Tag Archives: Cranberry beans

“Three Sisters” grilled vegetable salad with cranberry beans, from Mitsitam – 1 July 2017

D suddenly got out a couple of cookbooks the other day b/c he wanted to explore some new recipes. One was the Mitsitam Cafe Cookbook from the National Museum of the American Indian. This is the first new recipe he’s … Continue reading

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Leftover lamb, semolina with bay, and cranberry beans; cooked carrots – 10 May 2017

Leftovers tonight. I cooked up the one cup of cranberry beans resulting from D’s shelling adventures a day or two ago, using the Bertolli recipe. While I took a shower, he got all the rest of the lamb off the … Continue reading

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Cranberry bean and kale soup with anchovy crust – 4 January 2017

It was rainy and miserable looking out, and rather cold (for here) so I wanted to make a soup. Went through my list of soups we have made and D wanted to do this one, despite the difficulty of putting … 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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Fresh cranberry beans cooked in piperade; corn on the cob – 20 June 2015

This is after a recipe in Pintxos by Gerard Hirigoyen. I used fresh cranberry beans instead of dried beans, and made some other revisions based on what we had around. It turned out to be a delicious meal! I had … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, and parsley; bruschetta with fresh cranberry beans – 20 November 2014

D decided to cook his signature pasta – mushrooms and pine nuts, cooked in oil, with parsley added – to go with a bruschetta of the last of the cranberry beans. Aside from the fact that he thought that he … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh cranberry beans, breadcrumbs, and parsley; green cauliflower – 18 November 2014

We puzzled on the phone over what to have for dinner, and I came up with this pasta. Almost bought arugula at the Bowl (where I went to see if I could learn what apples they had that were like … Continue reading

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Truffled egg toast with asparagus; cranberry beans; persimmon and walnut salad – 15 November 2014

Having some asparagus that wants eating (in fact, some stalks are sprouting from the tips – but I promise the picture below was taken two days later) and my having discovered in the freezer some Pain de Mie we froze … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh heirloom tomato sauce; bruschetta with cranberry beans and mushrooms – 16 September 2014

D found another bag of discounted tomatoes – these, heirlooms – at the Bowl, so he made a pasta sauce with them. He cooked onions and garlic, then added the tomatoes (skinned and chopped) and a lot of basil, presumably … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with cranberry beans, dried bread crumbs, and parsley – 15 September 2014

D used up more of the cranberry beans he cooked on Friday for the bruschettae. He heated them in oil with parsley and some bread crumbs he cut from old, dried bread we have lying around. Great pasta!   I … Continue reading

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Contributed dinner with best friends – 12 September 2014

Our friends M&N and their daughter S and SIL M were in town, or nearby, anyway – about an hour away – and invited D, R, and me, and also their/our friends H&K, to a shared dinner, with each making … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with cranberry beans, garlic, and breadcrumbs; garlic bread – 7 September 2014

D wanted to use up the delicious fresh cranberry beans he cooked this week, and was inspired by a cookbook I bought on Saturday, One Good Dish, by David Tanis. He has a whole section on using up old bread! … Continue reading

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Caprese salad; cranberry beans – 2 September 2014

I still had one ball of mozzarella di bufala (Gustosella) in the fridge (in its great new packaging) from over a week ago, and wealso has some basil in a glass on the island waiting to be used. That, and … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with cranberry beans, mushrooms, pinenuts, and parsley – 18 October 2013

D cooked a variant of hs signature pasta tonight. He added cranbery beans to his usual recipe. He cooked the fresh cranberry beans yesterday, in water with rosemary and garlic for about a half hour, then salted them and left … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce; cranberry beans – 2 September 2013

D made a sauce using a bag of Romas from the bargain veggies shelf at the Bowl. I’m writing this the 7th, so do not remember if this was the first iteration, but I think so. There are mushrooms in … Continue reading

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Mixed leftovers over pasta; fabulous cheese – 4 August 2013

D was not here for dinner – or lunch, for that matter – so I found myself looking in the fridge, worrying about what was going to go bad. I boiled and then froze the lamb stock we made, decided … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with cranberry beans, arugula, and pecorino romano; romano beans – 26 July 2013

D bought some cranberry shell beans at the Bowl on I think Wednesday. Yesterday I got home and found the shelled and in the fridge; today, I got home and found them in a pan, cooked to perfection. He boiled … Continue reading

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Linguine with cranberry beans and arugula; grilled prosciutto-wrapped radicchio; fresh tomatoes – 30 October 2011

D cooked the cranberry beans I bought last week, in stock with rosemary and garlic. I used some of them last night on the speck, and the rest tonight on the pasta. The beans were sitting in a bit of … Continue reading

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Linguine with shell beans; caprese – 8 October 2011

D knew in advance what he was going to cook for a change 🙂 He had cooked a batch of cranberry beans yesterday in some lamb broth I made earlier, adding sage and rosemary from the garden. He mashed some … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce; bruschetta with shell beans – 7 October 2011

D went to the Bowl and found another bag of about-to-go-bad Romas on sale for 99 cents. He usually buys these if he can use them right away, and today he made a tomato sauce, using Georgeanne Brennan’s recipe from … Continue reading

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Pasta with cranberry beans and hard sausage; green beans with mushrooms – 30 September 2011

D keeps finding fresh shell beans at the Bowl, and keeps buying them b/c they’re terrific. He bought these cranberry beans before M&N arrived with tons of leftovers, but these kept nicely in the fridge for a few days. When … 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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Linguine with shell beans and leftover skirt steak; dandelion salad with anchovy dressing – 31 July 2011

OMG the end of July already?? OK, so D cooked dinner tonight as a one-off, b/c I bought him some cranberry beans after he mentioned seeing them at the Bowl. He shelled them, and then cooked them in water with … 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 with cranberry beans and soppresatta; zucchini – 7 July 2011

Great dinner tonight! D bought more cranberry beans at the Bowl, and cooked them at lunchtime in lamb stock from the freezer (about a quart). He added savory and thyme from the garden, and boiled them about 1/2 an hour … Continue reading

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