Roast Lamb with Potatoes

20180410_190544Greeks like to joke about the song “Mary Had a Little Lamb” by noting that it’s in past tense.  Had.

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Storing Root Vegetables

20180330_135353Nothing says “tasty” like a carrot pulled from the refrigerator that proceeds to flop over like a spaghetti noodle, right?  Hmmm… maybe not so much.

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Carrots (Daucus carota subsp. sativus)

20180330_110610Orange carrots are so ubiquitous that it’s easy to think that they have always been the norm, yet they are actually the Johnny-come-lately’s of the carrot world.  White and purple are really the old timers.

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Harvesting Leafy Greens

20180403_203626I like to get the most “bang for my buck” whenever I can.  As much as I love to garden, I don’t have time to refresh my plantings as often as I like, so whenever I can extend my harvest without having to start over, I’m good.

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Clam Chowder

20210203_144638Portland, Oregon, circa 1981.  My parents and I are dining at a swanky hotel restaurant.  I order clam chowder and am served something that can only be described as nectar of the gods.

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