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Wednesday Greenmarket Gallery

Three more weeks until the summer solstice, wherein we’ll celebrate the longest day of the year. Carpe diem, for there’s no time like the present to revel in spring before […]

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 […]

Thursday Snapshot

Asparagus salad, polenta cake, wild turkey egg Virtually everything that you see here except for the olive oil in the dressing came from Union Square Greenmarket, in New York City. […]

Pasta For Dinner

If you’ve been following this food blog for a while, you may have noticed that there’s an inordinate amount of pasta dishes that appears throughout this blog. That’s because it’s […]

Breakfast Snapshot

Spring vegetables, poached wild turkey egg The vegetables consist of asparagus, morel mushrooms and French breakfast radishes. The morels were sautéed in unsalted butter; the asparagus and radishes were briefly […]

Thursday Snapshot

The best type of art is the edible kind. Shaved asparagus salad with roasted shallots, fried herbs and shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Pasta Primavera

Before I get to the subject of today’s post, I want to talk a little about one of my pet peeves that keeps occurring with some regularity, especially now that […]

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, […]

From Market to Table

Sometimes, there’s nothing more satisfying than roast chicken. So simple, and so delicious. Roast poussin, spring vegetables, Chardonnay jus Sliced strawberries macerated with sugar, mint and fresh squeezed orange juice […]

Pasta Primavera

Pasta primavera is a dish of Italian-American origin that usually consists of pasta and fresh vegetables. Occasionally, meat may be added such as chicken or shrimp, but the focus of […]

Greenmarket Gallery

Only 3 weeks till the summer solstice. Lots of great stuff available at the farmer’s market this past weekend …