Tag Archives: Bordeaux

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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Grilled Butcher’s steak with garlic and rosemary; risotto, green beans with mushrooms and sesame seeds – 3 February 2012

D went to Berkeley Bowl on his way home and bought a Butcher’s steak (“cheaper than flatiron”) and some Blue Lake green beans in a discount bag for 99 cents, and, adding a risotto, made this into a Christmas dinner … Continue reading

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Pizza with red sauce and soppressata – 31 January 2012

We decided last night, having not started a bread, that I would cook a pizza tonight, and D would take over cooking tomorrow. I defrosted a 1/2 cup container of pizza sauce from the “32 Zesty Pizzas” recipe, which I … Continue reading

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Pasta with leftover pork tenderloin in pomegranate sauce; chard stems – 27 December 2011

D suggested making the leftover pork tenderloin into a pasta. I was doubtful, but he was right. I cut up the remaining 3 inches or so of meat into lengthwise quarters, then sliced about 1/8 inch thick. It looked like … Continue reading

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Mom’s chili; green beans; exceptional wine – 18 December 2011

Tonight I made the chili that Mom used to make every Christmas Eve, to have when everyone was hysterically wrapping presents and generally going nuts. After a simple beginning, the chili simmers for 3-4 hours, while you do other stuff. … Continue reading

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Noodles with hamburger sauce and cottage cheese at Mom’s – 21 November 2011

Got to Mom’s in time for a good dinner, a casserole with noodles, cottage cheese, and a hamburger sauce over the top. We also had the ubiquitous Safeway cole slaw, some tomato slices, mixed frozen vegetables (green beans, carrots, corn, … Continue reading

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Linguine with shell beans; caprese – 8 October 2011

D knew in advance what he was going to cook for a change 🙂 He had cooked a batch of cranberry beans yesterday in some lamb broth I made earlier, adding sage and rosemary from the garden. He mashed some … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and Romano; salad with fresh tomatoes – 17 August 2011

D finally got to make the pasta he was on the way to making two days ago, when he discovered we didn’t have any pine nuts (the Costco bag in the bottom drawer of the fridge having finally run out … Continue reading

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Porcini in scamorze; sea beans – 9 August 2011

We had some porcini and some cream left over from the porcini wonder dinner, so reran that (as planned, really, since D pointed out while I was shopping that both the package of cheese and the package of cream are … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with haricots and olive tapenade; cheeses with crackers – 6 August 2011

D cooked one of his special dishes tonight, at my suggestion. We had a lot of haricots, since I bought a discount bag at the Bowl earlier in the week, and this is a terrific way to use them. It’s … Continue reading

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Pizza with mushrooms, spinach, tomatolets, and feta – 2 August 2011

I found this pizza on the net, in a search for pizzas with feta. We are out of bread (-> pizza) and we have too much leftover feta (-> feta) from Saturday. It was a pretty good pizza. I started … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato sauce and sausage; salad – 25 July 2011

We had bread to eat (remainder of an Acme Ciabatta), so I made a pasta. There was some basil in the fridge that I had used for a batch of Margherita sauce and intended to use for the pizza, but … Continue reading

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Braised pork shoulder; potatoes; applesauce; salad – 24 July 2011

Two streams converged to produce this dinner. One, our massive oversupply of culled immature apples from our tree led D to make a massive vat of applesauce, and he suggested maybe we should have pork chops for dinner, since I … Continue reading

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Pizza ai Quattro Formaggi; Zucchini with tomatoes and onions – 19 July 2011

I was planning to make my own fresh mozzarella today, and use it for a Pizza Margherita; However, I don’t have a cheese thermometer yet, so I decided to wait. I had bought provolone at the Cheese Board on Saturday(?) … Continue reading

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Pizza with artichoke hearts and prosciutto; chard – 18 June 2011

I decided to use up some of the remaining prosciutto in a pizza, and found this successful experiment, poorly recorded, from earlier in the year. In addition to the prosciutto, I had a small (6.5 oz) jar of Passport artichoke … Continue reading

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Bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich; broccolini – 9 June 2011

Serious challenge… have to cook when there is bread, so no pizza! I was thinking about the two tomatoes that have been sitting here hoping to ripen, and now looking as though they are tired of the whole thing… what … Continue reading

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Pasta with leftover lamb and olives; pear and pecan salad – 3 April 2011

I didn’t write this up immediately, but I’ve psyched out a bunch of it from the photos and the context. D had not eaten all six of his lamb chunks the previous night – I think he kept two of … Continue reading

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Leftover spaghetti with leftover tomato-mushroom sauce – 20 March 2011

It suddenly turned out to be almost 8pm, endangering D’s vow to get to bed at a reasonable hour. He decided just to heat up some leftover pastas (cappellini and linguine – both!) by tossing them briefly into boiling water … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with “pigs’ ears” mushrooms; broccoli – 27 January 2011

D made this pasta with “pigs’ ears” mushrooms, and nothing else except the butter and pepper they were cooked in, so that we could really get a taste of the mushrooms. They had some bitterness, it turned out, and we … Continue reading

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Pork roast slabs cooked in soup; parsley potatoes; green beans with almonds; cole slaw – 4 January 2011

R was back at Mom’s for one night and she wanted to cook something he’d enjoy. She sliced a pork roast into perhaps 3/8″ slices and cooked them in soup – I think cream of mushroom. It was good. (R … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato sauce; corn; salad – 1 Jan 2011

Welcome to side six…. oh rather… year two. For the previous year of this blog, please go to my365dinners. For the first dinner of the year, this at Mom’s, Mom asked me to make spaghetti sauce from scratch. I used … Continue reading

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26 December 2010 – Turkey over mashed potatoes and bread, with gravy; fresh broccoli; cole slaw

Classic leftovers – excellent slices of turkey still available – heated in a pan with I think butter, placed over fresh mashed potatoes, that over bread (sourdough from Safeway) all topped with the remaining gravy, thinned with a bit of … Continue reading

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25 October 2010 – poached egg, fried potatoes, and roasted tomatoes

Another interesting and delicious meal from D. He found the recipe for the potatoes – which are fried in oil and then tossed in vinegar and oil – in his new tapas book. These were really interesting, and perfectly done. … Continue reading

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27 August 2010 – Spaghetti with mixed mushrooms, parsley, pinenuts, and Romano

This is a variation on a recipe D invented – one of his staples. Just different mushrooms this time. He got a bag of discount mushrooms when he went to the Bowl a couple of days ago, and they included … Continue reading

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