Tag Archives: Barbera

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 pesto; avocado salad – 21 May 2011

D made this very nice and simple dinner. I’m writing this on the 26th, so I’m not absolutely sure of this, but I think he made this pesto earlier, using a humongous bunch – actually three humongous bunches – of … Continue reading

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Personal Pizza Margherita; broccoli; tangerines – 28 February 2011

I had not had much luck with Pizza Margherita following the recipes I found online, even the one from Epicurious. I had tried D’s suggestion of adding oregano – which is growing enthusiastically in the garden – to the sauce, … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with dry sausage, mushrooms, and sundried tomatoes; zucchini with onions – 11 February 2011

D bought a sausage – I think Saag’s but I’m not sure – and used it to flavor this nice pasta. He added sundried tomatoes and mushrooms and sauteed the lot, then served it over spaghetti. For a veggie, he … Continue reading

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17 October 2010 – Invented soup and caprese for the first day of winter

We had planned to have the other Gustosella buffalo mozzarella for lunch in a caprese, but with the cold, rainy weather we decided on something warmer – grilled cheese (Comte) sandwiches with thin-sliced padron peppers in them, and reheated roasted … Continue reading

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15 October 2010 – Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce; marinated olives

Tonight I finally used the tomatoes from a couple of nights ago that were not good enough for eating. These are probably tomatoes that most people would think were great, but that is b/c most people don’t have access to … Continue reading

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18 July 2010 – Caprese salad; defrosted leftover foccacia

At Costco last week, we bought at least six different kinds of cheeses, which, in addition to those already in the fridge, left us with a heavy-duty commitment to eat a lot of cheese in the near future. Hard work, … Continue reading

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24 April 2010 – Pan-cooked pork chops with rice, chard stems and onions

D cooked this one. It was very good. He cut a Costco pork chop in half sideways – that is, making it half as thick – and fried it in a pan with sage, thyme, and oregano. He cooked onions … Continue reading

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24 February 2010 – Dinner at Riva Cucina again!

Another great dinner at Riva 🙂  M&N are in the Bay area for a year, and came up from the peninsula to go to Riva for their no-corkage Wednesday.  We had a little bit of a lot of things, of … Continue reading

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23 February 2010 – Pasta with mushrooms, hard sausage and sage

D made this one, and it was very tasty. The pasta is from Costco, the mushrooms are the same as last night, and the sausage I used in a pizza a couple weeks ago. We had the Famiglia Marrone Piemonte … Continue reading

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