Monthly Archives: June 2013

Nicoise Salad – 29 June 2013

I’ve been wanting to make this salad ever since Saveur sent me their Provencal menu. They send very enticing emails. It’s a terrific magazine, to which I’ve subscribed happily for several years. I love beautiful food, so I was totally … Continue reading

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Italian sausage; fresh cranberry beans; green beans – 28 June 2013

Friday night, and I was expecting to be home late, but ended up home an hour early instead. D was going to cook, but ended up being late. We traded off, since I discovered there was still time to open … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with leftover sauce; romano beans with morels – 27 June 2013

D dug around in the fridge for a few minutes, as is his wont, and came up with a yummy dinner – part leftovers, part yummy new inspiration. We’d had bits of leftover cooked spaghetti a couple times in the … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato sauce – 23 June 2013

D made another variant of his tomato sauce, adding short lengths of romano beans, and some salami secche, probably Columbus. Good dinner. We had two leftover wines with this, one from last night, the other unknown, but most likely the … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato sauce – 22 June 2013

I arrived home from my trip not feeling very well, and so I asked for just a tiny serving of dinner. It was a nice pasta, with a tomato sauce D had made using tomatoes from a discount bag that … Continue reading

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Panino Caprese – 21 June 2013

I really should not have had dinner when I did. Mistake. After a perfectly wonderful food truck lunch, I realized that we had events until 4:30, then 5-6 and 6-9-or-later, leaving 4:30-5 as the only possibility for getting dinner. I … Continue reading

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Gift of a peanut butter sandwich – 20 June 2013

Once again, I forgot to photograph an unusual dinner. Our events lasted so late there was nowhere to buy dinner. I went to a comedy show at that point – about 9:30 – and mused to someone it was not … Continue reading

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Hors d’Oeuvres at the Tech Museum – 19 June 2013

As usual, I forgot to photograph dinner, since it was unusual {sigh}. I went to our event’s opening party at the Tech Museum, and the hors d’oeuvres were terrific. Might as well have the nifty, Escherian Tech Museum logo here: … Continue reading

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Panini; cannellini bean salad; baby bok choi – 18 June 2013

I’m writing this on 4 July based on photos. I wanted to use up the cannellini bean salad from the 15th, and made a panino (then split in two for D and me) to have with it. Looks like this … Continue reading

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Penne with nasturtiums in creamy cheese sauce; green beans – 17 June 2013

Hm. WordPress looks all different. Seems to work… D reminded me today that I have a large chunk of Fontina Valle d’Aosta from The Cheese Board that I want to use and not let get old. This was an exceptionally … Continue reading

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Pizza with caramelized onions, bacon, and fresh mozzarella; romano beans – 16 June 2013

This is a variant on Friday’s (14th) broiled pizza attempt. I think I liked that crust better, but this one was not up to my usual standards, so not a good experimental comparison, unfortunately. I used 1/3 of my usual … Continue reading

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Grilled lamb kebabs; cannellini bean salad; sugar snap peas with mint – 15 June 2013

Weber’s Art of the Grill has fabulous side dishes. I wanted to make this cannellini bean salad, though what it accompanies in the book – a marinated rack of lamb – is normally too pricey and too much work (i.e. … Continue reading

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Broiled pizza with onions, bacon, and fresh mozzarella; salad with avocados and olives – 14 June 2013;

I’m writing this 4 July from photos and comments on nearby posts. I’m sure this was the fourth and most successful of the broiled pizza attempts, based on the ideas and recipes in Jim Lahey’s My Pizza. I used the … Continue reading

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Grilled polenta with black bean salad – 13 June 2013

I made this at least once previously and our notes said we loved it, so I decided to make it again. The bean salad is also perfectly beautiful! It’s a lot of work, but of course, I made it harder … Continue reading

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Broiled pizza Margherita; zucchini – 12 June 2013

I decided to try another broiled pizza Margherita, since I had kept 1/4 cup of Margherita sauce from last time and also had some leftover fresh buffalo mozz, though much less than the broiled pizza recipe called for. I wanted … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Calabrian sausage and zucchini – 11 June 2013

Bowing for once to D’s addiction to pasta, and overcoming my fear of being trapped by bread (i.e. have to have meals to go with bread if you have it, so it won’t go bad), I actually made spaghetti tonight. … Continue reading

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White “starter” pizza; salad with avocados and olives – 10 June 2013

This is my second attempt at a James Lahey broiled pizza, and it turned out a bit better than the first. I used the other half of the half-recipe of dough I made late last week, which has been in … Continue reading

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Truffled egg toasts with asparagus; avocado and olive salad – 9 June 2013

LOL! As I write this, the previous post on this blog is… truffled egg toasts with asparagus, on the 6th. Since I still had asparagus (and the season is ending) and wanted to try these with a different bread, and … Continue reading

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Broiled pizza Margherita – 8 June 2013

This was a big experiment, which I went through with despite it being after a big event. Unfortunately, I am writing this on 1 July, but trying to remember it. The experiment was my first broiled pizza, a la James … Continue reading

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Italian sausage; couscous; cranberry beans – 7 June 2014

I intended to make a broiled pizza tonight, but when I got home, it was obvious the dough had not risen enough. I looked in the fridge and noticed we still had cranberry beans from when I cooked them earlier … Continue reading

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Truffled egg toasts with asparagus pieces; baby bok choi – 6 June 2013

We bought a loaf of Pain de Mie from Acme a couple of weeks ago, in part to make this wonderful dish. I cut off the top and one end of the loaf so as to make it fit into … Continue reading

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Pizza with zucchini, feta, corn, and cilantro – 5 June 2013

Tonight’s pizza is from The Cheese Board’s wonderful cookbook, though I have altered it a bit. I had cilantro left over, and when running down a list of possible pizzas, this one stood out for that reason. Also b/c we’ve … Continue reading

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Tilapia fillet cooked in salsa – 2 June 2013

Writing this 4 July, from the photos and a pretty good memory… We had some of D’s fresh salsa left over – no doubt from nachos for a previous day’s lunch – and I wanted to cook fish, and also … Continue reading

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Marinated beef kebabs with red pepper and onion; couscous with raisins; baby bok choi – 1 June 2013

I decided on this dish to have with a wine gift I had received. This is from Weber’s Big Book of Grilling (the red one), and is officially called Lemon-Herb Beef Kabobs with Couscous Salad. For 1 1/2 lb sirloin … Continue reading

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