Tag Archives: Fava beans

Spaghetti with fava beans and prosciutto; zucchini with onions – 7 July 2019

We decided Friday not to plan Sunday dinner but to punt it; then I went to the Bowl and found, among other things, very nice-looking fava beans, and bought them assuming they’d come in handy at some point. We had … Continue reading

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Red Snapper (Rock cod?) baked with lemon and stuff; refried rice; favas – 17 May 2019

LOL! We have not used the spring onions that I bought a week ago at the farm stand, with the intention of grilling them, b/c D likes to do that. So I mentioned them when we were considering dinner plans, … Continue reading

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Orange roughy poached in parchment; pilaf; long choi – 25 April 2019

We’ve had a bottle of Mea Culpa in the fridge for some time b/c D brought it up on spec, but I really wanted to come up with a good meal for it. I thought a simple white fish would … Continue reading

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Omelette with mushrooms; broccolini; tarragon potato salad – 14 May 2017

Don’t remember this well (writing the 29th) but I think there was something important D wanted to use up in the omelette. Maybe just the mushrooms. We had more of the broccolini that D had bought from the Grand Lake … Continue reading

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Tarragon potato salad; favas; cheese – 12 May 2017

D & R were out till 6 getting ready for the market in the (early!) morning, then busy till almost 8 worrying the catch on one of the truck doors, which declined to open when asked. Not a good thing. … Continue reading

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Broiled cheese sandwiches and fava beans after the Kermit party – 29 April 2017

Kermit Lynch Wines is 45 years old, and fortunately Mr. Lynch saw fit to celebrate by bringing back the parking lot parties that used to happen 3 times a year (and which were actually Cafe Fanny parties, which explains why … Continue reading

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Birthday dinner at Chez Panisse – 28 April 2017

A major birthday for D, so we took R&E and went to Chez Panisse for dinner, having remembered a month in advance to call in for reservations. Next time should get first seating, though, as dinner lasts quite a long … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, and parsley – 23 April 2017

We puzzled over what to have when – forgetting I’d bought a poblano to use up the cream in a “poblano quiche” – and settled on D’s signature pasta, since we had both mushrooms and parsley wanting using. Mushrooms sauteed … Continue reading

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(Un)birthday dinner for R from La Cucina Italiana – 9 November 2014

Since R’s birthday fell on a weekday, we decided to celebrate with dinner on the weekend instead. He had been eying two recipes from a copy of La Cucina Italiana that he had borrowed from D. D and I braved … Continue reading

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Spring veggies – warm and cold! – 2 May 2014

D cooking, still. Yesterday, R bought a pillow of baby lettuces and offered D some of it, so we will be having major salads for awhile! Tonight’s had asparagus, hard boiled egg, pan-toasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds (extras not used … 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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Tagliatelle with favas and pecorino romano; artichokes – 16 July 2013

I decided last night I needed to use up the fava beans I had bought on the weekend, and D suggested I make a pasta with them. I searched previous blogs and found this dinner by D, where he cooked … Continue reading

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Porcini and scamorze; fava beans – 4 May 2013

[Addpix] Porcini! Last fall a friend/student/TA gave me a bottle of wine, and I learned later from her that it would go well with the wild mushrooms we get in the fall. I finally realized that what I should have … Continue reading

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Panini with leftover foccacia, robiola and prosciutto; favas; baby carrots – 22 April 2013

Addpix I knew I wouldn’t be off work till 6 at the earliest, and then D called and said I should come by his work b/c they were doing “a pour” – that is to say, pouring molten metal into … Continue reading

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Omelette with chervil; favas with ricotta salata – 18 April 2013

I came home and started on dinner, but it turned out D had had an idea too, and set up for it at lunchtime. So we combined ideas. D wanted to use the chervil from the garden in an omelette … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with leftover chicken, asparagus, and favas – 10 April 2013

Addpix We both got home close to 8pm – bad week – but D got home earlier than I did, and had dinner well underway by the time I arrived. He cut up some shallots and cooked them a bit, … Continue reading

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Cannellini bruschetta; ricotta salata with favas; kale – 25 March 2013

Addpix I wanted to use up more of the cannellini beans I cooked up on Saturday, and also more of the favas D bought last week, before they respectively go bad. I decided to make a bruschetta by mashing some … Continue reading

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Using up leftovers: omelette/scrambled eggs with red pepper aioli; fresh egg pasta with favas – 18 July 2012

We decided we needed to use up bits and pieces of what was in the fridge. We had the red pepper aioli from the swordfish dinner a week ago, served over an omelette D made – just 2 eggs total, … Continue reading

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Cacio e pepe; fava beans with pecorino and savory – 26 June 2012

D got home about 7:15 and then started to plan dinner. He decided on Cacio e Pepe – which in a pinch one could pretty easily make without a recipe. You cook spaghetti, then toss with olive oil, pepper, and … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fava beans and morels (!) – 24 May 2012

I wrote to D this afternoon asking if he had an idea for dinner, since we really hadn’t decided who was cooking. He answered: “Yes” Indeed. He shelled some favas and then boiled them and skinned them, cut up some … Continue reading

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Leek and fava soup to die for; excellent BLTs – 10 October 2011

Wow, this was the best dinner we’ve had in ages, and it was “just” soup and a sandwich. I got home and found D there already, carrying a bottle of wine up from the cellar. There was a fabulous-smelling leek … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with white mushrooms, favas, and hard sausage; salad with arugula and a gift of cherry tomatoes – 19 August 2011

I asked D to make something where the multicolored cherry tomatoes from my friend J’s parents’ garden would stand out. He was considering cooking them (very lightly ) in a pasta, but decided on a salad instead. They were wonderful! … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with leftover brined pork chop, fava beans, and mushrooms – 2 June 2011

D found the leftover pork chops from two days ago in the fridge, and decided to make a pasta out of them. He cut them into about 3/4″ pieces and sauteed them in oil. Along with these, he cooked some … Continue reading

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Dinner for seven at Riva Cucina – 1 June 2011

Our friends N&M are visiting from Albuquerque, and their younger generation M&S are also in town, so they, D&I, and our younger generation R, all went to dinner at Riva Cucina. N&M suggested this, b/c they had some very old … Continue reading

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D’s signature pasta; salad with favas and garden lettuce – 7 May 2011

I instantly recognized the smell of this delicious pasta cooking. D invented it, and it’s sort of a signature of his. Mushrooms, pine nuts and parsley cooked in olive oil and tossed with spaghetti, topped with shaved pecorino Romano. Great, … Continue reading

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