Monthly Archives: October 2013

Spaghetti with basil/walnut pesto; tomatoes, avocados – 24 October 2013

D bought a bunch of basil at the Tuesday market for a dollar and put the stems in water. They started wilting quickly, and I cut off the stem ends, but they still did not recover very well. That put … Continue reading

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Scotch Broth; broccoli – 23 October 2013

We had made lamb broth/stock by boiling the bones from some lamb chops we had eaten, along with one carrot. I took it out today to make this soup, which, in its Campbell’s incarnation, was a favorite of my childhood. … Continue reading

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Tomato tart – 19 October 2013

Having cheddar cheeses, some basil left by our friend M, a leftover leek, and a pile of dry-farmed early girls from Dirty Girl Produce, it seemed obvious I should make this tart again. The recipe is in my post from … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with cranberry beans, mushrooms, pinenuts, and parsley – 18 October 2013

D cooked a variant of hs signature pasta tonight. He added cranbery beans to his usual recipe. He cooked the fresh cranberry beans yesterday, in water with rosemary and garlic for about a half hour, then salted them and left … Continue reading

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Beef, red pepper, and onion kebabs; couscous with currants; Romano beans – 5 October 2013

We met a winemaker at Costco who was talking about his wine, encouraging people to try it. Though we don’t often have meals that go with California cabernets, we decided to try a bottle of this wine – Silver Stag … Continue reading

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Chicken Saltimbocca; black rice; broccoli; fresh tomatoes – 1 October (already??) 2013

We went to Costco on Sunday and bought, among very¬† many other things, chicken breasts. This, and the fact that I left some prosciutto led D to think of cooking Chicken Saltimbocca, a recipe that he found, ironically, in Chez … Continue reading

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