Tag Archives: No-knead bread

Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and romano – 2 January 2015

D said he had not had this dish in too long, and there were mushrooms, so this was what he wanted to make for dinner. No problem with that! This is a great recipe, of D’s own design: sauteed mushrooms … Continue reading

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Pepperoni, potato and kale soup – 11 December 2014

“Biblical rain,” someone called it, so I planned a soup for the rainiest evening. This soup I first made here, and the original is referenced there. I revised it, and will write out the recipe for this more likely version: … 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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Pesto; broccoli – 17 February 2013

I bought a huge bag of basil yesterday – a pound for $5.75 – since we are out of frozen pesto cubes. I thought pesto would make a nice dinner for tonight, and I could make up the whole bag … 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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Beef stew; baby bok choy – 3 December 2012

Knowing I’d be at work late, I planned to have leftover beef stew tonight. Which was a good idea. I heated up the stash I’d made for the occasion. I bought five baby bok bhoy heads at the Bowl on … Continue reading

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Pasta with leftover lamb meatballs and Wells sauce; new carrot – 25 September 2012

I didn’t leave work till way after 7, and had to dream up a dinner I had not thought about at all. I called D to tell him I was on my way, and asked if we had anything dinnerish. … 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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Maltagliati with bacon and chives; broccoli – 28 June 2012

DĀ  called me from work (since I was not at work today) having decided what he wanted to make for dinner. Could I please make a batch of fresh pasta dough – which has to sit for at least an … 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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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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Risotto with asparagus, tarragon, chives, and parsley – 21 April 2012

D indulged me with Spring Risotto. It was published in the Contra Costa Times in 2003 under that title, but was originally from an article by Amanda Hesser in the New York Times. It has 1/4 cup each tarragon, parsley, … Continue reading

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Asian veggies over rice noodles – 16 April 2012

D cooked a pile of veggies and served over rice noodles. Most delicious! He steeped the rice noodles in hot water for a bit – perhaps not long enough, as they were on the chewy side, but not problematically so. … Continue reading

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Rice with chicken, black beans, and peppers; spinach – 11 April 2012

D had dinner almost done by the time I got home at quarter to eight. It smelled good šŸ™‚ He cooked basmati rice, and added canned black beans, some more of the roast chicken, and slices of piquillo peppers from … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce; roasted asparagus with feta – 6 April 2012

D went to the Bowl today and found a 99 cent bag of “use me now” tomatoes, so he made a tomato sauce for tonight. This is based on a Georgeanne Brennan recipe, and includes garlic and onions, fresh tomatoes, … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pinenuts, parsley, and Pecorino Romano; lettuce wedge – 3 April 2012

{Written the 11th} I am writing this from the photos, but I still remember enough to do this pretty well. D made his signature pasta, cooking sliced mushrooms, pinenuts, and parsley from the garden, and tossing over cooked spaghetti. The … Continue reading

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Grilled pork chops; potatoes; cannellini beans; sauteed onions; grilled asparagus – 14 March 2012

I called D from Grocery Outlet, and he suggested I look for some prepared meats from Fra’ Mani and other notable producers. While I didn’t find those, I did mention seeing some boneless pork loin chops for a good price … Continue reading

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“Baked” potato with sour cream and chives; Brussls sprouts – 11 March 2012

D cooked up a quick and good dinner, after a long day’s (weekend) work. He cooked us each a Yukon Gold potato in the microwave, and finished them off under the broiler, briefly, then topped them with sour cream mixed … Continue reading

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Baked potato with sour cream; espresso cheese; zucchini; cauliflower – 5 March 2012

In order to use up more of the sour cream, D decided to make baked potatoes; however, he didn’t have baking potatoes, and he didn’t have the time to bake potatoes. We had Yukon Golds, so he cleaned up two … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato-basil sauce; salad with pomegranate seeds – 2 February 2012

D made a simple spaghetti sauce with a 28-oz can of San Marzano tomatoes and some more of the gargantuan basil leaves from the packet I bought last week. He did a good job of using stuff I had neglected, … Continue reading

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Grilled pork tenderloin; pilaf; kale with pancetta – 15 January 2012

R was over for dinner and to look at old family slides. D and I and gone to Costco in the morning and bought pork tenderloins, and I grilled one of those for dinner. Looking for instructions on the grilling … Continue reading

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Smoked Salmon and Leek Scramble; piperade; avocado – 3 January 2011

The entire title is Smoked Salmon and Leek Scramble with Meyer Lemon Creme Fraiche. I found it on Epicurious (it was from Bon Appetit Dec 2005) when looking for something to make with the leftover creme fraiche from Christmas dinner. … Continue reading

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Chili; canned green beans – 7 November 2011

D was cold at work today and came home wanting a hearty, warm dinner. He decided to make chili. He cooked the remaining more-than-half of a yellow onion from the fridge and some large garlic chunks in olive oil, then … Continue reading

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Omelette with ratatoille topping – 13 October 2011

D planned this use for the leftover ratatoille from two nights ago. He made some new no-knead bread today, with 1/6 whole wheat flour, 1/6 Central Milling Company flour that has barley flour in it, and the rest King Arthur … Continue reading

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Leek and fava soup to die for; excellent BLTs ā€“ 10 October 2011

Wow, this was the best dinner we’ve had in ages, and it was “just” soup and a sandwich. I got home and found D there already, carrying a bottle of wine up from the cellar. There was a fabulous-smelling leek … Continue reading

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