Monthly Archives: April 2013

Capelletti with sausage, zucchini, and sundried tomatoes; broccoli – 25 April 2013

Addpix Sixtieth anniversary of the publication of the structure of DNA. Cool. I wanted to use at least one of the Italian sausages from Christopher Lee before freezing the rest. I came up with this idea for a pasta while … Continue reading

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Alpin Spaghetti; radicchio with prosciutto – 24 April 2013

Trying to use up some oldish basil that has been in water on the island, and also to do a relatively simple dinner, during this very stressful term… Alpine Spaghetti is from Simple Foods for the Pack, which we’ve had … Continue reading

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Breakfast for dinner: chorizo, scrambled eggs, and kale – 23 April 2013

I wanted to try out the Chorizo (Spanish style) I got from Christopher Lee last weekend, and also I didn’t have much time to invest in dinner. I decided what the heck, just make breakfast instead. I cooked one Chorizo … Continue reading

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Panini with leftover foccacia, robiola and prosciutto; favas; baby carrots – 22 April 2013

Addpix I knew I wouldn’t be off work till 6 at the earliest, and then D called and said I should come by his work b/c they were doing “a pour” – that is to say, pouring molten metal into … Continue reading

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Foccacia with robiola and pate; salad with avocado and olives – 21 April 2013

Addpix I bought Robiola for this dinner a couple of weeks ago, and never found a time to make the foccacia. Finally, we decided on Friday to plan it for tonight. The recipe is from Recipes From Paradise, which is … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, and parsley – 19 April 2013

Addpix D volunteered to take over tonight, partly so I could work late, and partly so he could use up the very nice brown mushrooms that are still in the fridge. It was obvious he should make his signature pasta, … Continue reading

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Omelette with chervil; favas with ricotta salata – 18 April 2013

I came home and started on dinner, but it turned out D had had an idea too, and set up for it at lunchtime. So we combined ideas. D wanted to use the chervil from the garden in an omelette … Continue reading

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Pad Thai prawns; corn salad – Dinner at Anchalee! – 17 April 2013

I called D about 7:30 to see if he had any ideas for dinner, and he suggested walking to Anchalee. I agreed, and we had a very good dinner of corn salad and Pad Thai with prawns. We asked for … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato sauce with sausage; kale – 16 April 2013

Addpix I realized this morning that I had not frozen the last Italian sausage from Christopher Lee, so I decided just to cook it tonight. I ran through a bunch of options, but at D’s suggestion, I ended up skinning … Continue reading

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Grilled cheese sandwiches; sugar snap peas – 15 April 2013

Addpix Both D and I got home really late. I think I was supposed to be cooking, but instead we sort of punted a really simple meal together. We had the nice Acme Levain still to eat, and a lot … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato/basil sauce; asparagus with feta – 14 April 2013

Addpix tHE nIGHT OF THE tURBO tAX cRASH – and clearly I had the caps lock on, but it does represent the evening effectively, so I’m leaving it. While I waited on hold for the TT help people for an … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Italian sausage, mushrooms, and onions – 12 April 2013

Addpix D suggested this pasta as an easy and yummy dinner. I skinned one of Christopher Lee’s Italian sausages and cut up the meat into chunks, then cooked it in olive oil in a small frying pan. When it was … Continue reading

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Italian sausage; chard; potatoes with parsley – 11 April 2013

Addpix We had to work on taxes, and I didn’t get home till 7, so nothing fancy tonight. I took the last of the 3 bunches of chard I got at Berkeley Bowl last week – amazingly almost entirely still … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with leftover chicken, asparagus, and favas – 10 April 2013

Addpix We both got home close to 8pm – bad week – but D got home earlier than I did, and had dinner well underway by the time I arrived. He cut up some shallots and cooked them a bit, … Continue reading

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Salad with leftover chicken – 9 April 2013

I worked really late (again) and D was working on a salad by the time I called home, and had it just about finished when I arrived. He had been given a huge bag of baby mixed lettuces at the … Continue reading

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Penne with cheese sauce and nasturtiums – 7 April 2013

Addpix I made ths pasta under false pretenses – I thought I still had some of the excellent Cheese Board Roquefort to use up, and I didn’t; I thought I could use the last of the cream, but it was … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato sauce and Italian sausage – 8 April 2013

I picked up some Italian sausages from Christopher Lee after work, and made my way home about 7:15. I cooked up one sausage, and added it to the rest of the fresh tomato sauce D made last week, and served … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita – 5 April 2013

Addpix We were about to run out of bread, so I decided to make a pizza. I had something like 7 little vats of Margherita sauce in the fridge (2/3 cups each), but the pizza also requires fresh mozzarella and … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato sauce, with mushrooms and Calabrian sausage – 4 April 2013

Addpix D bought a bargain bag of tomatoes on Monday at the Bowl, and blanched and peeled them, and then today he made them into a sauce, with onions, fresh rosemary and thyme, and some wine that was good enough … Continue reading

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Fettucine with Sorrento sauce; salad – 2 April 2013

Addpix I moved a one-dinner vat of Sorrento sauce (a tomato sauce made with butter) from freezer to fridge last night, knowing I was cooking today and might have little time. I have frozen the sauce in vats of about … Continue reading

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Asparagus bread pudding; endive with gorgonzola dolce – 31 March 2013

Addpix With R & D working on the electricity for R’s house, I was on my own cooking this labor-intensive dish, except that D brought in, washed, and did the initial picking over of the herbs. Leaving only an hour’s … Continue reading

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