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Salad Snapshot

Sucrine, cremini and chanterelle salad Sucrine is a French heirloom variety of lettuce known for its succulent sweetness and crisp texture. Substitute romaine lettuce if unavailable. The creminis and chanterelles […]
Salad Snapshot

Thursday Snapshot

Petits pois, with shallots and chickweed — adapted from and inspired by this recipe from L’Oustau de Baumanière, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Les Baux, Provence, France. This is simple, especially […]

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 […]

Mussel Risotto

A risotto such as this one, with flavorful, plump mussels nestled amongst tender grains of Arborio rice, lusciously sweet tomatoes and a fragrant mixture of onion, celery and herbs is […]

Salad Snapshot

Originally, I had planned an appetizer for dinner earlier in the week called “bacon and eggs” — slow-cooked scrambled wild turkey eggs, with caviar and pancetta. Unfortunately, the remaining pancetta […]

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 […]