Tag Archives: Chianti

Blackened swordfish at Saltwater Cowboy – 10 November 2017

Nine more of our most excellent relatives got to town for the wedding tomorrow, and we arranged to have dinner together – 13 of us; this would be the newly-arrived bunch, and R&E, D&me. The four of us didn’t hear … Continue reading

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Broccoli and cheese calzoni with tomato sauce – 29 December 2016

D kindly posted the original recipe from which this dish is derived (by me). I’m still cooking for brother B at his and Mom’s house, to relieve him of cooking duty for at least a bit. The original is from … Continue reading

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Seashell pasta with tomato/mushroom sauce; broccoli – 20 December 2016

Moi cooking at Mom’s. We ate at the table, instead of in Mom’s room by the TV as usual. Brother B had opened a can of whole, peeled tomatoes, which he likes to put over the Knorr pasta “sides” (which … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and pecorino; salad with tomatoes – 1 December 2015 (ack!)

Oooo, cool, my blog is snowing again 🙂 A little feature WordPress offers. Nice. I’ve written about this meal a lot – D’s invention, sort of his signature dish: mushrooms and pine nuts cooked in olive oil, parsley added here, … Continue reading

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Speck; green beans – 10 August 2015

Wow, we’re both tired out tonight! D worked hard on the new studio all day, and I struggled on the phone with multiple error-prone organizations – more burnt out than physically tired, to be sure. Fortunately had planned a pretty … Continue reading

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Omelette with piperade; Romano beans with bacon – 3 November 2014

D cooked a wonderful omelette, but I don’t remember (15th) which cheese he used in it, unfortunately. Over the top, he put some of the piperade he had made the other day out of the red and yellow sweet peppers … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato/hamburger sauce; salad with tomatoes and celery – 28 July 2014

I got home too late to make the “foccacia” dough I had planned on (even knowing I’d be kinda late, so couldn’t make the pizza I had really planned on) so that is put off a couple of days. Instead, … Continue reading

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Grilled chicken thighs with oregano pesto; black rice; salad – 17 March 2014

D was weeding yesterday and accidentally pulled up a huge pile of Greek oregano. R said he should look for our pesto book, which D did not remember having (it had belonged to his late aunt, E).  I found the … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with defrosted tomato sauce; Brussels sprouts – 9 December 2013

Knowing I would be home late, I took a vat of tomato sauce from  freezer last night and put it in the fridge. The sauce seems to have been made on the 12th of November, from fresh tomatoes (no doubt … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and pecorino romano; salad – 8 September 2013

D worked in the yard all day, and then came in and cooked a fine dinner. It’s an easy one for him, but ever so delicious – plus, he invented it. He cooks mushrooms, pine nuts, and (at the end) … Continue reading

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Small plates – 15 July 2013

I had a bunch of things to use up, and some other things I was able to get only in small quantity, so this led to small plates making up the meal. On Saturday I went to The Cheese Board and … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with haricots and olive tapenade – 25 June 2012

And a radish, but we’ll get to that. This is one of D’s signature dishes. It’s from Chez Panisse Pasta, Pizza and Calzone. Haricots, boiled; Gaeta olives, garlic, anchovies, and cognac, pounded into something that is not yet a paste. … Continue reading

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Pizza at the Denver airport – 5 January 2011

I had been looking forward to having this pizza again since I discovered I had a well-timed 2-hour layover in Denver on my way home. It’s from Wolfgang Puck. Alas, it was not as good as I’d remembered – or … Continue reading

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24 December 2010 – Leftovers and tree decorating

We had just about exactly half of the pseudo-lasagne left from last night, and reheated that for dinner on this busy evening. Mom said to get anything I wanted from the grocery store earlier today, so I got fresh broccoli, … Continue reading

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7 November 2010 – Heavenly butternut squash soup and prosciutto-wrapped radicchio

I was really happy with this soup, made using the recipe given to me orally by the chefs at Pizzaiolo a couple of years ago. The texture was light and creamy-smooth, and the taste was fantastic. I decided on radicchio … Continue reading

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