Monthly Archives: February 2013

Spaghetti with Calabrian sausage; carrot – 27 February 2013

D is cooking this week while I’m in overload mode. Tonight I arrived home to find him cooking a pasta topping consisting of one Calabrian sausage from Christopher Lee, broken up, a bit of chopped red onion, and parsley, all … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and pecorino Romano – 26 Februaru 2013

D cooked his own specialty tonight – sliced white mushrooms, sauteed in oil, then pine nuts and parsley added and cooked a bit. Tossed with cooked spaghetti, with shaved pecorino Romano over the top. A favorite around here! Had a … Continue reading

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Crepinettes; fried eggs, toast – 25 February 2013

D, as promised, cooked us eggs and sausage for dinner. This was  based on the crepinettes I got from Christopher Lee on Sunday, a breakfast sausage patty we’ve never tried before. D cooked the sausages on low heat for 12 … Continue reading

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Panini with new Calabrian sausage; Brussels sprouts – 24 February 2013

D and I cooked this together again. That’s nice. He bought some Semifreddi ciabatta rolls this morning at the Bowl, and we had one for lunch and one for dinner. To make panini, we cut the domed top of the … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce with mushrooms – 22 February 2013

I was going to get home late, and thought about making panini, since now I finally have pesto cubes in the freezer again. But D pointed out (over the phone) that the tomato sauce with mushrooms that he had made … Continue reading

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Pizza from the freezer; broccoli – 21 February 2012

We are out of bread again, so I decided to make a pizza with one of my two frozen doughs. I didn’t have much time, so I decided just to take out a vat of Wells sauce (Patricia Wells’ tomato … Continue reading

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Lentil and chorizo soup; kale – 18 February 2013

I found this recipe in the most recent issue of Cook’s Illustrated, an excellent magazine that I think of as the Consumer Reports of recipes. The writer wanted to make a soup where the lentils didn’t get all mushy and … Continue reading

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Pesto; broccoli – 17 February 2013

I bought a huge bag of basil yesterday – a pound for $5.75 – since we are out of frozen pesto cubes. I thought pesto would make a nice dinner for tonight, and I could make up the whole bag … Continue reading

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Tomato basil sauce with shaved daikon radish – 14 February 20132

Last weekend on our favorite trail, I heard two men discussing a recipe. I commented that it was a great “I love Berkeley” moment – you get cooking tips on a hiking trail – and one of the guys repeated … Continue reading

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Young broccoli with a soft-boiled egg; leftover rice with mushrooms – 13 February 2013

D took over cooking, partly because this is a hard week at work for me, and partly because he had some ideas for things to cook, notably this nifty young broccoli he got at the farmers’ market yesterday. He sort … Continue reading

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Chevre with tomato sauce and olives; kale – 12 February 2013

Happy Darwin’s Birthday! I finally made the dish I had intended to make on Friday, when I stopped at Arizmendi for a baguette and ended up buying a terrific pizza. This is a recipe from Patricia Wells At Home in … Continue reading

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Panini with roasted red pepper puree, fontina, and onions; Brussels sprouts – 10 February 2013

Had to be a quickie tonight as I am working on upgrading my lectures in two courses, and that is a lot of work. Plus the usual weekend stuff – laundry and ironing and all that. We were out of … Continue reading

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Four-cheese pizza; brussels sprouts – 9 February 2013

I made what I had planned for tonight, despite having had a pizza from Arizmendi – definitely not planned – last night. I went to the Bowl for tomatoes and the produce guy said the Odorikos from Miyashita Farms were … Continue reading

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Cacio e pepe; baby bok choi; carrot; olives – 5 February 2013

D cooked a simple but scrumptious pasta tonight, from Trattoria by Patricia Wells – except it’s a very old recipe that she is just presenting in one form. You cook spaghetti, then toss it in a well-preheated bowl with grated … Continue reading

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Risotto with mushrooms and leftover ham – 4 February 2013

D cooked a delicious risotto tonight. He cooked scallions and mushrooms in oil, then added the few remaining small slices of Kentucky Legend ham that I had defrosted last week or so (cut up!). He used the chicken stock he … Continue reading

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Pasta with leftover grilled chicken; avocado salad – 3 February 2013

D cooked an excellent pasta tonight, using up the last 2/3 of a chicken breast half that he grilled a few nights ago. He  cut up the chicken, and cooked it with sliced scallions and minced ginger, in olive oil, … Continue reading

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“Ligurian pork chops,” Thai jasmine rice, Brussels sprouts – 2 February 2013

Tonight we decided would be a “Christmas” – I guess this must be “Christmas in January” – wherein D presents me with a special bottle of wine (which I must share ;)) and we have a really nice meal to … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh tomato/hamburger sauce; Brussels sprouts – 1 February 2013

D found a bag of discount tomatoes again at the Bowl the other day, and made a fresh tomato sauce out of them. Tonight he added about a half pound of hamburger, boiled some spaghetti, and grated parmaggiano over the … Continue reading

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31 Jan 2013 – Back to normal life: Leftover smoked chicken, polenta with Margherita sauce, avocado salad

D’s Dad P left this morning. We had a great time and look forward to his return. Tonight, D is still cooking b/c I am in the first weeks of my term. He made a delicious dinner, using the polenta … Continue reading

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