Tag Archives: Basil

Tomato tart – last of the season – 4 November 2018

[Filling in based on photos and memory, 6 Dec] I asked D if he would like another tomato tart (Warm Tomato, Leek and Cheese Tart, by Paul Bertolli, in the San Francisco Chronicle Cookbook) before the tomatoes are gone, and … Continue reading

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Pizza with tomatoes, basil, and asiago; baby-beet greens – 2 November 2018

I wanted to make this summer pizza before tomatoes are gone in a couple of weeks. I saw, at dinnertime, looking at the original photo from which this recipe was made up – from The Cheese Board’s cookbook – that … Continue reading

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Country sage sausage; tomato panzanella; shishitos – 18 October 2018

I wanted to make this panzanella again, partly b/c it was delicious, and partly b/c I have to write a “leftover bread” post for my favorite not-mine blog two days from now. We more or less used this recipe from … Continue reading

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Flatiron steak; panzanella with tomatoes – 6 October 2018

I looked at my list of “what do cook before we lose tomato season” and was reminded of panzanella, so we decided to have that. It’s an excellent accompaniment for meats, so I suggested we defrost the second flatiron steak … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with shell beans and bread crumbs; tomato-basil bruschetta – 3 October 2018

This worked out well. We had planned for D to use the cooked shell beans (the ones in narrow, whitish/cream skins) for a pasta. Then I remembered I’d actually be home just before dinner, as I was attending the Hitchcock … Continue reading

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Penne with Molinari pepperoni, arugula, and sundried tomatoes; cold veggies – 19 February 2018

This was a delicious pasta – a takeoff on this one from Epicurious, a favorite of R&E’s, but changed a bit due to ingredients on hand plus a whim or two. Also, this is written for two servings, not 8. … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita; Brussels sprouts – 12 December 2017

OMG Doug Jones won! Whoopeee!! Plus, we had a pizza Margherita, always a good thing, not least b/c it’s so easy (once you’ve got frozen cubes of sauce and frozen pizza dough). I defrosted 5 cubes of Margherita sauce, and … Continue reading

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Pizza with walnuts, gorgonzola dolce, and arugula – 6 December 2017

We have a half-pillow of arugula from the Bowl, since R found a pillow and asked us to split. Our half I think was pressed into too small a bag, and is a bit broken up and therefore its lifetime … Continue reading

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4/5 Tomato tart; English peas – 21 November 2017

I went to the Tuesday farmers’ market wondering if the heavy rains had eliminated the possibility of more tomatoes from Dirty Girl Produce. But they’re south of here, where it rains less, most of the time, and indeed, there they … Continue reading

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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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Ravioli with fresh tomato sauce – last of the season :( ; Romano beans – 1 November (!) 2017

We decided to have another ravioli dinner to use up (almost) the rest of the ricotta I bought a few days ago, and I also wanted to make some of M’s soup¬† – first steps only – and freeze to … Continue reading

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Cheese “foccacia” with taleggio; salad with farmers’ market tomatoes – 16 October 2017

The Bowl is trying out selling taleggio, and to encourage them to do that, I bought a couple of packages, totaling about half a pound of cheese, thinking to make this “foccacia,” which is not like any foccacia you’d normally … Continue reading

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Ravioli with ricotta and fresh tomato sauce; simple salad with balsamic vinaigrette – 3 October 2017

We decided to use some of the remaining ricotta in another (third this week!) ravioli, with the fresh tomato sauce from La Cucina Italiana. I made the ravs, D made the sauce. D wanted to have simple ricotta – no … Continue reading

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Bruschettae with beans, and with tomatoes and basil; pasta with parmaggiano; baby bok choi – 29 September 2017

I was sort of going to make ravioli tonight, but just got too unmotivated to go to the Bowl for spinach and go through that whole process by myself. We had cooked fresh cranberry beans that wanted eating, and the … Continue reading

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Lamb loin chops; panzanella with eggplant; exploding beer bottle – 23 September 2017

OK, so this set out to be a great dinner and it was, and then the beer (actually, cider) bottle explosion definitely made it a memorable evening. I wanted to make the eggplant panzanella from Weber’s Big Book of Grilling … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita – 20 August 2017

I suggested we have this pizza b/c I had two more balls of Gustosella buffalo mozz to use, which I bought on spec before the Cheese Board went on their summer break. We used two of the balls in a … Continue reading

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Nicoise of small round things; Romano beans 18 August 2017

D wanted to use up the radishes and Tokyo turnips, as well as the last three itty quail eggs,¬† by making another Nicoise salad “with whatever we have around,” rather than shopping for stuff. The other half of the tuna … Continue reading

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“Poblano quiche”; panzanella – 24 June 2017

We had half a cup of whipping cream to use up, and I suggested this dish – which we call “poblano quiche” despite its lack of a crust – and D thought that would be great. Amidst all the grilling … Continue reading

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Eggplant sandwiches where the eggplant is the “bread”; wild rice mix – 2 June 2017

We worked out a series of dinners. This one leads into a future pizza, since I grilled the veggies for the pizza (a red pepper; the rest of the eggplant) along with those for dinner (most of the eggplant). This … Continue reading

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Crostini with chevre, sundried tomatoes, and basil; English peas with mint – 2 May 2017

We finally opened the vat of chevre from Costco (I’ve been traveling to see Mom and brother B so much I haven’t had time to use it) and I bloggled to see how I might use it. I found this … Continue reading

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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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Terrible pizza Margherita; overcooked green beans – 23 December 2016

Still moi cooking at Mom and brother B’s, so brother can take a break from cooking for Mom all the time. But I made a really awful pizza. Backstory is that sometime in the past, when R&E were here, they … Continue reading

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Basil omelette; dino kale – 21 December 2016

Simple dinner at Mom’s, cooking for brother B so he gets some days off. I made an omelette with I think (writing the 1st) two eggs, 1/16 tsp salt, some pepper, and quite a bit of the nice fresh basil … Continue reading

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Leftover curry with rice and Thai basil; naan – 6 December 2016

D picked me up at BART about 7pm after my (not “the”) last day at the ASCB meeting. He just microwaved the excellent leftover mushroom/potato curry and the Thai jasmine rice from a couple nights ago and served that. He … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita – 15 January 2016

When we were visiting Mom, D went shopping and bought two mozzarella frescas instead of one fresca and a part-skim. So there was an 8 oz ball of fresh mozz that needed eating. I brought it home with me on … Continue reading

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