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Spinach Salad

The addition of one teaspoon freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese to a basic vinaigrette (two tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, the juice of half a lemon, a small pinch each of salt […]

Vegan Snapshot

Green bean and kale bihari masala, basmati brown rice Adapted from this Diner’s Journal entry at The New York Times. I make this quite often in the summer and autumn. […]

Eat Your Vegetables

When I was growing up, I hated vegetables with a passion, or for that matter, anything that was garlicky, spicy or remotely unfamiliar. Fast forward thirty years and it’s like […]

An Updated Classic

The taste of early spring spinach often reminds me of the description of rapunzel in the fairy tale of the same name. Tender leaves of a fantastically GREEN vegetable that […]

Salad for Dinner

Sometimes “rabbit food” is what you want for dinner. *wink* Spring lettuce salad with salt-and-vinegar Roseval potato chips, roasted shallots, hard-cooked farm egg and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

A Lion and Its Bite

For those of you who are newly subscribed to The Spamwise Chronicles, back in January I embarked on a year-long experiment in cooking seasonally, using ingredients primarily sourced from Union […]

Saturday Snapshot

Caramelized onion tart, with cow’s milk ricotta cheese, fromage blanc, olives and sage; spring garden salad Except for the substitution of fromage blanc for crème fraîche, and sage for thyme, […]

Olive and Orange Salad

The weather for the past few weeks has been a real roller-coaster ride. Just when I thought that we were going to be seeing an early spring, with temperatures reaching […]

Sunday Snapshot

Tortilla de patatas; marinated green olives with thyme and parsley Adapted from this recipe at Smitten Kitchen. Ingredient quantities are slightly reduced from the instructions in Deb’s recipe; for example, […]

A Quartet of Tastes

The spring equinox is next Wednesday, but it feels as if we’re in late April instead of mid-March, due to the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been experiencing lately here in […]

Sunday Snapshot

Right: Oven-braised winter vegetables Left: Tatsoi salad, with hazelnut vinaigrette This is a lovely appetizer that presents a study in contrasts. Winter root vegetables are slowly transformed by an oven […]