Tag Archives: Costco wine

Spaghetti with white mushrooms, favas, and hard sausage; salad with arugula and a gift of cherry tomatoes – 19 August 2011

I asked D to make something where the multicolored cherry tomatoes from my friend J’s parents’ garden would stand out. He was considering cooking them (very lightly ) in a pasta, but decided on a salad instead. They were wonderful! … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with haricots and olive tapenade; tomatoes with shallots, balsamic vinegar, and basil – 16 August 2011

I suggested again to D that he might make this dish, since I had bought another sack of low-priced ($1.39/lb) haricots at the Bowl last week, and we still had some Gaeta olives. So he did. He also used the … Continue reading

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Personal whatever’s-there pizza; sautéed porcini with rosemary – 14 August 2011

There is much too much food around. I decided to make a pizza to use up some of the feta, but later noticed that there were also two small porcini that I had intended to use for lunch, until I … Continue reading

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Tomato tart – 13 August 2011

D and R were at their show again today, but didn’t have an evening there, so D was home for dinner by 8. I have been waiting to cook this tomato tart until good tomatoes were out. I got Early … Continue reading

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Homemade pappardelle with pancetta and radicchio; zucchini-bell pepper tapas – 5 August 2011

I found this pasta recipe in the course of a completely different search at Saveur.com, and printed it out for consideration later. Which was not much later, it turns out. I used Paul Bertolli’s recipe for pasta: 1 cup flour, … Continue reading

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Leftover skirt steak with cilantro sauce and couscous; haricots with onions – 3 August 2011

We had three chunks of skirt steak left over from Saturday night (the 30th), and couscous from one dinner and lunch today (both for the lamb kefta), and I put them together for dinner. I reheated the beef by simply … Continue reading

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Pasta with tomato-eggplant sauce; green salad – 29 July 2011

I had two more eggplants and most of that humongous $1 bunch of basil still around, and decided to put them together into a pasta, since we had bread. I went to the Bowl to buy stuff for tomorrow’s dinner … 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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Bolani; orzo salad; zucchini – 22 July 2011

This was a “what needs using up” dinner, but it was also a very tasty one. I bought three packages of Bolani at the Grand Lake Farmers’ Market last weekend, and we had some of those – pieces of both … Continue reading

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Polenta with red and green peppers and mixed greens – 10 July 2011

D cooked an old favorite tonight, with some variations. This is from Georgeanne Brennan’s Potager, one of the best cookbooks we’ve ever had. It has two parts: polenta, 1:6 with water, cooked for  quite a long time, with cheese added … Continue reading

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Minestrone; dandelion green salad with anchovy dressing – 8 July 2011

Calling before he left work, D was wondering what we would have for dinner. Ten minutes later, he walked in the front door holding dandelion greens plucked from the front yard, and proceeded to make a wonderful meal. He defrosted … Continue reading

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Pork loin, Brussels sprouts, and olives as a pasta sauce – 3 July 2011

D took the last Costco boneless pork loin chop out of the freezer and got creative. He cut the pork into small (3/4″?) chunks, and cooked it in oil with sage, and added pre-boiled Brussels sprouts and halved Gaeta olives. … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and pecorino; salad – 2 July 2011

D took over cooking today, and it was great to have his signature pasta again. He cooked brown mushrooms and a portobello (giant crimini) (a cheapo bag from the Bowl), pine nuts, and parsley in olive oil, tossed with cooked … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita with My Own Fresh Mozzarella! – 30 June 2011

Wow, this turned out better than I expected! I made another variant on Pizza Margherita, and it was really quite good. And I made my own mozzarella balls from cheese curd! I used the 1/2 crust unused and frozen from … Continue reading

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Eggplant sandwiches with prosciutto, red pepper puree, and fresh mozzarella; Kashi “pilaf” – 17 June 2011

I originally thought I’d make a pizza tonight, but we decided to put off making bread till Sunday morning, which left two breadless dinners, so I had a choice of what to do when. The Bowl has had bags of … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita; asparagus with morels – 11 June 2011

I knew we would be out of bread, and that I would probably have lunch at the farmers’ market (Himalayan! Super!) while D was doing a small show. I decided not to make bread for dinner, but instead to consider … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce with basil – 11 May 2011

I bought tons of basil at the Derby Street Farmers’ Market yesterday, and washed it all up, which caused some leaves to fall off. D used them up in this pasta, along with some Romas he’d gotten at the Bowl … Continue reading

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D’s signature pasta; salad with favas and garden lettuce – 7 May 2011

I instantly recognized the smell of this delicious pasta cooking. D invented it, and it’s sort of a signature of his. Mushrooms, pine nuts and parsley cooked in olive oil and tossed with spaghetti, topped with shaved pecorino Romano. Great, … Continue reading

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The end of the spaghetti sauce; Brussels sprouts with pancetta – 30 April 2011

We had some leftovers to use up today, so had a pretty simple dinner. D reheated the rest of the spaghetti sauce (with hamburger and mushrooms) , adding, I think, a bit of red wine from a bottle that was … Continue reading

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! Spring rolls and veggie curry – 26 April 2011

Wow, D went all adventurous tonight. He clearly planned it in advance, b/c some of the ingredients are not stuff we have just lying around. He made spring rolls from scratch, along with a dipping sauce, and also a very … Continue reading

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Hamburgers on no-knead bread; broccoli – 24 April 2011

When we tried out the Tractor Shed Red from Costco, we both thought it lacked clarity and sublety, though had a good taste. Hamburger wine! I declared, and so D tried it out with this meal. It went pretty well. … Continue reading

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Pasta with fresh tomato-basil sauce; salad of cauliflower and asparagus – 18 April 2011

D went to the Bowl today, and came across a bag of el-cheapo tomatoes (buy these to use today), so he made a pasta using those, with some of the basil left over from Saturday. The rest is just olive … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with leftover tomato/hamburger sauce; steamed leeks with vinaigrette – 11 April 2011

D got home late, and decided just to heat up the spaghetti sauce he’d made the other day, serving it over some boiled spaghetti, with grated parmesan. However, he added a rather special veggie to this. He steamed some leeks, … Continue reading

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Omelette with cheese, ham, and chives; garden salad – 10 April 2011

D made another wonderful omelette for dinner, along with a lovely salad. The bread is also his: a part-whole-wheat no-knead bread, I think also with Grape Nuts fines tossed in for a nice flavor and good nutrition besides. I’m writing … Continue reading

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Kabocha squash stew with coconut, curry, and cilantro – 6 April 2011

D used up the last large hunk of kabocha squash in a dish similar to the first one, though much thicker. He boiled the peeled squash pieces, and separately cooked onions in oil, adding mushroom slices and a small bit … Continue reading

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