Tag Archives: Haricots

Spaghetti and tomato sauce with mushrooms and sausage; filet beans – 6 June 2018

We had perhaps 2/3 of a can of diced tomatoes left from D’s puttanesca back on the 30th. I volunteered to use it up in this punted pasta. I just cooked onions and probably garlic (writing on the 11th), then … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with filet beans and tapenade – 4 June 2018

This is one of D’s favorite things to make – it’s from Chez Panisse Pasta, Pizza, and Calzone. Steam the beans one minute, make the tapenade (garlic + salt -> paste, olive oil, olives, anchovies, cognac). Serve the cooked spaghetti … Continue reading

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Casarecce with boudin and porcini in cream sauce; filet beans – 1 June 2018

I gave D two proposals to use up the heavy cream I bought for last night’s dinner – salmon in cream with tarragon, or this pasta, which, obviously, he chose. It used only half the cream, but I won’t have … Continue reading

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Savory pancakes with bacon and dandelion greens; haricots – 10 March 2018

I thought of making this to use up the half of a monster bunch of dandelion greens (12 oz total) that I bought for the polenta with greens and peppers last night. I enlisted D to team up b/c so … Continue reading

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Risotto in lamb stock with mushrooms and rosemary; haricots – 4 October 2017

D made stock out of the cut-off fat, and then the cooked bones, from the lamb loin chops we had the other day, and decided a risotto made with that would be good. He cooked the  1 cup arborio rice … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Summer: The last tomato tart – 2 November 2014

We decided to use up what is likely the last batch of dry-farmed early girl tomatoes from Dirty Girl Produce today, with a tomato tart for dinner, and avocado and tomato for lunch. The tart was really excellent – so … Continue reading

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Salade Nicoise – 10 July 2013

We still had half a can of tuna (tonno) left, so I decided to make this salad once again. No doubt will make it a few more times over the summer. Here’s what needs to be done: Clean baby potatoes … Continue reading

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Nicoise Salad – 29 June 2013

I’ve been wanting to make this salad ever since Saveur sent me their Provencal menu. They send very enticing emails. It’s a terrific magazine, to which I’ve subscribed happily for several years. I love beautiful food, so I was totally … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with olive tapenade and French beans – 15 March 2013

One of D’s specialties tonight: He cooks French green beans (haricots) in boiling salted water intended for the pasta, then removes them and puts in the spaghetti. But first, he makes a tapenade, using black olives (preferably Gaeta, which he … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with haricots and olive tapenade – 25 June 2012

And a radish, but we’ll get to that. This is one of D’s signature dishes. It’s from Chez Panisse Pasta, Pizza and Calzone. Haricots, boiled; Gaeta olives, garlic, anchovies, and cognac, pounded into something that is not yet a paste. … Continue reading

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Panino and green beans before the LeConte neighborhood meeting – 21 June 2012

Amazing. I called D at 6:33 and reminded him we should already be eating. He was walking home already, and suggested I turn on the panini press and cut some bread. I did. We finished dinner at 6:56. Finished! It … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with haricots and olive tapenade – 27 May 2012

Since we had Gaeta olives, which are the best for tapenade, D proposed a few days ago that he make this pasta, which is from Chez Panisse Pasta Pizza and Calzone. The tapenade has olives, olive oil, anchovy fillet, garlic, … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with haricots and olive tapenade – 21 January 2012

D cooked one of his specialties, but this one he didn’t make up. It’s from Chez Panisse Pasta, Pizza and Calzone, and uses an olive tapenade and briefly boiled haricots. D makes a tapenade out of olives – preferably Gaeta, … Continue reading

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Leftovers from The Slanted Door without actually going there – 27 September 2011

Our friends M&N passed through on their way back to the airport from their brief vacation at Pt. Reyes. They returned our coolers and reusable ice packs, with a pile of leftovers they couldn’t conveniently take on the plane with … Continue reading

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Yummy leftovers gmish – 26 Sept 2011

D, who managed to cut his thumb on the table saw yesterday (not that badly, considering the possibilities), nevertheless also managed to make a very tasty dinner tonight. He cut up some more of the leftover beef from Friday night’s … 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 haricots and olive tapenade; tomatoes with shallots, balsamic vinegar, and basil – 16 August 2011

I suggested again to D that he might make this dish, since I had bought another sack of low-priced ($1.39/lb) haricots at the Bowl last week, and we still had some Gaeta olives. So he did. He also used the … 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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Porcini in scamorze; haricots with cippolini – 7 August 2011

I found porcini at the Bowl on Friday and called D to see if he would like them for his Sunday dinner. He said yes, so I bought them, and also cream, so he could make this dish. He pointed … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with haricots and olive tapenade; cheeses with crackers – 6 August 2011

D cooked one of his special dishes tonight, at my suggestion. We had a lot of haricots, since I bought a discount bag at the Bowl earlier in the week, and this is a terrific way to use them. It’s … Continue reading

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Leftover skirt steak with cilantro sauce and couscous; haricots with onions – 3 August 2011

We had three chunks of skirt steak left over from Saturday night (the 30th), and couscous from one dinner and lunch today (both for the lamb kefta), and I put them together for dinner. I reheated the beef by simply … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with haricots and olive tapenade; bruschetta with shell beans – 11 July 2011

What a terrific dinner! D made one of his specialties tonight. This recipe is from Chez Panisse “Pasta, Pizza, and Calzone”. He found haricots at the Bowl in a cheapo bag the other day (ok, for haricots, “cheapo” is less … Continue reading

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Porcini in melted scamorze; dandelion green salad with anchovy dressing; haricots – 9 July 2011

It’s really fun having had this blog for a year and a half. Today D ran across some porcini, and immediately decided to rerun an experiment he did last year, where he used them in a sort of thickish quiche, … Continue reading

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27 October 2010 – Omelette with fresh herbs and cheese; haricots with onions; fresh tomato

I am really impressed with D’s ability to put together a wonderful meal without planning, and in a short time. We sorted our VISA bill into budgets tonight before dinner, b/c the bread was not done yet, and when we … Continue reading

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26 October 2010 – Leftover beef stew; haricots with onions; fresh tomatoes

On Saturday we stowed away some vats of beef stew in the freezer, and saved a bunch in the fridge for dinners this week – so here’s the first. It was a wonderful comfort food again. D also boiled up … Continue reading

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