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Spinach Salad

The addition of one teaspoon freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese to a basic vinaigrette (two tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, the juice of half a lemon, a small pinch each of salt […]

Salad for Dinner

Sometimes “rabbit food” is what you want for dinner. *wink* Spring lettuce salad with salt-and-vinegar Roseval potato chips, roasted shallots, hard-cooked farm egg and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Olive and Orange Salad

The weather for the past few weeks has been a real roller-coaster ride. Just when I thought that we were going to be seeing an early spring, with temperatures reaching […]

A Quartet of Tastes

The spring equinox is next Wednesday, but it feels as if we’re in late April instead of mid-March, due to the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been experiencing lately here in […]

Salade Parisienne, with Sauce Moutarde

Salade parisienne is a variable “salade composée”, what is known in American cuisine as a “chef’s salad” or “composed salad”. The ingredients are seasonal and can vary, depending on what […]

Sunday Snapshot

Right: Oven-braised winter vegetables Left: Tatsoi salad, with hazelnut vinaigrette This is a lovely appetizer that presents a study in contrasts. Winter root vegetables are slowly transformed by an oven […]

Monday Snapshots

30 days from now is the spring solstice. That’s what I tell myself deep down to maintain my sanity, even as I yearn for the first breath of spring.

Mediterranean Cauliflower Salad

Mediterranean cauliflower salad The recipe is a work in progress, which is why it’s not presented here in final form. This version contains steamed cauliflower which was then coarsely chopped […]

Italian Potato Salad

Even though the City had been under a winter storm watch for most of Friday evening and early Saturday morning, the Greenmarket had a surprisingly strong complement of farmstands when […]

Spinach, Eggs and Potatoes

Arugula and Bordeaux spinach salad, with fried farm egg and homemade salt-and-vinegar potato chips Bordeaux spinach is an heirloom variety of spinach that’s sweeter and more tender than regular spinach. […]

Sunday Snapshots

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to foodblog more often. I think you’ll agree that I’m off to a nice start. Sautéed fennel and cauliflower This is a delicious […]

Fennel and Shrimp for Dinner

If you’re just joining us, the premise behind The Spamwise Chronicles is an appreciation for the beauty in food and in the world around us, for cooking seasonally and eating […]

Sunday Snapshot

“Fusion” spinach salad. Spinach, rocambole garlic and chanterelles, sautéed in French butter, served over cow’s milk ricotta cheese with toasted nori and ebi furikake. Nori is a type of seaweed […]