Tag Archives: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

Italian sausage; couscous; cranberry beans – 7 June 2014

I intended to make a broiled pizza tonight, but when I got home, it was obvious the dough had not risen enough. I looked in the fridge and noticed we still had cranberry beans from when I cooked them earlier … Continue reading

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Pizza with prosciutto, mozzarella di bufala, arugula, and olives; Brussels sprouts – 24 May 2013

Finishing off all that extra prosciutto di Parma… I found this recipe in one of the cookbooks from ‘Ino, a wonderful little restaurant in the West Village where we ate several times during our 2011 trip to New York. OMG … Continue reading

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Chicken sandwich with aioli; adolescent bok choy – 17 May 2013

Addpix D bought four Acme Round Buns yesterday, thinking they would be good for chicken sandwiches two different ways. Tonight was Way Two: with aioli. D froze two round buns when he bought them, and we used two fresh ones … Continue reading

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Panini with red pepper puree, pesto, and Fontina Valle d’Aosta; baby artichokes – 10 May 2013

Addpix I had other plans for dinner, but I didn’t get home till after 7, so I decided to go for a quick dinner using a Semifreddi Bakery roll I bought and froze last week. It was a “wheat” roll, … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato/basil sauce – 3 May 2013

We had a lovely bunch of basil sitting in water on the kitchen island, and I knew I would not get home in time to cook anything complicated, so I planned on making a variant on the simple tomato/basil sauce … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, and parsley – 19 April 2013

Addpix D volunteered to take over tonight, partly so I could work late, and partly so he could use up the very nice brown mushrooms that are still in the fridge. It was obvious he should make his signature pasta, … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Italian sausage, mushrooms, and onions – 12 April 2013

Addpix D suggested this pasta as an easy and yummy dinner. I skinned one of Christopher Lee’s Italian sausages and cut up the meat into chunks, then cooked it in olive oil in a small frying pan. When it was … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita – 5 April 2013

Addpix We were about to run out of bread, so I decided to make a pizza. I had something like 7 little vats of Margherita sauce in the fridge (2/3 cups each), but the pizza also requires fresh mozzarella and … Continue reading

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Pizza with radicchio, endive, walnuts, and Roquefort; kale – 30 March 2013

Addpix This is a pizza I first made in 2011. I followed that recipe tonight, with the following changes: I used a rather generous 1/4 cup of walnuts; I weighed the Roquefort (Societe, from The Cheese Board) at 2 oz. … Continue reading

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Speck; broccoli – 23 March 2013

Still coming up with recipes to use up the arugula pillow D bought at the Bowl last weekend. “Speck” is the name of a dish we have at L’Osteria del Forno in San Francisco, and also the name of one … 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 tomato sauce and hamburger – 8 March 2013

D was not happy with his tomato sauce the other night, and anyway, he likes to vary the repeats a bit. So tonight he added hamburger to the sauce, and it was very tasty. I salted mine quite a bit … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Calabrian sausage and mushrooms; chard – 1 March 2013

D cooked a good dinner with the wonderful Calabrian sausage I bought from Christopher Lee last Sunday, and some chard from our friend A. The spaghetti sauce was pretty much mushrooms and sausage as I recall (writing the 8th) and … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce with mushrooms – 22 February 2013

I was going to get home late, and thought about making panini, since now I finally have pesto cubes in the freezer again. But D pointed out (over the phone) that the tomato sauce with mushrooms that he had made … Continue reading

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Pizza from the freezer; broccoli – 21 February 2012

We are out of bread again, so I decided to make a pizza with one of my two frozen doughs. I didn’t have much time, so I decided just to take out a vat of Wells sauce (Patricia Wells’ tomato … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh tomato/hamburger sauce; Brussels sprouts – 1 February 2013

D found a bag of discount tomatoes again at the Bowl the other day, and made a fresh tomato sauce out of them. Tonight he added about a half pound of hamburger, boiled some spaghetti, and grated parmaggiano over the … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pinenuts, parsley, and Romano; Brussels sprouts – 7 December 2012

We had some mushrooms we have to use up, and also a bit more parsley, so D suggested we (actually he) make his signature pasta for dinner. It goes great with our Friday wine, too, so all to the good. … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, and parsley – 26 November 2012

Since we had mushrooms and parsley, and some bread to go with dinner, D offered to make his signature pasta – sliced mushrooms (browns, from the Bowl yesterday), pine nuts, and parsley, cooked in olive oil, and tossed with spaghetti, … Continue reading

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Panini; romano beans; fresh tomatoes – 28 September 2012

I was going to make a pizza tonight, but got home too late to start the dough. However, I found I still had one Semifreddi ciabatta roll in the freezer, so I pulled that out to make panini, and ran … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce; romano beans – 17 September 2012

D took over cooking since I got home rather late to do both that and wash my hair before dinner. He reheated his tomato sauce with cranberry beans, adding in the other half of the hottish pepper from our friend … Continue reading

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Panini with red pepper puree, pesto, and fontina; grilled, marinated zucchini and eggplant – 14 September 2012

I was intending to make a pizza tonight, but got home after 5 to find I no longer had any frozen doughs. I did find the frozen Semifreddi ciabatta roll. I decided to make a panino instead, cutting it into … Continue reading

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Pizza with tomato sauce (!) and dry sausage – 10 August 2012

A few days ago, D found some “used tomatoes” at the Bowl – Romas (I think) in a 99 cent bag to sell quickly – and made a salsa with the best ones. He cooked the less great ones into … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, and parsley – 29 June 2012

D’s signature dish tonight. Haven’t had this in awhile and it was great. Sauteed mushrooms (brown this time) and toasted pine nuts in olive oil, parsley added late, tossed over cooked spaghetti. More parsley fresh if it amuses you. Shave … Continue reading

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Elicoidali with porcini and prosciutto – 22 June 2012

D made a new pasta from The Pasta Bible, and it was very good. Apparently he found porcini at the Bowl. He had also found a carton of half & half in the fridge that R left last weekend, and … Continue reading

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Pizza with roasted red pepper, potatoes, and tapenade – 15 June 2012

Made another of this pizza. It was a bit light on the aged FontinaValle d’Aosta from The Cheese Board (b/c I forgot I used some in a panino last week) and heavy on the potatoes (no problem) and salt (added … Continue reading

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