Monthly Archives: September 2014

Spaghetti with fresh heirloom tomato sauce; bruschetta with cranberry beans and mushrooms – 16 September 2014

D found another bag of discounted tomatoes – these, heirlooms – at the Bowl, so he made a pasta sauce with them. He cooked onions and garlic, then added the tomatoes (skinned and chopped) and a lot of basil, presumably … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with cranberry beans, dried bread crumbs, and parsley – 15 September 2014

D used up more of the cranberry beans he cooked on Friday for the bruschettae. He heated them in oil with parsley and some bread crumbs he cut from old, dried bread we have lying around. Great pasta!   I … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and pecorino – 14 September 2014

D cooking – we hadn’t planned anything, but D noted that we had parsley in the yard, and mushrooms (and of course, always pine nuts) in the fridge, plus a couple of tiny slices of a Long Italian loaf from … Continue reading

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Contributed dinner with best friends – 12 September 2014

Our friends M&N and their daughter S and SIL M were in town, or nearby, anyway – about an hour away – and invited D, R, and me, and also their/our friends H&K, to a shared dinner, with each making … Continue reading

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Nachos with black beans and salsa – 11 Sept 2014

I brought home excellent leftover salsa and some black beans from an event at work, and we made nachos with them, using up our Costco $3 mega-bag of tortilla chips. The chips were a bit under the weather, and I … Continue reading

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Rice, crispy lettuce, salsa, and carnitas at a nighttime event – 10 September 2014

I neglected to take a picture of dinner, which was eaten mostly in the dark outside the door of the auditorium, watching a talk that was already underway when I arrived. However, there was a lot of the delicious stuff … Continue reading

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Bread, cheese, and fresh vegetables – 9 September 2014

D had some idea about dinner with last night’s cheese on the side, but he revised that to be simpler: the cheese, slices of the Acme Pain au Levain, and fresh veggies. Great dinner! For veggies he quartered about 6 … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with cranberry beans, garlic, and breadcrumbs; garlic bread – 7 September 2014

D wanted to use up the delicious fresh cranberry beans he cooked this week, and was inspired by a cookbook I bought on Saturday, One Good Dish, by David Tanis. He has a whole section on using up old bread! … Continue reading

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Tomato tart – 6 September 2014

This is a common tomato-season dinner for us, though this year I’ve made it only once before. It’s a butter pastry crust with chopped leeks cooked in butter, basil, grated cheddar, and tomato slices. My version of the recipe is … Continue reading

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Sausages and grapes; collard greens – 5 Sept 2014

D went to the Bowl today and got sausages, which I had suggested both for our fall friendly recipe sausages and grapes, and also to put into the freezer for random future use, for example, in spaghetti sauces.We had a … Continue reading

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Pizza with pistachios at Pizza Moda – 4 September 2014

D called about 6:30 and said let’s go to Pizza Moda. I was unenthusiastic since I wasn’t really ready to go out, but I managed to get ready quickly enough, and we had a really good pizza there. Not the … Continue reading

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Caprese salad; cranberry beans – 2 September 2014

I still had one ball of mozzarella di bufala (Gustosella) in the fridge (in its great new packaging) from over a week ago, and wealso has some basil in a glass on the island waiting to be used. That, and … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato sauce, with hamburger, mushrooms, and padron peppers – 1 September 2014

D took the fresh tomato sauce he’d made last week, and updated it with padron peppers and mushrooms. He cooked these, and I think some garlic, in the bacon fat (some of it) that was left over from lunch (see … Continue reading

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