Monthly Archives: October 2011

Frittata sort of thing with ricotta and green beans; cold veggies – 31 October 2011

D is cooking again. He got home well after 7, and cooked up a quick and yummy dinner. I think part of his goal was to use up the ends of things. When I made the potato pizza on Friday, … Continue reading

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Linguine with cranberry beans and arugula; grilled prosciutto-wrapped radicchio; fresh tomatoes – 30 October 2011

D cooked the cranberry beans I bought last week, in stock with rosemary and garlic. I used some of them last night on the speck, and the rest tonight on the pasta. The beans were sitting in a bit of … Continue reading

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Pizza with roasted red peppers, potatoes, and tapenade – 28 October 2011

I had a couple of red peppers that I bought at the Bowl b/c they were beautiful and cheap (99 cents/lb) and was thinking of making an eggplant/feta pizza with them. But then I remembered this pizza that I made … Continue reading

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Lamb with lemon and thyme, grilled; Brussels sprouts; pilaf – 22 October 2011

I had to cook something quick b/c D&R were the featured artists at The Gardener today, and I wanted to go there too, which would not leave a lot of time for cooking afterwards. I took D there at 1, … Continue reading

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Pizza with radicchio, endive, walnuts, and Roquefort – 21 October 2011

We were running out of bread, and I decided, rather than make a new loaf for Friday, to have a pizza Friday night. I knew I could leave work a bit early to have time to make the crust, and … Continue reading

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Italian Sausages with Grapes; Brussels Sprouts – 20 October 2011

I planned to have this dinner Tuesday b/c I expected to be home late. Well, I was so late I couldn’t even go shopping for the sausages and grapes, so I had to put it off. Tonight I got out … Continue reading

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Quick dinner after getting home at 7 – 19 October 2011

Actually, I knew I’d be late getting home tonight, so I planned on pulling some pesto cubes out of the freezer for pasta, and having a couple of slices of sausage and some tomatoes. Well, the tomatoes I had separated … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with leftover tomato sauce, enhanced with bacon and mushrooms; bruschetta – 14 October 2011

D had some leftover tomato sauce that he made using fresh tomatoes from the Bowl, from a cheapo “use ’em quick” bag. He grilled up the last slice of bacon, and sauteed some sliced brown mushrooms in the bacon fat … Continue reading

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Omelette with ratatoille topping – 13 October 2011

D planned this use for the leftover ratatoille from two nights ago. He made some new no-knead bread today, with 1/6 whole wheat flour, 1/6 Central Milling Company flour that has barley flour in it, and the rest King Arthur … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh tomato-mushroom sauce; salad with dry-farmed early girl tomatoes – 12 October 2011

I came to one limit of my major teaching binge today, so I decided we should celebrate. D pulled some tomato sauce out of the fridge that he had made previously, and added some mushrooms, which he sauteed before adding … Continue reading

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Ratatoille; fresh tomatoes – 11 October 2011

My colleague J brought to work some very cute, small but beautiful globe eggplants yesterday, and some fresh, crispy green peppers. I brought home two of the former and one of the latter, and D made one eggplant, a green … Continue reading

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Leek and fava soup to die for; excellent BLTs – 10 October 2011

Wow, this was the best dinner we’ve had in ages, and it was “just” soup and a sandwich. I got home and found D there already, carrying a bottle of wine up from the cellar. There was a fabulous-smelling leek … Continue reading

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Shared Caprese pizza and quick salad – 9 October 2011

  D & R had their work at a gallery opening, and I did not expect one or both of them for dinner, so I planned on a personal pizza – a Caprese, for which I bought mozzarella di bufala … Continue reading

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Linguine with shell beans; caprese – 8 October 2011

D knew in advance what he was going to cook for a change 🙂 He had cooked a batch of cranberry beans yesterday in some lamb broth I made earlier, adding sage and rosemary from the garden. He mashed some … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce; bruschetta with shell beans – 7 October 2011

D went to the Bowl and found another bag of about-to-go-bad Romas on sale for 99 cents. He usually buys these if he can use them right away, and today he made a tomato sauce, using Georgeanne Brennan’s recipe from … Continue reading

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Tomato and leek tart – 6 October 2011

Knowing we would be out of bread tonight, and that he didn’t have time to hang out at home to make some this afternoon, D asked if I could use some of the less-than-stellar Dirty Girl Farm tomatoes (great, just … Continue reading

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Grilled chicken; grilled Japanese eggplant; rice with sage – 5 October 2011

D grilled some chicken breasts from Costco, coating them with herbs from the garden first. He also sliced up a long Japanese eggplant from my colleague J, oiled it and grilled it, and cooked some rice (I think Thai jasmine) … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and pecorino; salad with fresh tomatoes – 4 October 2011

D made his excellent signature pasta: mushrooms (brown, this time), pine nuts, and parsley cooked together in olive oil, with pecorino (probably Crotonese?) shaved over the top. D bought some Dirty Girl Farm dry farmed early girl tomatoes today, but … Continue reading

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A gift of wine; steak, potatoes and beans to have with it – 3 October 2011

My former student and advisee R left a bottle of Burgundy at my office door today. Shortly thereafter, D emailed to say he’d gotten the stitches out of his thumb, and I playfully suggested we celebrate. Well what the heck, … Continue reading

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Tomato-basil pasta; Brussels sprouts with hard sausage bits – 2 October 2011

It got to be about 7 pm and D had not thought about what to cook. We have a lot of really nice basil plants outside, so I suggested a pasta we learned about from “The Top 100 Pasta Sauces” … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Gaeta olive tapenade and green beans – 1 October 2011

October? Already?? Well, D made it worth our while to get this far with an excellent dinner – one he makes with some frequency, but none the less for that. The recipe is from Chez Panisse Pasta, Pizza and Calzone. … Continue reading

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