POLENTA WITH PANCETTA, SHAVED ASPARAGUS AND AGED GOUDA

Polenta with Pancetta, Asparagus and Shaved Gouda-25

Last week Jody and I were treated to a delicious dish of broiled polenta with mushrooms at the home of friends and we immediately began thinking about a spring variation. Our first impulse, topping it with chicory and fava beans, didn’t work out because fresh favas – or a good substitute – aren’t in stores yet. What is available now is asparagus – and pancetta, and for a new wrinkle on the cheese, Aged Gouda.

Lemon-Bay Scones with Currants

On Christmas morning we usually have something special.  This year Jody decided on scones, Lemon-Bay Scones with Currants.  Which meant that this past week she’s been running a bake-a-thon in quest of the perfect scone.  I work at home, usually alone, and the availability of incredible treats can make the atmosphere just a little too …