Tag Archives: Cotes du Rhone Villages

Spaghetti with tomato sauce, with hamburger, mushrooms, and padron peppers – 1 September 2014

D took the fresh tomato sauce he’d made last week, and updated it with padron peppers and mushrooms. He cooked these, and I think some garlic, in the bacon fat (some of it) that was left over from lunch (see … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with basil/walnut pesto; tomatoes, avocados – 24 October 2013

D bought a bunch of basil at the Tuesday market for a dollar and put the stems in water. They started wilting quickly, and I cut off the stem ends, but they still did not recover very well. That put … Continue reading

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Tomato tarte – 8 August 2013

In honor of my friends J, who asked for the recipe, and R, who wondered about a “tarte,” I’m writing this one out in detail. It’s summer (i.e. Dirty Girl Produce has tomatoes, finally!) so the tomato recipes come out. … 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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Pizza with caramelized onions, bacon, and fresh mozzarella; romano beans – 16 June 2013

This is a variant on Friday’s (14th) broiled pizza attempt. I think I liked that crust better, but this one was not up to my usual standards, so not a good experimental comparison, unfortunately. I used 1/3 of my usual … Continue reading

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Porcini and scamorze custard; zucchini with onions – 13 May 2013

Addpix D sweetly cooked this dinner, when it became clear I was not going to be able to get home till almost 8. I had bought a bunch of porcini at Berkeley Bowl on Sunday (yesterday) along with the whipping … Continue reading

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Gazpacho; goat cheese crostini – 9 August 2012

The forecast made today one of the hottest of the summer (not so hot, but still the hottest) and I also finally got Dirty Girl Produce dry-farmed early girls at the Berkeley farmers’ market on Tuesday. Gazpacho! Turned out we … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomatoes, basil, and fontina Valle d’Aosta; lettuce salad – 13 May 2012

A busy day, and we still had bread, so I put off a pizza till tomorrow and partly reran a dinner from a couple of days ago. I made the same tomato sauce, from Diane Seed’s One Hundred Top Pasta … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato and basil; aged fontina Valle d’Aosta; misc good stuff – 10 May 2012

I got home after 7, but had known in advance that this would be a hard day, so I planned on an easy dinner. I made the world’s simplest pasta, from the Ten Speed Press book by Diane Seed, “The … Continue reading

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Pasta with chicken, capers, lemon, and parsley; braised greens – 20 December 2011

D suggested this use for the remaining, hard-to-use bits from the chicken. Great idea! I heated the chicken bits in olive oil, and added some lemon juice (we decided some zest would have been a good addition to spike up … Continue reading

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Grilled chicken thighs; salad with roasted milk-soaked bread and endive; rice – 4 December 2011

D cooking, still, and really enjoying the two new cookbooks from ‘ino in NYC. I am SO behind… but this single post is on time. D grilled some chicken thighs from Costco, with oil, salt, pepper, and sage on them. … Continue reading

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Omelette with ratatoille topping – 13 October 2011

D planned this use for the leftover ratatoille from two nights ago. He made some new no-knead bread today, with 1/6 whole wheat flour, 1/6 Central Milling Company flour that has barley flour in it, and the rest King Arthur … Continue reading

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Smoked pork loin; rice; artichoke – 29 September 2011

D is doing a great job of using up the bounty of leftovers from M&N. He cooked slices of smoked pork loin from the Bowl (delicious, and less that $6/lb) in butter or oil (it’s the 1st and he doesn’t … Continue reading

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Musroom pasta using porcini – 10 August 2011

The guys were setting up for their weekend show, and planned to leave SF in time for me to feed them at a normal dinner hour, there being another whole day to complete the setup. D suggested making his signature … Continue reading

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Leftover braised pork and vegetables; sauteed collards – 26 July 2011

This was a really tasty dinner! We had planned out when to use the braised pork leftovers, and conveniently were given some very beautiful collards last night at the Berkeley crop-swap that went perfectly with the pork. Pork, potatoes, carrots, … Continue reading

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Tagine of baby eggplants in tomato sauce; bolani with hummus – 18 July 2011

I spotted this recipe I think on the day I bought this cookbook, expecting we would like it, and I’m pleased to know that is correct. It’s easy to do, though there is a lot of pre-prep. Of course, for … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with haricots and olive tapenade; bruschetta with shell beans – 11 July 2011

What a terrific dinner! D made one of his specialties tonight. This recipe is from Chez Panisse “Pasta, Pizza, and Calzone”. He found haricots at the Bowl in a cheapo bag the other day (ok, for haricots, “cheapo” is less … Continue reading

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Pasta salad with sliced ham and sugar snap peas; Pecorino Crotonese – 21 June 2011

It was an actual Hot Day, scheduled to be 89 degrees, which was an excellent excuse for a pasta salad. I didn’t have anything in particular in mind, but there were 2 slices of Saag’s Black Forest Ham that wanted … Continue reading

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Potatoes, omelette, and bacon – 7 June 2011

P flew home this morning, so it’s just the two of us again. D made a simple meal using up the rest of the potatoes that he had boiled and then refried with onions for lunch a couple days ago. … Continue reading

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Chevre with tomato sauce and herbs; napa cabbage – 19 March 2011

Continuing with the theme of “B cannot bite into things using incisors,” I have made an old favorite Patricia Wells dish, which, not incidentally, uses up the Laura Chenel goat cheese log while it is still good. I asked D … Continue reading

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Personal pizza with artichokes and prosciutto – 18 February 2011

I’m reading this one from the photo while writing about it on the 15th of March, but I’m pretty sure I have it right. We had some prosciutto that was getting past its prime, and an open jar of artichoke … Continue reading

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Spaghetti al Cacio e Pepe (with Pecorino and Pepper); salad with avocado; sugar snap peas – 15 January 2011

D came up with this out of nowhere. Or actually, out of Patricia Wells’ “Trattoria” and a fridge and pantry with good staples in them. Tough meal 😉 Cook the spaghetti, and warm a mixing bowl and all the serving … Continue reading

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Pork chops; brown rice; broccoli – 10 January 2011

D split one Costco pork chop in two, horizontally, and cooked them in oil with herbs. This is written on the 30th, unfortunately, so I don’t recall exactly what he did, but the taste was good. I think that is … Continue reading

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Pasta with tomatoes; broccoli – 6 January 2011

D cooked this pasta after I got home from Mom’s, and I’m writing this on 26 January. I’m pretty sure I remember it, though, after a good look: the sauce was the last of some roasted tomatoes with garlic, which … Continue reading

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