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Sunday Snapshot

Spaghetti “carbonara” with ramps, wild arugula, parsley and mint Click here to view a large-size version of this picture. It’s not a real carbonara (which usually has raw beaten egg […]

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 […]

Asparagus and Eggs

This plate of pasta is deceiving. There’s enough butter and cheese present to choke a horse, not to mention the addition of soft-boiled pheasant and duck eggs. On the other […]

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 […]

…Out Like a Lamb

What a difference a month makes, eh? Earlier this week we had torrential downpours and today it was in the mid-60s. A few weeks ago it was the tail end […]

Spring Preview

Assuming it doesn’t rain AGAIN this weekend like it’s been doing for the past two weeks, you’ll see a slew of posts in the next few days. Today was 68 […]

“Eggs and Things”

“Eggs and things” Click here for a high resolution version of this picture. I call this “eggs and things”. It’s sort of like a reverse frittata. The actual vegetables used […]

Cauliflower 1

To most people, cauliflower is decidedly boring. It’s not sexy compared to say, tomatoes or corn. I seriously doubt that it springs to mind when you ask someone what his […]

Breakfast 1

Heirloom tomato and mint salsa As far as salsas go, this one is pretty basic. 1 cucumber, diced; 3 heirloom tomatoes, diced; 1/2 red onion, finely chopped; juice of half […]