Clams in Wine, Garlic and Herb Broth

Over the last decade (or two), I seem to have developed quite an aversion to crowds of people.  The feeling of being hemmed in, the annoyance of trying to get where I’m going while people stand obliviously in the center of the walkway, frustration with children running over you while their self-adsorbed parents text and… Continue reading Clams in Wine, Garlic and Herb Broth

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Roasted Lima Beans with Italian Herbs

Modified from Wholefoods.com It was not shaping up to be an exciting day for vegetables.  There were slim pickings in the refrigerator, and I didn’t relish the idea of going out to the grocery store in the rain.  However, the ever-dependable lima beans were waiting in the freezer.  Waiting for a chance to be something… Continue reading Roasted Lima Beans with Italian Herbs

Lemon Garlic Shrimp over Cauliflower Mash

This recipe is a low-carb adaptation of Shrimp and Grits, and I have to say it worked pretty well!  There are a lot of flavors here – first, in lieu of grits, a base of roasted cauliflower pureed with roasted garlic and Parmesan cheese.  Then we top it off with wild-caught shrimp in a spicy… Continue reading Lemon Garlic Shrimp over Cauliflower Mash

Fresh Heirloom Tomato Sauce

Our neighbor, Mike, from across the road is always kind enough to share his bounty of tomatoes with us.  It’s nice to have someone who takes pity on those of us with “black thumbs” when it comes to gardening.   We have spent untold dollars for a cumulative harvest of 4 or 5 eggplants and 3… Continue reading Fresh Heirloom Tomato Sauce

Perp-Walk Chicken

aka Grill-Roasted Chicken with Lemon, Garlic, and Fresh Herbs Saturday, May 21, 2011.  This date stands out for many reasons.  First, as I’m sure you heard, it was purported to be Judgment Day.  As 6 pm slid past uneventfully while we sipped Pinot Noir on our peaceful patio, with this chicken roasting away in the… Continue reading Perp-Walk Chicken