Tag Archives: ham

Potato-ham gratin with shallots and cheddar

Here’s what I dream of lately*: Gentle ocean breezes. The scent of lilacs in full bloom. The warmth of the sun on my face. My whole face, not just the tip of my nose, which is the only exposed body … Continue reading

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Corn chowder redux

I apologize for my prolonged absence. Evidently, when you prepare to send your only child off to college, days and weeks disappear in a moment. I was absolutely certain I’d posted just over a week ago, not nearly a month … Continue reading

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Spinach, prosciutto and olive pizza

We’re fairly openminded diners, the three of us, but each of us has a small list of foods we’re not overjoyed to eat. I’m not a big fan of ground beef or sweet-and-sour anything; Luke avoids onions, mayonnaise, and all … Continue reading

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Potato-ham hash: it’s not just for breakfast

One of these days I need to make hash for breakfast. Crispy potato bits, maybe topped with a lovely fried egg with a runny yolk… . What a great way to start the day. It’s not that I’ve never made … Continue reading

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Asparagus in the raw

We finally had a fleeting glimpse of summer; it reached 89 degrees yesterday, and the mid-80s today. The garden is growing so quickly you can almost watch the leaves unfurling. I’ve planted seeds for zinnias, cosmos, nasturtium, basil and parsley. … Continue reading

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