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Saturday Snapshot

Shrimp, asparagus, orange zest — Adapted from this recipe at Mythineats. Sauce consists of 2 tablespoon pan drippings, the juice of half a lemon, 2 tablespoons Cara Cara orange juice, […]

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, […]

Saturday Snapshot

I first saw mention of this dish in The Silver Spoon, which is as I understand it, the best-selling and most preeminent Italian cookbook of the last half-century. It’s on […]

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 […]

Tuesday Snapshot

“Chicken and parsnips” — Roasted parsnips, green garlic, capers and chicken skin “chips” (essentially deep-fried chicken skin seasoned with salt and pepper), lightly dressed with lemon juice