Monthly Archives: March 2014

Pizza Margherita; zucchini – 30 March 2014

I’m finishing up cooking for awhile b/c of my overloaded schedule for the next week or more. D is taking over. Thank you! I needed to use up one more Gustosella fresh mozzarella di bufala, and D suggested just making … Continue reading

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Eggplant “sandwiches” where the eggplant is the bread; leftover black rice with onions – 29 March 2014

Had a hard time deciding on dinner, partly b/c the ones that made sense required a trip to the Bowl, which is not advisable on weekends. But I did it. Went to the deli, took a number (81 – they … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita; salad with avocado – 28 March 2014

I decided to make a Margherita b/c it was easy, and then found out I was out of frozen aliquots of Margherita sauce. owel. So I made some up, according to this recipe, but added a third 1/4 tsp of … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with reinvented tomato sauce; Brussels sprouts – 27 March 2014

I am burnt out and don’t want to do any more super-cooking this week, so D suggested I just cook up the fresh tomato sauce he made… not sure when. It’s still good, though. I added water and boiled the … Continue reading

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Pepperoni, kale and potato soup; asparagus – 26 March 2014

Having bought another Molinari pepperoni stick for my pizza Americano the other night, I decided to make this soup again. Differences from the linked recipe: for the stock, I just used one 6-cup can of Swanson’s chicken broth (low salt … Continue reading

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Pizza with potatoes, grilled red pepper, and olive tapenade; Brussels sprouts – 25 March 2014

Definitely a favorite pizza! I used the recipe I wrote up in January to make this pizza, decreasing the topping ingredients slightly b/c I used 1/3 dough instead of 1/2 dough recipe this time. Also boiled up some Brussels sprouts … Continue reading

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Leek and olive tart; asparagus with aioli – 24 March 2014

On spring break, so I’m doing the cooking for this week. I made a dish from the second Greens cookbook, which I’ve made before and we’ve really loved. Basically, a yeasted, unkneaded crust of flour, water, softened butter, lemon zest, … Continue reading

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Pizza Americano; broccoli – 23 March 2014

I wasn’t sure how D would react to this all-American pizza, instead of the tomato-sauce-free, veggie-heavy pizzas I usually make, but he deemed it “very good.” Happy 🙂 This is a remake of a personal pizza I made on 3 … Continue reading

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Pizza with grilled eggplant and red pepper, feta; lettuce salad; Brussels sprouts – 22 March 2014

I really liked this pizza a lot, and D did too! I used 1/3 recipe of crust, about 1/2 a “medium” eggplant, and one smallish (long and thin) red pepper for this recipe. D and I planned to plant some … Continue reading

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Risotto with taleggio, kale and sweet and sour parsnips – 21 March 2014

D had this planned a long time ago – I think two weeks, when we went to The Cheese Board and bought the taleggio (raw milk version). It’s a recipe from Cucina Italiana (in Italiano) which I buy for him … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce; salad – 20 March 2014

First day of spring! D made this red sauce a few days ago, using bargain-bag tomatoes he found at the Bowl. It has mushrooms in it, and absolutely tons of oregano, b/c he accidentally pulled up a bunch of oregano … Continue reading

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Pizza and salad at an alumni party – 19 March 2014

I remembered to take the picture! I remembered to take the picture! I usually don’t, when anything is remotely unusual. I attended an alumni night for the edification of current students, and pizza was delivered. Not sure where it was … Continue reading

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Salad; sorrel soup; bread with goat cheese – 18 March 2014

R gave us half of his pillow of baby lettuce, so D made a big salad with it for dinner. He also served up some of the sorrel soup, and a slice of the Acme whole wheat walnut bread, spread … Continue reading

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Grilled chicken thighs with oregano pesto; black rice; salad – 17 March 2014

D was weeding yesterday and accidentally pulled up a huge pile of Greek oregano. R said he should look for our pesto book, which D did not remember having (it had belonged to his late aunt, E).  I found the … Continue reading

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Sorrel and leek soup – 16 March 2014

D cooked two dinners tonight and served one. The served one is leek and sorrel soup from Georgeanne Brennan’s Potager, one of our favorite cookbooks. The sorrel in the garden was looking enthusiastic, so I suggested it was time for … Continue reading

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Radicchio with pappardelle; bruschetta with cannellini – 15 March 2014

Not sure what reminded me of this dish from Saveur, but we did have 1/4 head of radicchio and a small bit of yellow onion wanting eating, and bacon in the freezer. All that was left was to make the … Continue reading

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Herb slab with mushrooms and cannellini; asparagus – 13 March 2014

D invented this dinner for finance night. He didn’t like it, but it was hearty and filling and enjoyable, if not the most delicious thing on the planet. He cooked mushrooms with some onions in olive oil, and used some … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms and cannellini; Brussels sprouts – 12 March 2014

D made up a pasta sauce using mushrooms cooked in olive oil, parsley, and I think pine nuts, plus some cannellini he had boiled with rosemary and olive oil. It was a tasty sauce. He said perhaps it should have … Continue reading

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Hamburger; garlic mashed potatoes; broccoli – 11 March 2014

D made little hamburgers (one might even describe mine as “teeny”), mixing in onions, garlic, and Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce, and served on small pieces of an Acme Rustic Sweet Baguette. We added lettuce, and stuff – the usual … Continue reading

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Garlic mashed potatoes; asparagus with feta; smoked salmon salad – 10 March 2014

Once again, D arrived home with no idea what he would cook for dinner, and had an interesting and delicious meal on the table in less than 45 minutes. He found a packet of smoked salmon that someone at work … Continue reading

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Everything Salad – 9 March 2014

Moi: “I have to type this in before I forget what was in it.” D: “Just look in the fridge.” Salad with whatever-D-found-in-the-fridge. Romaine, hard boiled eggs, blanched asparagus, currants, radicchio, “Baltimore’s own Gunpowder Blue” cheese (bottom right), radishes,  radish … Continue reading

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Fondue Pizza for two; Brussels sprouts – 7 March 2014

I asked D if he wanted to try a Fondue pizza and he said sure, so I made one tonight. Since it’s all cheese, and therefore pretty irredeemable as far as health is concerned, I used 1/3 of a dough, … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and Romano; roasted asparagus with feta – 6 March 2014

D cooked tonight – he had an idea and mushrooms, I had no idea – and made his signature dish. He cooked mushrooms, pine nuts, and (later) parsley in olive oil, tossed with cooked spaghetti, and offered a plate of … Continue reading

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Potato, pepperoni, and kale soup – 4 March 2014

I made this soup after a recipe posted online. It was terrific! I minced one fattish clove of garlic and sliced and diced about half a yellow onion, then cooked them in avocado oil on medium or medium low, adding … Continue reading

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Pizza Americano – 3 March 2014

I really enjoyed this personal pizza 🙂 I defrosted the last of the mini-crusts this morning, and moved the container from the fridge to the counter when I got home early about 5pm. I later floated the container in warm … Continue reading

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