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Weekend Herb Blogging

A Spring Troika — Part 2

Before I get to today’s post, you may have noticed that the title of this food blog changed from “The Spamwise Chronicles” to “Simple Kitchen Seasons”. As I explain on […]

Spring Greens

The method detailed in this recipe is probably my favorite way to cook vegetables of all kinds — broccoli, potatoes, beans, carrots, squash, zucchini, spinach … the list goes on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Okra, Shrimp and Tomato Curry

Okra is an annual flowering plant in the mallow family. It is valued for its edible green seed pods. Originating in Africa, the plant is cultivated in tropical, subtropical and […]

Summer Squash

According to Wikipedia, summer squash are a subset of squashes that are harvested when immature (while the rind is still tender and edible). All summer squashes are the fruits of […]

Cherry Tomatoes

No longer relegated to salad bars, cherry tomatoes are now available in countless varieties. In New York City and throughout the Northeast, their primary season arrives towards the end of […]