Tag Archives: Asparagus

Ravioli at Pizza Moda – 24 May 2017

D wanted to go out to Pizza Moda, and who am I to argue with that?? We decided on our last visit to come back the following week and get some of the stuff on the (mostly seasonal) menu that … Continue reading

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Cheese Board pizza – 20 May 2017

Oh, the trials of living in Food Heaven! I really wanted to go get some Cheese Board pizza for lunch, since I was running around town anyway, but I had stuff I needed to use up that would be lunchy. … Continue reading

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Ungreat personal asparagus pizza – 19 May 2017

Darn. I was really looking forward to this pizza, but it wasn’t really much good. Not sure why. Too much asparagus and/or cheese shrouding the scallion taste, perhaps? Asparagus not tasty enough? Really don’t know, since my previous renditions of … Continue reading

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Lamb Merlot; semolina with bay; asparagus with aioli – 8 May 2017

We had this odd non-cut of a lamb leg in the freezer, left over from some previous lamb dinner (with R&E) when the requested cut was made in the wrong place. Instead of getting a shortened bone-in leg of lamb … 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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Asparagus pizza – 19 November 2015

Hey, this worked! About 5 o’clock I wondered if D had any ideas for dinner, and thought of offering to make a pizza. I texted him, and he wrote back that since we had no bread to have with dinner, … Continue reading

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Truffled egg toasts with grilled asparagus – 15 November 2015

When I bought the Pain de Mie from Acme for yesterday’s croque monsieur, I realized we could use more of the loaf to have this mega treat again – though we’d have to bite the bullet on buying out-of-season asparagus. … Continue reading

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Truffled egg toast with asparagus; cranberry beans; persimmon and walnut salad – 15 November 2014

Having some asparagus that wants eating (in fact, some stalks are sprouting from the tips – but I promise the picture below was taken two days later) and my having discovered in the freezer some Pain de Mie we froze … Continue reading

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(Un)birthday dinner for R from La Cucina Italiana – 9 November 2014

Since R’s birthday fell on a weekday, we decided to celebrate with dinner on the weekend instead. He had been eying two recipes from a copy of La Cucina Italiana that he had borrowed from D. D and I braved … Continue reading

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Spring veggies – warm and cold! – 2 May 2014

D cooking, still. Yesterday, R bought a pillow of baby lettuces and offered D some of it, so we will be having major salads for awhile! Tonight’s had asparagus, hard boiled egg, pan-toasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds (extras not used … 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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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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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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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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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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Truffled egg toasts with asparagus; avocado and olive salad – 9 June 2013

LOL! As I write this, the previous post on this blog is… truffled egg toasts with asparagus, on the 6th. Since I still had asparagus (and the season is ending) and wanted to try these with a different bread, and … Continue reading

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Truffled egg toasts with asparagus pieces; baby bok choi – 6 June 2013

We bought a loaf of Pain de Mie from Acme a couple of weeks ago, in part to make this wonderful dish. I cut off the top and one end of the loaf so as to make it fit into … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato/basil sauce; asparagus with feta – 14 April 2013

Addpix tHE nIGHT OF THE tURBO tAX cRASH – and clearly I had the caps lock on, but it does represent the evening effectively, so I’m leaving it. While I waited on hold for the TT help people for an … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with leftover chicken, asparagus, and favas – 10 April 2013

Addpix We both got home close to 8pm – bad week – but D got home earlier than I did, and had dinner well underway by the time I arrived. He cut up some shallots and cooked them a bit, … Continue reading

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Asparagus bread pudding; endive with gorgonzola dolce – 31 March 2013

Addpix With R & D working on the electricity for R’s house, I was on my own cooking this labor-intensive dish, except that D brought in, washed, and did the initial picking over of the herbs. Leaving only an hour’s … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with leftover skirt steak, arugula, and lemon; roasted asparagus – 18 March 2013

D cooked a very interesting and delicious pasta tonight, and added roasted asparagus for a wonderful veggie. He threw cut up leftover skirt steak into olive oil to heat up, then put very thin slices of lemon on top of … Continue reading

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More spaghetti with chicken, asparagus, and lemon – 13 March 2013

D wanted to try his neat pasta of last night with more crisply cooked chicken and more lemon. It was great! For the two of us, he thin-sliced a half lemon and four caperberries, a clove of garlic, and a … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with chicken, asparagus, and lemon – 12 March 2013

D decided last night that he should make a pasta today with some of the leftover chicken from the bird he roasted on Sunday. He cooked some sliced shallots in olive oil, then added chopped caperberries, and chicken chunks, salted … Continue reading

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Asparagus with feta; reheated chicken; potatoes; white sauce – 10 March 2013

D has bought fat asparagus at the Bowl twice recently, and it’s been sitting end-down in water on the island in two little plastic containers. Tonight he decided to make some of it into asparagus with feta. He decided to … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato/mushroom sauce; pan-roasted asparagus – 6 March 2013

D went to the Bowl today and evidently found, among other things, a bag of what we call “used tomatoes” – tomatoes on their way out, that need to be used immediately, and are bagged together for 99 cents. He … Continue reading

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