Tag Archives: Dessert-Sweet

Dinner at Anchalee – 5 July 2017

D knew he might be late working on the studio this evening, b/c he and R were really getting going on the porch walls. He said if he wasn’t ready to cook in time, we could go out to dinner. … 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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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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Ravioli with herbs and chevre; sauteed celery – 30 April 2017

D went to visit his friend and physical therapist J-M today, and among other things, they discussed the herb-filled gigantic ravioli J-M had had in Italy during her last visit. Also our friends R & L dropped in out of … Continue reading

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Easter dinner from La Cucina Italiana: Squab, fried, breaded brie, kale – 16 April 2017

This was an interesting but only partially successful meal, mostly from La Cucina Italiana‘s Pasqua edition for this year (which I picked up on Wednesday, just before our dinner to discuss what to cook for Easter). We started out trying … Continue reading

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Paccheri with mushrooms and boudin blanc; green beans – 14 January 2017

We needed to use up some white mushrooms, and I suggested trying my boudin blanc pasta with these instead of the usual eryngii and hen-of-the-woods (maitake). I had bought cream for [what turns out to be] tomorrow’s “poblano quiche” so … Continue reading

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Leftover French lentil salad – 14 January 2016

On Monday the 11th we left half of everything, separately packaged, so we could have this French lentil salad a second time. I added a bit of water to the lentils and stirred them, also salted them with several shakes … Continue reading

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Brined rosemary pork chops; long-cooked kale – 9 Jan 2016

D was concerned that we had a lot of wines in the cellar that we really should be drinking before they get too old. This is the kind of problem to have 🙂 So he chose one out that really … Continue reading

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Two-cheese sandwich; red and green peppers; apple, at 37000 ft – 3 January 2016

I made a pretty decent sandwich for my dinner on the plane home from Mom’s. I toasted a Thomas’s English muffin and buttered it (being reluctant to use mayonnaise for something that would be warm for awhile). I used up … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita – 9 November 2015

Time to use up the basil before the cold nights kill it 😦 I suggested I make a pizza Margherita, and D thought that would be fine. I defrosted a small vat saying 2/3 cup Margherita sauce, and cooked it … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and pecorino – 16 January 2015

D went to the Bowl today and I guess bought mushrooms. He wanted to cook this pasta tonight (enough that he refused my offer, while at The Cheese Board, to pick up a light-bake pizza). The non-recipe is everywhere on … Continue reading

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Leftover scallion soup and cold veggies before the symphony – 15 January 2015

I’m writing this 20150615 based on photos, but the surrounding pictures tell me exactly what dinner was. We went to the symphony, and in our usual manner, all had dinner together before departing. D prepared it, just leftover scallion soup, … Continue reading

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Special family dinner: pasta with chanterelles and truffled cream; “long-cooked kale, please” – 6 January 2015

D&R&I are having one last cook as our “little family.” We had a great time and cooked some excellent dishes, although we agreed that they didn’t go that well together. The first chosen was a pasta from Saveur, called Tagliatelle … Continue reading

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Cheese? and Pear salad before an early flight – 21 December 2014

There was no imagining that I could cook the night before a 6am plane flight (and 4am departure, and 3am alarm), so D of course too over. I asked if we could have one of the two pears R gave … Continue reading

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Omelette with piperade; Romano beans with bacon – 3 November 2014

D cooked a wonderful omelette, but I don’t remember (15th) which cheese he used in it, unfortunately. Over the top, he put some of the piperade he had made the other day out of the red and yellow sweet peppers … Continue reading

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Omelette with chile sauce; turnip greens – 31 July 2014

D made a sorta omelette tonight, to try out this nifty fermented (?) chili sauce I got at the Tuesday farmers’ market. I’m writing this the 11th of August based on photos, so unfortunately I don’t recall all the details. … Continue reading

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Leftover chicken with rice & carrots Provencal; tomatoes! – 22 July 2014

I had thought to use up some basil and the extra ball of fresh mozzarella by making eggplant sandwiches, but those will be tomorrow night. I remembered that we had a small chunk of chicken to use up, plus the … Continue reading

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Merry unbirthday to me – Chez Panisse calzone; carrots Provencal; culled apple salted caramel cheesecake pie – 20 July 2014

This turned out to be a pretty decent day to have moved my birthday to this year. I wanted to cook something we don’t have very often, but shied away from things that are so terribly complicated that we don’t … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita; lettuce salad – 18 July 2014

D was going to cook tonight, but was going to be home late. I was going to cook this pizza tomorrow, but was home all day. So I suggested switching, especially since I could put this together so easily, even … Continue reading

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Spaghetti and salad at Mom’s – 21 May 2014

Arrived at Mom’s for a 2 week visit. She wanted to have spaghetti, and I helped a bit to put it together, but basically followed her instructions. She uses Ragu, for convenience. I “defrosted” about 2/3 pound of hamburger by … Continue reading

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Leek and olive tart; asparagus with aioli – 24 March 2014

On spring break, so I’m doing the cooking for this week. I made a dish from the second Greens cookbook, which I’ve made before and we’ve really loved. Basically, a yeasted, unkneaded crust of flour, water, softened butter, lemon zest, … Continue reading

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Pizza with grilled eggplant and red pepper, feta; lettuce salad; Brussels sprouts – 22 March 2014

I really liked this pizza a lot, and D did too! I used 1/3 recipe of crust, about 1/2 a “medium” eggplant, and one smallish (long and thin) red pepper for this recipe. D and I planned to plant some … Continue reading

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Pizza and salad at an alumni party – 19 March 2014

I remembered to take the picture! I remembered to take the picture! I usually don’t, when anything is remotely unusual. I attended an alumni night for the edification of current students, and pizza was delivered. Not sure where it was … Continue reading

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Herb slab with mushrooms and cannellini; asparagus – 13 March 2014

D invented this dinner for finance night. He didn’t like it, but it was hearty and filling and enjoyable, if not the most delicious thing on the planet. He cooked mushrooms with some onions in olive oil, and used some … Continue reading

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17 September 2010 – Cooking with Rosetta

This was a bit of an adventure – we took a cooking class with Rosetta Costantino (check out her gorgeous blog) on the theme of peperoncini, a signature ingredient of Calabria (the toe of the Italian boot). I had the … Continue reading

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