Tag Archives: Douro

Leftover Common Grill Black Bean Soup – 25 March 2019

D still under the weather. We had planned to have the leftover soup for lunch, but he suggested saving it for dinner, by which time the rains would have returned, and also, he would feel more like getting up and … Continue reading

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Pizza with tomato sauce, cheeses, and arugula – 17 March 2013

D found an arugula pillow at the Bowl on Saturday morning, and now our mission is to use it all up before it goes bad. To that end, I put more than 2 cups of it on a pizza. I … Continue reading

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Grilled, brined pork chops, broccolini, and farro risotto – 30 May 2011

Our houseguests M&N pretty much cooked this meal (except for R’s dessert), and we learned some neat new stuff. We took out some frozen Costco pork chops, which are boneless and very thick, and brined them overnight in the fridge. … Continue reading

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Pizza with artichoke hearts, arugula, and dried tomatoes – 13 May 2011

This is from The Edible Italian Garden. I used half a frozen white pizza dough. Defrosted in the morning, transferred to an oiled bowl about 5pm, and set in warm water. It turned out really well. I cooked the dough … Continue reading

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Pasta with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and Romano; boiled chard stems – 1 April 2011

D got home at 7:48 (by my cel phone), aghast at the time. He peeked in the fridge and pulled out the ingredients for his ‘signature’ pasta, and stems from the chard he served over polenta a few days ago. … Continue reading

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Tomato, bacon, snap pea and artichoke pasta – 26 January 2011

D had a bunch of random veggies that he wanted to use up, and he added in a few things lying around, to make a really delicious and interesting pasta. His thing. He bought some cherry tomatoes on the markdown … Continue reading

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Tri-tip steak; nebrodini mushrooms; sugar snap peas – 14 January 2011

D called about 6:15 to remind me that the Bowl was having a mini-wine tasting till 7, so I met him there, and we tasted two new wines. One was a California cab, gentler and more food-friendly than most, and … Continue reading

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Zuppa di aglio (garlic soup); Brussels sprouts – 12 January 2011

This was a remarkable soup. D found it in Recipes from Paradise – a Ligurian cookbook. You crush cloves of garlic (one per serving) and cook them surprisingly briefly in water (1 cup per serving) with some olive oil. Bread … Continue reading

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6 March 2010 – Grilled salmon, potatoes with parsley, and a remarkable condiment

This was the second fish I acquired pretty much by accident last week (see Tuna). At the Bowl on Friday, a staffer in the wine section told me about a Portuguese wine that had fruit and spice, and would go … Continue reading

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18 January 2010 – Freezer Mystery!

Well, ok, it wasn’t a total mystery. I remembered putting it in there, was pretty certain D had made it, and it wasn’t all that long ago. Also, it looked like spaghetti sauce. It was. We figured it out during … Continue reading

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