Tag Archives: Garnacha/Grenache

Sandwich with leftover chicken; boiled potatoes; baby bok choi – 26 June 2017

This was how we decided to use up the last of the chicken thighs that D grilled a few nights ago. We defrosted three slices of Acme Sweet Batard, to make 1 1/2 sandwiches, and then D realized that there … 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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Millet and bean salad with tomatoes and basil; zucchini and yellow squash – 27 June 2015

D and a discussed the need to use the rest of the millet from the ratatoille dinner, and also to use basil, so obviously I googled “millet basil.” I got a recipe that we could mimic, though in fact we … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with ancient turkey, onions, broccoli, sage, and thyme – 11 June 2015

We thought about using the frozen leftover grilled chicken for a salad or pasta, but when I looked, I could not find the chicken. The blog suggests it was eaten in a sandwich and subsequent pasta back in May. D … Continue reading

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Pizza with potatoes, prosciutto, and caramelized onions; baby bok choi – 11 January 2015

I was looking through my pizza list for a good winter pizza, and came upon the single word “potato.”  I started playing with that idea, and added in the Fontina Valle d’Aosta we had just bought at The Cheese Board, … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh tomato/mushroom/hamburger sauce – 14 November 2014

Both of us got home early. D was thinking of making a sorrel soup, and I was going to call him and offer to defrost some hamburger to add to the fresh tomato sauce, to which he had added mushrooms … 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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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and Romano; roasted asparagus with feta – 6 March 2014

D cooked tonight – he had an idea and mushrooms, I had no idea – and made his signature dish. He cooked mushrooms, pine nuts, and (later) parsley in olive oil, tossed with cooked spaghetti, and offered a plate of … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Calabrian sausage and arugula – 21 March 2013

Addpix D made a wonderful pasta tonight, using a Calabrian sausage from Christopher Lee, and some more of the arugula pillow he bought on Saturday. He started by cooking chopped red onion in olive oil, then added slices of the … Continue reading

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Omelette with tomato-mushroom-eggplant sauce; salad with pomegranate seeds – 11 December 2011

D saw me doing the first night of Fiona’s curry and thought it was for this dinner. About 7pm he asked, and found out it wasn’t. He made a wonderful dinner on the spot. He cut up a very long … Continue reading

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Pizza Politana with Donkey & Goat Wine at the opening of the new winery – 23 July 2011

Wow, this was one great dinner! We ate standing up at a higher-than-waist-high barrel, with no utensils, and had fantastic pizza and great wine. We attended the grand opening celebration of Donkey & Goat’s new winery. The wine tasting was … Continue reading

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Two cheeses from The Cheese Board; salad of dandelion greens in anchovy dressing with garlic croutons – 2 May 2011

We had planned to eat up the rest of some lovely cheeses that we had for lunch on Sunday, but D also added a very interesting new salad. The picture shows only the salad, which consisted of dandelion greens which … Continue reading

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Linguine with leftover hamburger/tomato sauce – 25 April 2011

Wow, we had a new wine tonight that we both really liked! Reminds us how rarely we have a “wow” wine at our price range. But first… D warmed up the tomato sauce with hamburger that we had the other … Continue reading

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Pizza with zucchini, corn, cilantro, and feta – 13 March 2011

We arranged that I would cook this pizza because we were about to run out of bread. We had some cilantro left over, in fact from the last time I made pizzas with cilantro, so I decided to do this … Continue reading

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Personal pizza with zucchini, feta, corn, and cilantro – 25 February 2011

Continuing on the “feta and cilantro” theme, I made this excellent recipe from the Cheese Board cookbook. It has one tiny zucchini in it, a couple T of canned (b/c it’s not summer) corn (Green Giant Niblets), tossed with red … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with leftover beef, sweet onions, pesto, and red pepper sauce – 7 February 2011

D made a wonderful pasta sauce tonight! He was using up the rest of the flatiron steak from Saturday, and also a frozen cube of our pesto, and another of a red pepper sauce R made quite awhile ago. He … Continue reading

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