Tag Archives: Bordeaux

Flatiron steak from Prather Ranch; kale from the garden; boiled and refried Yukon Gold potatoes – 9 September 2017

D&R were at the market again, which was another opportunity to get Prather Ranch beef. D picked up a flatiron steak before they ran out, and cooked that tonight. He sliced garlic and put it on the steak and left … Continue reading

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Warm French green lentil salad with pork belly and potatoes – 11 January 2016

I had my eye on this recipe from David Tanis’ One Good Dish since I picked it up in the store (and bought it immediately – the book fit the “how we really eat” category perfectly and we love it). … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Trinacria tomato sauce – 23 December 2015

At Mom’s for a bit – the whole family. R&E, who arrived two days earlier, cooked dinner with the spaghetti sauce and pork sausage they’d picked up at Trinacria in Baltimore, while B, D, & I went out to choose … Continue reading

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Pizza with tomatoes, onions, arugula, and goat cheese – 12 August 2015

It’s time to have all our tomato foods, and tonight I made a pizza with fresh tomatoes. It was missing some of the tang I wanted, but it was pretty good nevertheless. This is a recipe from The Cheese Board … Continue reading

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Mom’s chili, cooked by me; salad – 24 December 2014

True to family tradition, I cooked up a batch of Mom’s chili for her, brother B, and me, for Christmas Eve. It’s a great recipe for what often is a hectic day, though this one was less so. However, we … Continue reading

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Cheese? and Pear salad before an early flight – 21 December 2014

There was no imagining that I could cook the night before a 6am plane flight (and 4am departure, and 3am alarm), so D of course too over. I asked if we could have one of the two pears R gave … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato sauce with mushrooms – 12 July 2014

D continues to cook, being either less sick or braver than I. He used up most of the remainder of last night’s tomato sauce, but started by adding sliced and sauteed mushrooms – just plain ones – to the sauce. … Continue reading

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Dinner at Borobudur – 2 July 2014

D’s Dad P and his friend P2 are in town, and P2 had a birthday today. We went to Borobudur in SF, near the hotel they’re staying in last night and tonight, to celebrate. We’ve been to Borobudur a few … Continue reading

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Hamburger-noodle casserole; mixed vegetables and added canned corn; refrigerator rolls; lettuce and carrots – 23 May 2014

Classic Mom-dinner here. She wanted to make this, which she says was a favorite of my late sister P. The recipe calls for one medium onion, chopped, and cooked with 1 1/2 lb of beef and 1/2 tsp (or was … Continue reading

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Salad; sorrel soup; bread with goat cheese – 18 March 2014

R gave us half of his pillow of baby lettuce, so D made a big salad with it for dinner. He also served up some of the sorrel soup, and a slice of the Acme whole wheat walnut bread, spread … Continue reading

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Sorrel and leek soup – 16 March 2014

D cooked two dinners tonight and served one. The served one is leek and sorrel soup from Georgeanne Brennan’s Potager, one of our favorite cookbooks. The sorrel in the garden was looking enthusiastic, so I suggested it was time for … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and pecorino; broccoli stems – 27 January 2014

D got home pretty late, but quickly had dinner planned and on the stove, and then cooked. This is his invention, his signature pasta, which is described here and here and multiple other places on this blog. He cooks mushrooms, … Continue reading

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Chorizo; rices and beans; Brussels sprouts – 23 January 2014

D had dinner waiting on the stove for me to arrive home, which I did about quarter to 8. Sorry about that. He cooked up the single Christopher Lee Chorizo sausage we had in the freezer, reheated some of the … Continue reading

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All pizza all the time, #3 – Pizza with sopressata at Rotten City Pizza – 13 January 2014

R originally recommended Rotten City to us quite awhile ago, and we’ve had two pizzas from them previously. One I loved, the other I was not crazy about. We decided to try a new one tonight – pizza with a … Continue reading

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Grilled cheese sandwiches; sugar snap peas – 15 April 2013

Addpix Both D and I got home really late. I think I was supposed to be cooking, but instead we sort of punted a really simple meal together. We had the nice Acme Levain still to eat, and a lot … Continue reading

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Pizza with arugula, toasted walnuts, and gorgonzola dolc – 24 March 2013

Addpix I rediscovered this pizza while searching last week for good arugula recipes, so we would use up the “pillow” of baby arugula we bought at the Bowl last weekend. I had an arugula salad (a large version of 1 … 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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Omelette with Chervil and Fontina Valle d’Aosta; Chard – 5 March 2012

I called D as I was leaving work at 7:15, and he was just on the way home, too. I got home and he had washed up some of the chard from our friend A at the garden at work, … Continue reading

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Pesto; broccoli – 17 February 2013

I bought a huge bag of basil yesterday – a pound for $5.75 – since we are out of frozen pesto cubes. I thought pesto would make a nice dinner for tonight, and I could make up the whole bag … Continue reading

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Chevre with tomato sauce and olives; kale – 12 February 2013

Happy Darwin’s Birthday! I finally made the dish I had intended to make on Friday, when I stopped at Arizmendi for a baguette and ended up buying a terrific pizza. This is a recipe from Patricia Wells At Home in … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with parsley pesto; grated beets with lemon, butter and parsley; snow peas – 18 October 2012

Using-stuff-up dinner here, but it was quite yummy. I cooked 5 oz of spaghetti and D tossed the rest of his parsley pesto over it, plus some additional olive oil. It needed a bit of salting, but otherwise was quite … Continue reading

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Omelette with tomato and arugula; braised leeks with vinaigrette – 15 August 2012

We still had bread, so instead of a pizza, I decided an omelette with arugula and tomatoes would be good. I cut up about half a medium red onion into small dice, and cooked it in butter in a 10″ … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce and mushrooms; asparagus; lettuce wedge – 19 April 2012

D found a bag of “use me quickly” tomatoes the other day, and made them into a basic sauce, cooking onions in olive oil, and then cooking the peeled tomatoes, and thyme, for quite awhile. And salt, but, it turns … Continue reading

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Risotto with asparagus and ham – 8 April 2012

We finished our taxes today instead of paying attention to having an Easter feast. When we were walking back from the studio, where we went for a workout, D realized he should make something with ham in it (since we … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and pecorino – 8 March 2012

D cooked one of his specialties tonight: I’ve written about this forever, so not repeating. We had a new wine from Grocery Outlet, a Chateau Larkan Bordeaux from 2010. D liked it better than I did, but it was perfectly … Continue reading

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