Tag Archives: Olives

Extra fresh pasta from last night with enhanced tomato sauce; roasted asparagus with feta – 2 November 2017

How the heck did it get to be November already? Anyway, as with a couple of previous instances, I used 2/3 of the fresh pasta dough last night for ravioli, and cut the rest into fettucine, which I let dry … Continue reading

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Salade Nicoise – 9 October 2017

[This has no meat, but it does have fish. – meatless but not veggie.] We decided to have another Nicoise, using up some things that wanted eating. D’s suggestion, and then we just kept going “oh, and we have X.” … Continue reading

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Cold “poblano quiche”; marinated red peppers – 2 Sept 2017

Well, this experiment didn’t work, but it was worth a try I guess. Not awful, just not inviting. Last night I cooked an extra poblano quiche for tonight, wanting to see how it would be when cold. Answer: dense, not … Continue reading

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Nicoise of small round things; Romano beans 18 August 2017

D wanted to use up the radishes and Tokyo turnips, as well as the last three itty quail eggs,  by making another Nicoise salad “with whatever we have around,” rather than shopping for stuff. The other half of the tuna … Continue reading

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Trying out E’s jarred family pasta sauce – 7 August 2017

  E tried out making a large batch of her family’s favorite spaghetti sauce – I think it contains both ground beef and ground pork, along with some sweet-flavored spices – and gave us a quart jar of it. I … Continue reading

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Broccoli rabe pizza at Pizza Moda – 1 June 2017

But it sure doesn’t feel like June… that’s ok – we had pizza so all is well. So, D said let’s go to Pizza Moda for No Corkage Night and have the last of the Pinots in our series. When … Continue reading

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Lamb Merlot; semolina with bay; asparagus with aioli – 8 May 2017

We had this odd non-cut of a lamb leg in the freezer, left over from some previous lamb dinner (with R&E) when the requested cut was made in the wrong place. Instead of getting a shortened bone-in leg of lamb … Continue reading

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Dinner at Mint Leaf – 6 May 2017

We were pretty late getting back from our afternoon walk (which is usually a morning walk), in part due to being delayed in starting by trying to get E’s photos ready for her. On the way home, D pointed out … Continue reading

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Patricia Wells’ chevre with tomato sauce, olives, and herbs; kale from the garden – 1 May 2017

We considered going out to someplace low-key b/c it was our anniversary (and Riva Cucina is not open on Mondays) but finally elected just to have a good (as usual) dinner at home. Working on using up the Costco, 21 … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, and parsley – 23 April 2017

We puzzled over what to have when – forgetting I’d bought a poblano to use up the cream in a “poblano quiche” – and settled on D’s signature pasta, since we had both mushrooms and parsley wanting using. Mushrooms sauteed … Continue reading

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Pizza with prosciutto, arugula, olives, and mozzarella di bufala – 21 April 2017

I thought of cooking this pizza after looking up “arugula” in this blog. I used the previous post here to construct the pizza. I used two balls of mozz. The pizza ended up very wet (I actually poured off some … Continue reading

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Eating up the ends of cheeses; marinated olives; bean salad – 20 April 2017

D suggested we could just put out all our cheese ends and eat them up, so we did that. Mostly. E was going to the Bowl, so D asked her to buy a baguette, and I added in a request … Continue reading

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Pizza with roasted red pepper, potatoes, and tapenade – 17 December 2015

Picked a favorite for my b/day (trad.) b/c there was not to be any other celebration – that happens some random time in the summer when life is less busy. So I decided to make one of my favorite pizzas … Continue reading

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Pizza with figs, gorgonzola, and arugula – 19 June 2015

I tried a pizza tonight based on one we’d loved at Pizza Moda. This was not as sumptuous, but one must recognize that restaurants make sumptuous dishes in part b/c they don’t have to worry about your health 😉 So … Continue reading

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Pizza with prosciutto, arugula and olives, with mozzarella di bufala – 23 January 2015

This is a pizza from a book from the late NY restaurant ‘ino, which we loved. Never had the pizza there, though. I made this at least once before. Here is tonight’s version, with suggestions for improvement. I used 1/3 … Continue reading

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Leftover scallion soup and cold veggies before the symphony – 15 January 2015

I’m writing this 20150615 based on photos, but the surrounding pictures tell me exactly what dinner was. We went to the symphony, and in our usual manner, all had dinner together before departing. D prepared it, just leftover scallion soup, … Continue reading

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Bread, cheese, and fresh vegetables – 9 September 2014

D had some idea about dinner with last night’s cheese on the side, but he revised that to be simpler: the cheese, slices of the Acme Pain au Levain, and fresh veggies. Great dinner! For veggies he quartered about 6 … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with cranberry beans, garlic, and breadcrumbs; garlic bread – 7 September 2014

D wanted to use up the delicious fresh cranberry beans he cooked this week, and was inspired by a cookbook I bought on Saturday, One Good Dish, by David Tanis. He has a whole section on using up old bread! … Continue reading

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Merry unbirthday to me – Chez Panisse calzone; carrots Provencal; culled apple salted caramel cheesecake pie – 20 July 2014

This turned out to be a pretty decent day to have moved my birthday to this year. I wanted to cook something we don’t have very often, but shied away from things that are so terribly complicated that we don’t … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato basil sauce; triple-cream blue cheese – 11 July 2014

D and I are still sick, so he wanted to take cooking easy. He proposed we have the simplest of pasta, essentially olive oil, a small can of tomatoes, heat hot and rapidly, add basil leaves. D decided to add … Continue reading

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Dinner on the trail – 3 May 2014

D chose a walk in the park to celebrate his (belated) birthday, and we brought dinner with us. He put most of it together. R came too. Let’s see… writing this the 28th, unfortunately, but I know we brought Bonne … Continue reading

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Leek and olive tart; asparagus with aioli – 24 March 2014

On spring break, so I’m doing the cooking for this week. I made a dish from the second Greens cookbook, which I’ve made before and we’ve really loved. Basically, a yeasted, unkneaded crust of flour, water, softened butter, lemon zest, … Continue reading

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Chevre, tomato sauce and olives; sugar snap peas – 7 December 2013

I decided on this dinner b/c D was going to be arriving late at the airport and I needed something I could cook quickly after picking him up, and also b/c we had a lot of goat cheese that wanted … Continue reading

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Soup with potatoes, mushrooms, cranberry beans, and parsley; cheese and veggies – 18 Sept 2013

D thought he was going to make his signature pasta with mushrooms, pine nuts, and parsley, but he changed his mind and used some beef broth and some other (?) broth he found in the fridge to make a soup. … Continue reading

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Pizza with Margherita sauce and pesto; salad with avocado and olives; The Wine That Got Away – 15 September 2013

I’m going to be cooking Saturdays and Sundays for a bit. Intentionally let the bread run out on sandwiches at lunch using the beef from last night, spreading on the parsley sauce, a thin layer of Dijon mustard, and a … Continue reading

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