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Spaghetti with mushrooms, prosciutto, arugula and pine nuts; salad; red pear – 4 November 2011

D got home well after 7 with no idea what he was going to cook. I stepped into the shower, and by the time I got out, dinner was almost done. He sauteed sliced brown mushrooms, then added pinenuts, arugula, … Continue reading

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Italian Sausages with Grapes; Brussels Sprouts – 20 October 2011

I planned to have this dinner Tuesday b/c I expected to be home late. Well, I was so late I couldn’t even go shopping for the sausages and grapes, so I had to put it off. Tonight I got out … 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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Ratatoille; fresh tomatoes – 11 October 2011

My colleague J brought to work some very cute, small but beautiful globe eggplants yesterday, and some fresh, crispy green peppers. I brought home two of the former and one of the latter, and D made one eggplant, a green … Continue reading

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Two pizzas to use up stuff in the fridge – 25 September 2011

I used up two and a half balls of Gustosella buffalo mozzarella on Friday, and had a half-ball leftover. D suggested making a margherita, but didn’t realize how little cheese was left (I would ordinarily use 1 ½  or 2 … Continue reading

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Not so good Pizza Margherita; excellent baby bok choy – 27 July 2011

The interesting part of this story is that I actually made the fresh mozzarella myself, starting from whole milk! Unfortunately, it was more like regular mozz, and would have been better grated than left to melt into a (non-)puddle. Everything … Continue reading

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Pizza with tomato, feta, lemon, and cilantro – 15 July 2011

Yikes, is it the 15th of July already?? OK, I am cooking again so of course we had pizza. I made a new crust that is 1/4 whole wheat flour, and froze half the recipe. The rest was dinner. This … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with shell beans and homemade Italian sausage – 14 July 2011

D bought a small batch of cranberry beans at the Bowl a couple of days ago, being worried they would disappear soon; and he cooked them today. At lunch, we shelled the beans, and he cooked them for maybe 20 … Continue reading

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Tilapia; rice; Brussels sprouts; cucumber relish – 6 July 2011

D was all set to cook some fish with salsa, since we had a lot of salsa leftover from the vat he made for lunch today. However, he was really interested in tasting the fish more on its own, so … Continue reading

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Pork satay with peanut sauce; Thai jasmine rice; cucumber relish; broccolini – 1 July 2011

We were sorting out when to make bread and who was cooking when, when I realized why I had been thinking, last week, about making this pork satay – another from the May edition of Saveur. It uses up the … Continue reading

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Pseudo-cassoulet; braised mixed greens – 25 June 2011

D and I cooked this one together, though for the main dish, we were mostly using his ideas. It was time for a Christmas (a dinner worthy of his personally chosen ‘wine-of-the-month’ gift to me), and he wanted to pull … Continue reading

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Linguine with grilled radicchio and endive, Roquefort, and toasted walnuts – 13 June 2011

I was looking for something to have with fresh bread, and came up with this pasta, which used some of the excellent Roquefort I got at the Cheese Board on Friday. This is from the Weber’s Art of the Grill, … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with leftover brined pork chop, fava beans, and mushrooms – 2 June 2011

D found the leftover pork chops from two days ago in the fridge, and decided to make a pasta out of them. He cut them into about 3/4″ pieces and sauteed them in oil. Along with these, he cooked some … Continue reading

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Grilled, brined pork chops, broccolini, and farro risotto – 30 May 2011

Our houseguests M&N pretty much cooked this meal (except for R’s dessert), and we learned some neat new stuff. We took out some frozen Costco pork chops, which are boneless and very thick, and brined them overnight in the fridge. … Continue reading

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Omelette with chives, spring onions, and gruyere; zucchini with spring onions – 22 May 2011

Well, the world is still here, so we had dinner. We worked hard most of the day, and D planned a simple but good dinner of an omelette. He had some leftover spring onions, which he used both in the … 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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Pizza with grilled eggplant, roasted red pepper, and Bulgarian feta – 20 May 2011

I offered to make a pizza since we were out of bread. There was a 4″ or so chunk from the wide end of a medium globe eggplant in the fridge, so I decided to use that up. D was … Continue reading

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Pizza with grilled eggplant, roasted red pepper, and Bulgarian feta – 20 May 2011

I am filling in the occasional dinner when we run out of bread – always a pizza opportunity. We had maybe 4″ left from the fatter end of a medium globe eggplant that had been sitting in the fridge for … Continue reading

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Asparagus bread pudding; garden salad with nasturtium – 15 May 2011

Ah, the annual asparagus bread pudding 🙂 It’s a lot of work, mostly in cleaning and picking leaves off the herb stems, but it is so worth it! The recipe is from Georgeanne Brennan’s Potager, an outstanding cookbook. We save … Continue reading

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Pizza with artichoke hearts, arugula, and dried tomatoes – 13 May 2011

This is from The Edible Italian Garden. I used half a frozen white pizza dough. Defrosted in the morning, transferred to an oiled bowl about 5pm, and set in warm water. It turned out really well. I cooked the dough … 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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Eggplant and green pepper with tapioca noodles and peanut dipping sauce – 9 May 2011

I think D made up this dish, except for the dipping sauce, which was actually poured over the top, rather than dipped in. I took the picture before putting on the sauce b/c I thought it would be prettier this … Continue reading

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Omelette; braised leeks with vinaigrette – 8 May 2011

I’m writing this on the 9th of July, believe it or not, based on the photo. It was Mother’s Day and R came over with wondrous goodies for dessert after lunch. D cooked a simple dinner of an omelette, and … Continue reading

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Pasta with haricots and olive tapenade – 6 May 2011

I left work at 8:15 and came home exhausted, to find this fabulous dinner in preparation. Wow, this is a great life 🙂 This is a Chez Panisse recipe (Pasta Pizza and Calzone) that D discovered and makes with some … Continue reading

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Thai marinated vegetables with noodles and egg – 4 May 2011

D put together a marvelously delicious dinner tonight! He made a dipping sauce – Nuoc Cham –  from our Vietnamese cookbook called Authentic Vietnamese Cooking: Food from a Family Table. He marinated some matchsticked veggies [I think in the dipping … Continue reading

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