Monthly Archives: April 2017

Ravioli with herbs and chevre; sauteed celery – 30 April 2017

D went to visit his friend and physical therapist J-M today, and among other things, they discussed the herb-filled gigantic ravioli J-M had had in Italy during her last visit. Also our friends R & L dropped in out of … Continue reading

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Broiled cheese sandwiches and fava beans after the Kermit party – 29 April 2017

Kermit Lynch Wines is 45 years old, and fortunately Mr. Lynch saw fit to celebrate by bringing back the parking lot parties that used to happen 3 times a year (and which were actually Cafe Fanny parties, which explains why … Continue reading

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Birthday dinner at Chez Panisse – 28 April 2017

A major birthday for D, so we took R&E and went to Chez Panisse for dinner, having remembered a month in advance to call in for reservations. Next time should get first seating, though, as dinner lasts quite a long … Continue reading

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“Poblano quiche”; kale from the garden – 25 April 2017

This is a great way to use up extra cream 🙂 The recipe, for two: Preprep_ grill a poblano (this is a lot for two people, but you can’t grill part of a pepper – they need to be whole, … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, and parsley – 23 April 2017

We puzzled over what to have when – forgetting I’d bought a poblano to use up the cream in a “poblano quiche” – and settled on D’s signature pasta, since we had both mushrooms and parsley wanting using. Mushrooms sauteed … Continue reading

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Not really dinner after the March for Science – 22 April 2017

So, I had to leave well before lunchtime – 11am or so – to get to the meeting place in SF, and had a small sandwich – defrosted chunk of a sweet Acme baguette, shavings of Fontina Valle d’Aosta (almost … Continue reading

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Pizza with prosciutto, arugula, olives, and mozzarella di bufala – 21 April 2017

I thought of cooking this pizza after looking up “arugula” in this blog. I used the previous post here to construct the pizza. I used two balls of mozz. The pizza ended up very wet (I actually poured off some … Continue reading

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Eating up the ends of cheeses; marinated olives; bean salad – 20 April 2017

D suggested we could just put out all our cheese ends and eat them up, so we did that. Mostly. E was going to the Bowl, so D asked her to buy a baguette, and I added in a request … Continue reading

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Baked “quadrucci” with ham and prosciutto; green beans – 19 April 2017

I made a list of stuff we need to use up before it goes bad, and this recipe used fully four of those ingredients (but didn’t use any of them up completely, alas). I made fresh pasta, six sheets as … Continue reading

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Easter dinner from La Cucina Italiana: Squab, fried, breaded brie, kale – 16 April 2017

This was an interesting but only partially successful meal, mostly from La Cucina Italiana‘s Pasqua edition for this year (which I picked up on Wednesday, just before our dinner to discuss what to cook for Easter). We started out trying … Continue reading

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Asparagus pizza at Pizza Moda – 13 April 2017

Last night, D suggested we go out to eat at Riva Cucina today, which, alas, turned out to be closed due to a water leak. We both turned to Pizza Moda as a choice. Since the food at the reception … Continue reading

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Common Grill Black Bean Soup; Brussels sprouts – 12 April 2017

We invited R&E to share the rest of our vat of black bean soup, made on the 7th. It was still good – R raved about it, though he does remember having it before. I served with a dollop of … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with re-refurbished sauce – 9 April 2017

I didn’t get the sourdough recipe started yesterday (or today, for that matter) so no pizza tonight. With D and me doing our taxes and taking a workout walk (mild – D’s foot still hurts if he walks too fast) … Continue reading

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Common Grill Black Bean Soup; kale – 7 April 2017

Rainy and cold, so I suggested we make a soup. We had planned on nachos soon, so buying salsa and sour cream worked for both that and this soup. I made the soup, changing only a couple things from the … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with reinvigorated sauce – 6 April 2017

Home again, and D cooked up a spaghetti sauce he made yesterday, adding a can of diced tomatoes, some oregano leaves from the garden, some red wine from one of the not-good-enough-to-drink bottles we have standing around, two largish brown … Continue reading

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Burrata, marinated red pepper, and a salad of greens at 37,000 feet – 5 April 2017

I looked online to find appealing places to grab dinner on my way out through BWI, and discovered a Vino Volo on the A concourse. I barely had time to get down there and then to my gate at the … Continue reading

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Quesadilla – 4 April 2017

Last dinner with brother B. and he chose a quesadilla over an omelette with the same ingredients. We used up the second half of the 8-pack of Mission (brand) 10″ whole wheat tortillas. I grated some Safeway Monterey Jack over … Continue reading

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Fettucine with pea pods and mushrooms – 3 April 2017

I ran across this old favorite recipe in Georgeanne Brennan’s Potager a couple weeks ago, and wondered if brother B might like it. Score! He loved it! I was telling him before we ate that I should (facetiously) have hm … Continue reading

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Chicken Pot Pie and cornbread from a friend – 2 April 2017

Mom’s friend H came over to give B and me a nice little chicken pot pie – two, actually, but we had had a big, late lunch (or second lunch in my case) of somosas and [other things… not sure … Continue reading

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