Spaghetti with tomato-basil sauce; broccoli – 8 December 2012

D cooked since I was busy packing for a trip. He used up a pack of basil that I had bought for the Margherita pizza, and the rest of the lovely broccoli from (I think) Kaki farm, at the Tuesday Berkeley farmers’ market.

main121208D (without actually consulting it) used a recipe from 100 best pasta recipes by Diane Seed – has to be the easiest ever: heat olive oil, toss in a can of tomatoes, salt, and pepper, cook on high 5 minutes, stir in basil leaves.

bread121208He boiled the broccoli and then tossed in butter with salt and pepper. We had a baguette with dinner – adding this the 29th(!) so am not sure but it looks like an Acme sourdough.






D took out the second bottle of a wine we got recently at Vino, the Grape Expectations store on 4th St in Berkeley. It’s called “Chateau Bas / L’Alvernegue” with the appellation “Coteaux d’Aix en Provence











R made some excellent gingerbreaddy cookies with frosting – addictive!


Just another table shot for fun:


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