Monthly Archives: July 2011

Hamburgers and fried potatoes for the Fourth of July – 4 July 2011

We go all-American on the 4th of July. Though today I decided we should make that either “the foods our grandparents brought from the old country” or “foods of people who make up America.” R pointed out that the latter … Continue reading

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Pork loin, Brussels sprouts, and olives as a pasta sauce – 3 July 2011

D took the last Costco boneless pork loin chop out of the freezer and got creative. He cut the pork into small (3/4″?) chunks, and cooked it in oil with sage, and added pre-boiled Brussels sprouts and halved Gaeta olives. … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and pecorino; salad – 2 July 2011

D took over cooking today, and it was great to have his signature pasta again. He cooked brown mushrooms and a portobello (giant crimini) (a cheapo bag from the Bowl), pine nuts, and parsley in olive oil, tossed with cooked … Continue reading

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Pork satay with peanut sauce; Thai jasmine rice; cucumber relish; broccolini – 1 July 2011

We were sorting out when to make bread and who was cooking when, when I realized why I had been thinking, last week, about making this pork satay – another from the May edition of Saveur. It uses up the … Continue reading

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