Tag Archives: basil pesto

Pesto with the last of the basil; fruit salad – 15 November 2017

Home again, and eating up what needs to be eaten. First, it’s past the time our basil should have been killed by the weather, so we decided to pull all the plants (one bin, a mature set of stems sold … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita; green beans – 14 June 2015

I made an new batch of Margherita sauce, and thought I would just get a pizza dough out of the freezer this time, to make it easy. Only problem: no pizza dough in the freezer. It was already about 5:30, … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with pesto and toasted pine nuts; broccoli – 12 June 2015

We succeeded in removing and eating one long-term resident of the freezer for lunch, and got ambitious and tested out two others. We have pest0 in the freezer from Sept or Aug 2013, but we also found one vat from … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with leftover sauce; bruschetta with fresh mozzarella and pesto – 16 November 2014

We realized today that we had a lot of bits and pieces in the fridge that wanted eating. We came up with the idea of using the leftover 1/2 ball of Gustosella mozzarella di bufala on bruschettae, along with the … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita (or almost) – 8 November 2014

We were almost out of bread, so of course I spied a pizza opportunity. I had run across a 1/2 cup aliquot of Margherita sauce in the freezer the other day, we have a luxuriously growing basil plant in the … Continue reading

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Pesto with extra toasted pine nuts and grated parmaggiano; button squash with onions – 4 November 2014

D got home early – quarter to 7 – but still wanted to make something really quick. The bargain-bag tomatoes that he bought the other day have had their skins loosened by spending a minute or two in boiling water, … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with pesto; gift brie; tomato – 17 July 2014

Writing this up on the 26th, but I remember some of the story. We were just at the end of recovering from our illnesses (so we thought) at this point. I went to the Thursday farmers’ market for peaches, and … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with basil/walnut pesto; tomatoes, avocados – 24 October 2013

D bought a bunch of basil at the Tuesday market for a dollar and put the stems in water. They started wilting quickly, and I cut off the stem ends, but they still did not recover very well. That put … Continue reading

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Pizza with Margherita sauce and pesto; salad with avocado and olives; The Wine That Got Away – 15 September 2013

I’m going to be cooking Saturdays and Sundays for a bit. Intentionally let the bread run out on sandwiches at lunch using the beef from last night, spreading on the parsley sauce, a thin layer of Dijon mustard, and a … Continue reading

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Panini; romano beans; fresh tomatoes – 28 September 2012

I was going to make a pizza tonight, but got home too late to start the dough. However, I found I still had one Semifreddi ciabatta roll in the freezer, so I pulled that out to make panini, and ran … Continue reading

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Panini with red pepper puree, pesto, and fontina; grilled, marinated zucchini and eggplant – 14 September 2012

I was intending to make a pizza tonight, but got home after 5 to find I no longer had any frozen doughs. I did find the frozen Semifreddi ciabatta roll. I decided to make a panino instead, cutting it into … Continue reading

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Panini; Greek salad – 24 July 2012

I decided to have a Greek salad to use up the feta I bought for… something. Anyway, this is from Mediterranean the Beautiful, which is a decent cookbook full of very nice photos. The recipe is below. I figured out … Continue reading

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Panini; beets with lemon, butter and parsley – 11 June 2012

I finally made red pepper puree out of the peppers I roasted the other day. For each pepper, 1/2 Tbsp oil, rounded 1/2 tsp salt, and something like 1/8 tsp pepper, but who measures? I tucked away one of the … Continue reading

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Panini; asparagus – 16 May 2012

After D and I visited our neighbor R to discuss neighborhood matters, I made the (fortunately quick and easy) dinner I had planned – a grilled sandwich and steamed asparagus. In the morning, D went to the Bowl and bought … Continue reading

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Panino with pesto, red pepper puree, and fresh mozzarella; yellow squash and tomatoes – 14 January 2012

Easy dinner tonight. When I cooked the eggplant “sandwiches” I had (as usual) some red pepper puree left over. I decided to use that in an imitation of a panino in a cookbook from ‘ino in New York. In fact, … Continue reading

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Panini; roasted sweet potato spears – 9 January 2012

We’re on our second scheduled night of watching The Singing Detective, having simple dinners that are on time and fairly quick to eat so we aren’t up all night. I chose a panini recipe from the ‘ino cookbook Simple Italian … Continue reading

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Pesto; P’tit Basque; pear salad with pecans – 16 December 2011

I got home late after getting all my work done before the campus furlough period. No idea what to cook, so I looked in the freezer to see if there was anything we’d previously frozen that would work for dinner. … Continue reading

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Pizza with pesto, potatoes, and prosciutto – 6 November 2011

D quailed at the idea of cooking tonight, following Jean-Pierre Moulle. “Can’t cook :(” he said. Since we were to run out of bread with lunch, I volunteered to make a pizza, which has no pretensions whatsoever to Chez Panisse … Continue reading

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Quick dinner after getting home at 7 – 19 October 2011

Actually, I knew I’d be late getting home tonight, so I planned on pulling some pesto cubes out of the freezer for pasta, and having a couple of slices of sausage and some tomatoes. Well, the tomatoes I had separated … Continue reading

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Cappellini with pesto; fresh tomato – 19 September 2011

D got home about midnight – ok, not quite that late, more like 8pm – and whipped up a great dinner in no time, by pulling 3 cubes (made in an ice cube tray) of pesto out of the freezer. … 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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Pesto; salad – 14 May 2011

D was painting the kitchen all afternoon, but had this easy dinner in mind. He had made pesto with a pile of basil I got at the Derby Street market last Tuesday – a shopping bag for $3 – and … Continue reading

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Pseudo-pizza on Acme herb slab – 12 May 2011

D made this quick and easy dinner using an Acme Bread “herb slab” cut in half crosswise as the pizza dough. He just topped it and broiled it to melt the cheese, and it was done. This is actually a … Continue reading

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