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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 […]

A Greenmarket Dinner

Credit for tonight’s dinner goes to Homer of Homer’s World. Homer doesn’t know it but when I started regular foodblogging in 2008, I decided to really become attuned to what […]

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 […]

Spring Vegetable Risotto

Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables. It exemplifies spring, regardless of the weather. There are many varieties of asparagus available — thick, thin, green, white and purple. Wild asparagus […]

Fish Dinner

If you’ve never had slow-roasted tomatoes, you’ve been missing out. It’s one of summer’s greatest pleasures, alongside homemade ice cream, hamburgers on the grill or ice-cold watermelon. It is, understandably, […]

Greenmarket Dinner

If there is a vegetable that epitomizes summer, it has to be corn. Plump, golden yellow kernels, provide an all-too-brief reminder of how short the season is. The best corn […]

Curd Rice

A southern Indian vegetarian dish, curd rice consists of gently spiced yogurt or buttermilk folded into basmati rice. This is traditionally served with either a pickle or a chutney, or […]

Chicken Congee

There’s something transformative about a bowl of congee. To most people, it’s just rice porridge. Set a bowl in front of me, and it’s as if I’ve stepped back in […]

Inspiration From San Francisco

Roast chicken is extremely economical. One bird can theoretically provide dinner for nearly a week, especially when you’re cooking for one person. For example: Sunday: Roast chicken Monday (tonight): Roast […]

When Recipes Go Wrong, Part 1

Not everything that gets made in Spamwise’s kitchen comes out perfect the first time around. A case in point was my first attempt at a brunch dish I saw on […]

Slow-Roasted Tomatoes

If only June were here sooner, then I wouldn’t have to look at hydroponic greenhouse tomatoes at the Greenmarket … or be entertained by thoughts of tomato confit. Thin spaghetti […]

20 Minute Supper

This isn’t seasonal (because the tomatoes in question were hydroponically grown in a greenhouse, and also because tomatoes aren’t due for another two months) BUT it is local. The shrimp […]

Poussin

In the United Kingdom, poussin (or less common coquelet) is a term commonly used by butchers for a young chicken, less than 28 days old at slaughter and usually weighing […]

A Farewell to Summer

I know, I know…it’s early November. I have no business posting anything about summer knee-deep in autumn. Migliorelli had some beautiful plum tomatoes for about $1.60 a pound. I bought […]