Tag Archives: Ham

Salad with bits of everything – 5 April 2019

We had thought of this salad for a couple days. When R showed up bearing opened wines, we moved it from Tuesday to an unspecified day – which turned out to be today. One of the opened wine was a … Continue reading

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Potato, leek, and gruyere tart with thyme; salad – 23 March 2019

D really wanted me to try this tonight, so I did, and was pleased with the results. I’d change a bit, but not a lot. I used the Bertolli crust for the tomato-leek tart, and the recipe for the leeks … Continue reading

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Common Grill Black Bean Soup; edible-pod peas – 22 March 2019

I wrote up the recipe for this soup here. This time, I made a half-recipe, which is enough for two dinner servings and looks like one lunch, or one more dinner. I used 3 strips of thick-cut Fra’Mani applewood-smoked bacon, … Continue reading

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Common Grill Black Bean Soup; Brussels sprouts – 30 January 2018

To use up what was about 6.4 oz but should (per the recipe) have been 8 oz of remaining Niman Ranch ham – from a 3/4″ or so thick round slice that was a pound – well, I said I’ll … Continue reading

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Personal pizza with potatoes, ham, and pancetta – 27 January 2018

[Filling in missing posts on 8 February] Another a bit-too-lazy dinner for one – I used the second half of the defrosted pizza dough, and made an ok but not great pizza. Cooked up the next-to-last round of pancetta, and … Continue reading

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Fresh cranberry beans cooked in piperade and topped with an egg – 13 January 2018

Finally writing this up on the 22nd. D wanted to have this again – he’s become a piperade addict, and was already totally into fresh cranberry beans. We don’t have it quite right yet, but it’s worth perfecting. The recipe … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with defrosted fresh tomato sauce with new mushrooms and hard sausage – 5 May 2017

I knew I was going to spend most of the afternoon running around shopping – University Press Books, shoe store – so knew it was not the day for a pizza, though I did buy the chard for one (to … Continue reading

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Baked “quadrucci” with ham and prosciutto; green beans – 19 April 2017

I made a list of stuff we need to use up before it goes bad, and this recipe used fully four of those ingredients (but didn’t use any of them up completely, alas). I made fresh pasta, six sheets as … Continue reading

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Common Grill Black Bean Soup; kale – 7 April 2017

Rainy and cold, so I suggested we make a soup. We had planned on nachos soon, so buying salsa and sour cream worked for both that and this soup. I made the soup, changing only a couple things from the … Continue reading

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Common Grill Black Bean Soup; kale – 16 January 2016

This is a delicious soup and great for this rainy, cold (California version) weather.  I wrote it up in some detail here. Changes are: I settled on 1Tbsp plus 1 tsp salt, and that was great. Used Niman Ranch applewood … Continue reading

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Fresh pasta with ham, prosciutto, and cream; broccoli rabe – 10 January 2015

We are still in search of recipes to use up the cream I overbought for our family cook last Tuesday (6th). Also, we had 1/4 of the pasta remaining, which we rolled and cut on I think Thursday. We used … Continue reading

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Ham, potatoes, and Brussels sprouts – 20 December 2014

D cooked a simple but fine meal, while I prepared to travel to Mom’s for Christmas. He sliced thin slices off the ham I bought for the black bean soup, and fried that with herbs, but alas, I don’t remember … Continue reading

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Common Grill Black Bean Soup; Brussels sprouts – 18 December 2014

This hearty soup is from a restaurant in Michigan. Our friends from East Lansing sent us the cookbook, which we enjoy.  Here is my version of the soup, with original in brackets if it differs. Pick over and wash 1 … Continue reading

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Ham shavings; apples with onions; potatoes – 14 July 2014

D had this in mind, and I was not sure what he was thinking of. It really turned out great. He took out an end of frozen ham and left it for just a half hour or so, and then, … Continue reading

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Garden salad with ham and eggs – 1 September 2013

D made a delicious salad, using whatever he found in the fridge. Of course, the fridge is pretty full at this point… He started with a bed of romaine, and added tomatoes from Tomatero Farm from the Grand Lake market … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with ham and pine nuts; romano beans – 25 July 2013

D is cooking, and bought a small package of Kentucky Legend sliced ham yesterday (among other things – when he went to the Bowl just to get bread). He cut a few slices of ham into matchsticks, and cooked those … Continue reading

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Linguine with ham, olives, and fresh mozzarella – 1 June 2012

Last night we thought briefly about dinner, and decided we could make a pasta with some ingredients lying around, and also use the zucchini in the fridge as our veggie. We chose linguine (6 oz, which is a bit more … Continue reading

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Calzone from PiQ; broccoli – 31 May 2012

We didn’t start bread b/c D would not be here to finish it anyway, so D suggested that he buy something for dinner at PiQ, where he had a meeting in the late afternoon, providing the offerings looked good. They … Continue reading

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Risotto with asparagus and ham – 8 April 2012

We finished our taxes today instead of paying attention to having an Easter feast. When we were walking back from the studio, where we went for a workout, D realized he should make something with ham in it (since we … Continue reading

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Salad with ham and cheese; broccoli – 5 April 2012

D made a delicious salad, based on romaine, and including lots of good stuff. He cut up some Kentucky Legend ham and added some Beemster cheese that has apparently been in the fridge for some time. He toasted some pine … Continue reading

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Omelette with ham and sage; radish – 4 April 2012

D made a very quick dinner tonight – planned in advance since it was not clear I would be home anywhere near on time, and this was something he could make quickly, or make once for himself and once again … Continue reading

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Ham with red onion; braised fennel; boiled turnips and steamed turnip greens – 10 December 2011

D got inspired by some veggies at the Grand Lake farmers’ market today and cooked a wonderful winter dinner, using techniques from Alice Waters’ book about simple foods. He braised fennel wedges, and boiled turnips while steaming their greens above … Continue reading

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Quick dinner after getting home at 7 – 19 October 2011

Actually, I knew I’d be late getting home tonight, so I planned on pulling some pesto cubes out of the freezer for pasta, and having a couple of slices of sausage and some tomatoes. Well, the tomatoes I had separated … Continue reading

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Made-up-on-the-spot pasta; salad with avocado – 15 August 2011

D took over cooking after his show ended yesterday, and he is great at dealing with an overloaded fridge and making good food come out of it. He was going to do his signature pasta of mushrooms, pinenuts, and parsley … Continue reading

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Pasta salad with sliced ham and sugar snap peas; Pecorino Crotonese – 21 June 2011

It was an actual Hot Day, scheduled to be 89 degrees, which was an excellent excuse for a pasta salad. I didn’t have anything in particular in mind, but there were 2 slices of Saag’s Black Forest Ham that wanted … Continue reading

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