Tag Archives: Cotes du Rhone

Spaghetti with cranberry beans and turnip greens; stuffed figs – 22 August 2018

D wanted to use some of the rest of the cooked cranberry beans in a pasta. On Tuesday, (yesterday) he had thought to look for something else to add to the dish that inspired him, but he got to looking … Continue reading

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Maltagliati with chives and bacon; salad – 24 July 2018

For the two of us for dinner, we need something like 2/3 of a recipe of Paul Bertolli’s pasta dough – which is irreducible b/c it has one egg – so I dry the remainder in some useful form. When … Continue reading

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Pappardelle with radicchio and bacon; four-lettuce salad – 9 July 2018

We had a little bit of radicchio to use up – about 2.3 oz, as it turns out, in good shape, all usable but the core – so I decided this pasta would be a good use for it. Amazing … Continue reading

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Pork chops; mixed, leftover rices; edible pod peas – 16 December 2017

D cooked everything tonight. I defrosted a thick, boneless Costco pork chop early in the afternoon, and D took it from there. He split the chop into two thinner chops, seasoned with garlic slices, salt, pepper, and sage, and let … Continue reading

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Pesto with the last of the basil; fruit salad – 15 November 2017

Home again, and eating up what needs to be eaten. First, it’s past the time our basil should have been killed by the weather, so we decided to pull all the plants (one bin, a mature set of stems sold … Continue reading

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Bruschettae with beans, and with tomatoes and basil; pasta with parmaggiano; baby bok choi – 29 September 2017

I was sort of going to make ravioli tonight, but just got too unmotivated to go to the Bowl for spinach and go through that whole process by myself. We had cooked fresh cranberry beans that wanted eating, and the … Continue reading

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Bitty bit of fresh pasta with tomato/chevre sauce; asparagus with aioli – 3 May 2017

Still using up the Laura Chenel goat cheese we opened. Costco is now selling this in a terrible container – too large, and too vulnerable once opened. Bring back the 11-oz logs! But we make an attempt 🙂 I weighed … Continue reading

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Pizza with prosciutto, arugula, olives, and mozzarella di bufala – 21 April 2017

I thought of cooking this pizza after looking up “arugula” in this blog. I used the previous post here to construct the pizza. I used two balls of mozz. The pizza ended up very wet (I actually poured off some … Continue reading

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Baked “quadrucci” with ham and prosciutto; green beans – 19 April 2017

I made a list of stuff we need to use up before it goes bad, and this recipe used fully four of those ingredients (but didn’t use any of them up completely, alas). I made fresh pasta, six sheets as … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with re-refurbished sauce – 9 April 2017

I didn’t get the sourdough recipe started yesterday (or today, for that matter) so no pizza tonight. With D and me doing our taxes and taking a workout walk (mild – D’s foot still hurts if he walks too fast) … Continue reading

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Four Cheese Pizza – 2 December 2015

D bought a couple of nice heirloom tomatoes on Saturday from Tomatero Farm at the Grand Lake Market, and suggested I make another Four Cheese Pizza from the Greens cookbook. We had more of the Vacherin substitute for Fontina Valle … Continue reading

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Cranberry beans with prosciutto; persimmon and walnut salad – 2 November 2015

I bought some of this delicate lettuce — what’s it called… galisse? – from Blue Heron at the Saturday market, and a Fuyu persimmon to make a salad. Tonight I finally managed to fix it. I used most of the … Continue reading

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Gazpacho; chevre – 11 August 2015

D & R are building every day, and though it’s not especially hot, they are feeling the sun and it seemed to D like the time for gazpacho, especially since the Dirty Girl Produce dry-farmed early girls are now out. … Continue reading

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Grilled chicken; Apple uncompote; Thai jasmine rice – 19 June 2014

D invented another dinner to have with the apple condiment 🙂 He used one packet of chicken breasts from Costco, splitting them flatwise into more and thinner pieces. He sprinkled them with thyme from the garden, and salt and pepper, … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms and cannellini; Brussels sprouts – 12 March 2014

D made up a pasta sauce using mushrooms cooked in olive oil, parsley, and I think pine nuts, plus some cannellini he had boiled with rosemary and olive oil. It was a tasty sauce. He said perhaps it should have … Continue reading

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Salade Nicoise – 10 July 2013

We still had half a can of tuna (tonno) left, so I decided to make this salad once again. No doubt will make it a few more times over the summer. Here’s what needs to be done: Clean baby potatoes … Continue reading

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White “starter” pizza; salad with avocados and olives – 10 June 2013

This is my second attempt at a James Lahey broiled pizza, and it turned out a bit better than the first. I used the other half of the half-recipe of dough I made late last week, which has been in … Continue reading

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Pizza with roasted red peppers, potatoes, and olive tapenade – 8 May 2013

Addpix This is based on a pizza from Epicuirous, which I have made several times before. My best writeup is from 14 May of last year. This time, I used a bit less Fontina Valle d’Aosta (between 4 and 5 … Continue reading

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Penne with cheese sauce and nasturtiums – 7 April 2013

Addpix I made ths pasta under false pretenses – I thought I still had some of the excellent Cheese Board Roquefort to use up, and I didn’t; I thought I could use the last of the cream, but it was … Continue reading

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Porcini and scamorze “quiche”; avocado salad – 24 June 2012

When D found porcini at the Bowl the other day, he evidently thought quickly enough to buy the makings of this dish, which he punted from a related recipe in Mexico the Beautiful. He no doubt was also remembering the … Continue reading

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Bocadillos with speck and manchego; beet greens with leftover tomato bits – 3 June 2012

I decided to make these sandwiches yesterday, when researching the recipe for speck (smoked prosciutto) earlier on this blog. The search returned another recipe that used the same meat, this sandwich from the cookbook Pinxtos, which my brother B gave … Continue reading

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Soup with lamb stock; avocado salad; potato bits – 2 April 2012

D took the stock that he made using the leftover lamb chop bones from Saturday and made it into a yummy soup. We had high expectations b/c the stock smelled so wonderful, and we were not disappointed. D added little … Continue reading

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Grilled pork chops; potatoes; cannellini beans; sauteed onions; grilled asparagus – 14 March 2012

I called D from Grocery Outlet, and he suggested I look for some prepared meats from Fra’ Mani and other notable producers. While I didn’t find those, I did mention seeing some boneless pork loin chops for a good price … Continue reading

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Grilled chicken; grilled Japanese eggplant; rice with sage – 5 October 2011

D grilled some chicken breasts from Costco, coating them with herbs from the garden first. He also sliced up a long Japanese eggplant from my colleague J, oiled it and grilled it, and cooked some rice (I think Thai jasmine) … Continue reading

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Tomato-basil pasta; Brussels sprouts with hard sausage bits – 2 October 2011

It got to be about 7 pm and D had not thought about what to cook. We have a lot of really nice basil plants outside, so I suggested a pasta we learned about from “The Top 100 Pasta Sauces” … Continue reading

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