Tag Archives: Christopher Lee

Morcilla and potatoes; salad with avocado – 18 November 2018

Christopher Lee had a sausage pop-up yesterday and R&E agreed to, among other things, split a packet of Morcilla with us. Turns out it is fully cooked sausage, for one thing I didn’t know. Also had no idea what it … Continue reading

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Grilled sausages; piperade; boiled potatoes with parsley – 1 September (ack!) 2018

R texted about 5pm that he and E were bottling Stout. We had offered to make dinner for them on bottling days (only fair) but with advance warning. But we thought it would be fun, so when we were free, … Continue reading

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Spaghetti and tomato sauce with mushrooms and sausage; filet beans – 6 June 2018

We had perhaps 2/3 of a can of diced tomatoes left from D’s puttanesca back on the 30th. I volunteered to use it up in this punted pasta. I just cooked onions and probably garlic (writing on the 11th), then … Continue reading

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Casarecce with boudin and porcini in cream sauce; filet beans – 1 June 2018

I gave D two proposals to use up the heavy cream I bought for last night’s dinner – salmon in cream with tarragon, or this pasta, which, obviously, he chose. It used only half the cream, but I won’t have … Continue reading

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Pizza with Italian sausage, tomato sauce, arugula, and cheeses; orange, olive, and onion salad – 9 December 2017

I intended to make a pizza I first made in 2012, based on an epicurious recipe – just tomato sauce, mixed, grated fontina Valle d’Aosta and Pecorino Romano cheeses, and arugula tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette over the top. But. … Continue reading

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Boudin Blanc and wild mushroom pasta; yellow “wax” beans; lunch at the Beaujolais release party – 18 November 2017

Christopher Lee has fixed whatever machine was broken and is making Boudin Blanc again. When he announced he would have a sausage pop-up, I ordered a pack, as well as his Rapini & Pecorino sausages. I decided to make my … Continue reading

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Roasted cabbage with Italian sausage – 7 October 2017

So. We had cabbage – the most bizarre, pointy-headed cabbage, which is why I couldn’t resist it when I saw at Dirty Girl Produce – and also Christopher Lee’s Italian sausages, and I ran across this recipe, in a Bon … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Italian sausage, sundried tomatoes, onion, and herbs; pear and walnut salad – 2 October 2017

I picked up a packet of four Italian sausages from Christopher Lee yesterday, and, since we had dinner planned for that night, tonight was the night for one of his sausages. We decided to make a pasta using one sausage, … Continue reading

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Gmish of calabrian sausage, tomatoes, eggplant, and summer squash over rice – 19 June 2017

D wanted to use some of the mound of veggies we got at the farmers’ market Saturday, and suggested we use the last of the Calabrian sausages in the freezer. The previous one was seriously freezer burned 😦 so I … Continue reading

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Panzanella; Calabrian sausage; grilled veggies – 17 June 2017

This dinner had a complicated history, and ended up sorta one-off in a couple of places from where it began. I wanted to make a panzanella recipe from Weber’s Real Grilling, which has grilled bread and grilled eggplant in it … Continue reading

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Calabrian sausage; broccolini; tarragon potato salad – 13 May 2017

Writing this the 29th, based on memory and photos. We had potato salad to use up, and D suggested we defrost one of Christopher Lee’s Calabrian sausages to have with it. He had bought some broccolini at the Grand Lake … Continue reading

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Everything soup with even more things; fava beans with pecorino romano – 30 July 2013

The other night when D made this soup from lamb stock and a bunch of other things, he remarked that addind sausage – in particular, Christopher Lee’s boudin blanc – would make the soup really great. He was right. Tonight … Continue reading

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Italian sausage; couscous; cranberry beans – 7 June 2014

I intended to make a broiled pizza tonight, but when I got home, it was obvious the dough had not risen enough. I looked in the fridge and noticed we still had cranberry beans from when I cooked them earlier … Continue reading

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Capelletti with sausage, zucchini, and sundried tomatoes; broccoli – 25 April 2013

Addpix Sixtieth anniversary of the publication of the structure of DNA. Cool. I wanted to use at least one of the Italian sausages from Christopher Lee before freezing the rest. I came up with this idea for a pasta while … Continue reading

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Breakfast for dinner: chorizo, scrambled eggs, and kale – 23 April 2013

I wanted to try out the Chorizo (Spanish style) I got from Christopher Lee last weekend, and also I didn’t have much time to invest in dinner. I decided what the heck, just make breakfast instead. I cooked one Chorizo … Continue reading

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Foccacia with robiola and pate; salad with avocado and olives – 21 April 2013

Addpix I bought Robiola for this dinner a couple of weeks ago, and never found a time to make the foccacia. Finally, we decided on Friday to plan it for tonight. The recipe is from Recipes From Paradise, which is … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato sauce with sausage; kale – 16 April 2013

Addpix I realized this morning that I had not frozen the last Italian sausage from Christopher Lee, so I decided just to cook it tonight. I ran through a bunch of options, but at D’s suggestion, I ended up skinning … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Italian sausage, mushrooms, and onions – 12 April 2013

Addpix D suggested this pasta as an easy and yummy dinner. I skinned one of Christopher Lee’s Italian sausages and cut up the meat into chunks, then cooked it in olive oil in a small frying pan. When it was … Continue reading

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Italian sausage; chard; potatoes with parsley – 11 April 2013

Addpix We had to work on taxes, and I didn’t get home till 7, so nothing fancy tonight. I took the last of the 3 bunches of chard I got at Berkeley Bowl last week – amazingly almost entirely still … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato sauce and Italian sausage – 8 April 2013

I picked up some Italian sausages from Christopher Lee after work, and made my way home about 7:15. I cooked up one sausage, and added it to the rest of the fresh tomato sauce D made last week, and served … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato sauce, with mushrooms and Calabrian sausage – 4 April 2013

Addpix D bought a bargain bag of tomatoes on Monday at the Bowl, and blanched and peeled them, and then today he made them into a sauce, with onions, fresh rosemary and thyme, and some wine that was good enough … Continue reading

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Special dinner for a special wine – 29 March 2013

Addpix A few years ago my friend M, a winemaker, gave D and me a tasting of some truly extraordinary wines, and I brought home a bottle of one, well beyond anything we would normally spend, but an exceptional bottle, … Continue reading

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Potatoes with Calabrian sausage; broccoli – 3 March 2013

In conversation, D and I came up with two dinners for our last Calabrian sausage from Christopher Lee, so D used half the sausage for each dinner. He boiled Yukon Gold potatoes and cooked the sausage, separated into bits, then … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Calabrian sausage and mushrooms; chard – 1 March 2013

D cooked a good dinner with the wonderful Calabrian sausage I bought from Christopher Lee last Sunday, and some chard from our friend A. The spaghetti sauce was pretty much mushrooms and sausage as I recall (writing the 8th) and … Continue reading

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Fried egg, Crepinette, potatoes, Brussels sprouts – 28 February 2013

D cooked breakfast-for-dinner again. It seems R had mentioned how good Christopher Lee’s crepinettes were with Brussels sprouts, but unfortunately, I had my last bite of sprouts in my mouth before D happened to mention that. He landed another half-sprout … Continue reading

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