Category Archives: Sausage

Pizza with Italian sausage, tomato sauce, arugula, and cheeses; orange, olive, and onion salad – 9 December 2017

I intended to make a pizza I first made in 2012, based on an epicurious recipe – just tomato sauce, mixed, grated fontina Valle d’Aosta and Pecorino Romano cheeses, and arugula tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette over the top. But. … Continue reading

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Boudin Blanc and wild mushroom pasta; yellow “wax” beans; lunch at the Beaujolais release party – 18 November 2017

Christopher Lee has fixed whatever machine was broken and is making Boudin Blanc again. When he announced he would have a sausage pop-up, I ordered a pack, as well as his Rapini & Pecorino sausages. I decided to make my … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with sausage topping; haricots – 3 November 2017

D wanted to have a pasta with sausage. This is odd. He usually gets all antsy about meat, for no obvious reason. But he wanted to have this pasta. We were trying to figure out how to eat till we … Continue reading

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Roasted cabbage with Italian sausage – 7 October 2017

So. We had cabbage – the most bizarre, pointy-headed cabbage, which is why I couldn’t resist it when I saw at Dirty Girl Produce – and also Christopher Lee’s Italian sausages, and I ran across this recipe, in a Bon … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Italian sausage, sundried tomatoes, onion, and herbs; pear and walnut salad – 2 October 2017

I picked up a packet of four Italian sausages from Christopher Lee yesterday, and, since we had dinner planned for that night, tonight was the night for one of his sausages. We decided to make a pasta using one sausage, … Continue reading

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Pizza with Italian sausage, onion, and broccoli rabe – 3 July 2017

D had planned to cook, but wanted not to take off early from building the porch walls on their studio, so I offered to make this pizza. It really wanted making anyway, since I pulled the sausage from the freezer … Continue reading

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Gmish of calabrian sausage, tomatoes, eggplant, and summer squash over rice – 19 June 2017

D wanted to use some of the mound of veggies we got at the farmers’ market Saturday, and suggested we use the last of the Calabrian sausages in the freezer. The previous one was seriously freezer burned 😦 so I … Continue reading

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Panzanella; Calabrian sausage; grilled veggies – 17 June 2017

This dinner had a complicated history, and ended up sorta one-off in a couple of places from where it began. I wanted to make a panzanella recipe from Weber’s Real Grilling, which has grilled bread and grilled eggplant in it … Continue reading

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Calabrian sausage; broccolini; tarragon potato salad – 13 May 2017

Writing this the 29th, based on memory and photos. We had potato salad to use up, and D suggested we defrost one of Christopher Lee’s Calabrian sausages to have with it. He had bought some broccolini at the Grand Lake … 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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Paccheri with mushrooms and boudin blanc; green beans – 14 January 2017

We needed to use up some white mushrooms, and I suggested trying my boudin blanc pasta with these instead of the usual eryngii and hen-of-the-woods (maitake). I had bought cream for [what turns out to be] tomorrow’s “poblano quiche” so … Continue reading

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Paccheri with Christopher Lee’s Boudin Blanc, and Maitake and Eryngii mushrooms; zucchini – 11 December 2016

I decided to try out the Signature Edition version of the McIlroy Chardonnay (2012) from Costco with my Boudin pasta. The recipe for this is here. This time I forgot to buy shallots, but the finely chopped red onion I … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Trinacria tomato sauce – 23 December 2015

At Mom’s for a bit – the whole family. R&E, who arrived two days earlier, cooked dinner with the spaghetti sauce and pork sausage they’d picked up at Trinacria in Baltimore, while B, D, & I went out to choose … Continue reading

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Sopa de Ajo; green beans – 13 June 2015

I have wanted to make this soup for a long time, but it’s a lot of work and it’s not optimal to smell like garlic during the school season 😉 It’s a cold weather soup, and it’s June, but the … Continue reading

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Sausages and Grapes; Brussels sprouts – 11 November 2014

I offered to cook this dinner, for which I bought the mild Italian sausages and Crimson seedless grapes at the Bowl on Sunday. D suggested the rest of the Brussels sprouts as a good, bold veggie to go along with … 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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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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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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Spaghetti with sausage and pinto beans; Brussels sprouts – 25 Jan 2014

D cooked tonight. He looked in the fridge at lunchtime and realized he should use up the pinto beans he cooked earlier in the week. He contemplated using some chicken from the freezer, but then decided to defrost a Berkeley … Continue reading

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Chorizo; rices and beans; Brussels sprouts – 23 January 2014

D had dinner waiting on the stove for me to arrive home, which I did about quarter to 8. Sorry about that. He cooked up the single Christopher Lee Chorizo sausage we had in the freezer, reheated some of the … Continue reading

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Everything soup with even more things; fava beans with pecorino romano – 30 July 2013

The other night when D made this soup from lamb stock and a bunch of other things, he remarked that addind sausage – in particular, Christopher Lee’s boudin blanc – would make the soup really great. He was right. Tonight … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with sausage, snap peas, and pine nuts; broccolini – 30 June 2013

We really hadn’t decided who was cooking, but D volunteered to go look in the fridge and see what he could come up with. He’s amazingly good at that. He made a pasta topping out of salsice secce (I think Columbus), … 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 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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