Tag Archives: Grape Expectations wine

Vegetable tart; pear salad – 24 December 2011

This was a delicious tart, especially the crust, which was exceptional. The filling was incredibly time-consuming, but a different filling would work and be less demanding. The recipe is from Cook’s Illustrated, Jan/Feb 2012. The filling is mainly leeks, sauteed … Continue reading

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Avgolemono; sugar snap peas with orange peel – 22 December 2011

D made a stock from the chicken carcass, and I suggested he make this soup with it, which is one where the quality of the stock really shows. The soup has mushrooms (or chicken as another option), riso, and finally … Continue reading

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Panini with treviso and scamorze; salad with pomegranate seeds – 12 December 2011

Last night I started a lamb curry which I intended to finish off tonight (cook another hour, add tomatoes and cilantro) while we brought home the Christmas tree from the Bowl. However, D found they were out of trees but … Continue reading

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Pizza with pesto, potatoes, and prosciutto – 6 November 2011

D quailed at the idea of cooking tonight, following Jean-Pierre Moulle. “Can’t cook :(” he said. Since we were to run out of bread with lunch, I volunteered to make a pizza, which has no pretensions whatsoever to Chez Panisse … 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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Spaghetti with tomato sauce and sausage; salad – 25 July 2011

We had bread to eat (remainder of an Acme Ciabatta), so I made a pasta. There was some basil in the fridge that I had used for a batch of Margherita sauce and intended to use for the pizza, but … Continue reading

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Pizza with roasted red pepper sauce, grilled eggplant, prosciutto, fresh mozzarella curd, and basil – 23 June 2011

This was a pretty good but not perfect rendition of a pizza I made last year, which was amazing the first time and has never been equalled since. Including this one, but it was still a good dinner. I made … Continue reading

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Linguine with grilled radicchio and endive, Roquefort, and toasted walnuts – 13 June 2011

I was looking for something to have with fresh bread, and came up with this pasta, which used some of the excellent Roquefort I got at the Cheese Board on Friday. This is from the Weber’s Art of the Grill, … Continue reading

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Lamb biryani; broccolini – 12 June 2011

I finally am getting a bit ambitious with the start of summer “vacation”. Have a lot of work to do, but the days are not as structured, so I can be at home early, and have enough time to cook … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato-basil sauce; salad – 5 June 2011

I’m writing this on the 15th, and looking back at the pictures – quite a few of them, interestingly – to figure out what we had for dinner. D’s dad P was here, and D was cooking. He made a … Continue reading

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Pizza with chard, goat cheese, and garlic/pepper oil – 18 May 2011

I’ve made this many times, so will go over it only briefly. Add 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes and a large clove of garlic, minced, to 2T olive oil and allow to stand till ready to use. Saute a minced … Continue reading

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Calabrian Pizza from Rotten City – 16 May 2011

We’re having a big cleanup/renovate week, with R helping me and D painting the kitchen, so D suggested we just plan on someone else cooking for us. R is a big fan of Emeryville’s Rotten City Pizza (named after its … Continue reading

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Pesto; salad – 14 May 2011

D was painting the kitchen all afternoon, but had this easy dinner in mind. He had made pesto with a pile of basil I got at the Derby Street market last Tuesday – a shopping bag for $3 – and … Continue reading

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