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A Winter Greenmarket Dinner

A while ago, I said that one of my New Year’s resolutions was to foodblog more often. It’s a little more complicated than that, so let me try to explain. […]

Calamari and Greens

Mirepoix is the French name for a combination of onions, carrots, and celery, typically in a 2:1:1 ratio. Mirepoix, either raw, roasted or sautéed with butter, is the flavor base […]

Squid Stew

A few posts ago, Urspo wondered how to make squid tasty and not tough, as it’s wont to do if you cook it longer than three minutes. That’s the thing […]

Of Squid and Ramps

The beauty in this dish is its simplicity. Ramps luxuriate in an olive oil bath with garlic, bay leaves and lemon peel. Sliced squid is added towards the end, briefly […]

Squid and Strawberries

Like I said, caption titles are hard. There are days when I wonder, what am I going to call this post? I can only do so many things with ‘Dinner’ […]

Seafood 2

Not everything turns out to be a success at Chez Spamwise. A case in point was last night’s dinner…. Pan-roasted squid, served with fennel, orange and wild arugula salad I […]

Squid Stuff

Linguine with squid and anchovies linguine 2 anchovies 1/2 lb. squid, thinly sliced crosswise 2 garlic cloves, crushed pinch of red pepper flakes 1/4 cup white wine handful of Italian […]