberries Sugar snap peas and cherries More cherries Have a great weekend, folks.
Bhel puri is a puffed rice dish made with vegetables, spices, fruit and various chutneys. It is a type of chaat (a term that means “small plates of savory snacks”), […]
A southern Indian vegetarian dish, curd rice consists of gently spiced yogurt or buttermilk folded into basmati rice. This is traditionally served with either a pickle or a chutney, or […]
Pasta with roasted asparagus, shiitake mushrooms, cow’s milk ricotta cheese and soft-cooked egg Click here to view a large-size version of this picture. As I mention on Facebook, this is […]
Potatoes and greens Click here to view a large-size version of this picture. It’s not very photogenic, is it? It’s delicious though. This is a variation on a seasonal favorite, […]
Early day at USGM this morning. Some pix: Cherries More cherries Jersey tomatoes Nasturtium potted plants The first Tri-star strawberries of the season Strawberries Have a great weekend, folks.
There’s something transformative about a bowl of congee. To most people, it’s just rice porridge. Set a bowl in front of me, and it’s as if I’ve stepped back in […]
It’s “cleanout the fridge week” at Chez Spamwise… Gnocchi with wild mushrooms, ramps, lamb’s quarters and puntarelle Warm radish and asparagus salad with mint vinaigrette Gnocchi closeup Click here and […]
The Spamwise Chronicles turns four next July. In blog years, that’s an eternity. If you’ve been a reader or a commenter, thank you from the bottom of my heart for […]
Garlic isn’t an ingredient that people normally associate with soup. It’s a featured ingredient in this Spanish specialty that’s almost puritan in its simplicity. Sopa de ajo — Garlic soup […]
Roast chicken is extremely economical. One bird can theoretically provide dinner for nearly a week, especially when you’re cooking for one person. For example: Sunday: Roast chicken Monday (tonight): Roast […]
Roasted heirloom potatoes, cauliflower and shiitake mushrooms, paired with soft-cooked farm egg and pan de tomate Click here to view a large-size version of this picture. Pan de tomate (Spanish […]
The premise for this recipe is simple. Bacon ends were rendered in a skillet, to which chopped shallots were added, then briefly sautéed. Toss in a bunch of chickweed and […]
A few posts ago, Urspo wondered how to make squid tasty and not tough, as it’s wont to do if you cook it longer than three minutes. That’s the thing […]