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Saturday Snapshot

Spiced rock shrimp with heirloom tomatoes This was just something I whipped up on the spur of the moment for tonight’s dinner. There isn’t a recipe for this, since I […]

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 […]

A Spring Troika — Part 1

When you hear the word ‘spring’, I bet the first thing that pops up in your mind isn’t something like ‘fennel’. Something more along the lines of ‘ramps’, or perhaps […]

A Few Small Plates

Here is a small collection of photographs of what I call ‘small plates’ — in reality, they are appetizers or small salads that are sized for one person. Perhaps some […]

Sardines with Bread Crumbs

Americans aren’t used to eating fresh sardines and anchovies, which is a shame. The difference between a fresh sardine or anchovy and their canned equivalents is literally night and day. […]

Cippolini en Agrodolce

Cippolini en agrodolce are quick-pickled onions in a sweet-and-sour marinade. Unlike many pickles, these onions are not as sour as the vinegar is tempered with sugar. Serve with cured meats […]