Tag Archives: Pasta

Spaghetti with fava beans and prosciutto; zucchini with onions – 7 July 2019

We decided Friday not to plan Sunday dinner but to punt it; then I went to the Bowl and found, among other things, very nice-looking fava beans, and bought them assuming they’d come in handy at some point. We had … Continue reading

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Spaghetti alla puttanesca – 30 April 2019

D had in mind to make a Pasta all’Amatriciana, which he read about in the special (come-on?) edition of the new Milk Street magazine from Christopher Kimball. But we don’t have the meat for it, and we did have an … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with filet beans and tapenade – 8 April 2019

We are celebrating the return of Gaeta olives to Berkeley Bowl with tapenade recipes. D originally found this in the Chez Panisse book Pasta, Pizza, and Calzone, and he makes it a lot. The tapenade is Gaeta olives, anchovies, garlic, … Continue reading

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Spaghetti alla puttanesca – 29 March 2019

Knowing we were going to the Monet exhibit, and would be away most of the day and tired by dinnertime, D suggested Puttanesca for dinner. It’s relatively easy though this one had complications we were not expecting. Berkeley Bowl got … Continue reading

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Leftover “Paul’s Lasagna”; Romano beans – 11 March 2019

When we had lasagna on the 8th, I tucked away the remaining part in the Corning Ware baking dish and re-covered it with (most of) the foil I used to cover it while baking. I just popped this into the … Continue reading

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“Paul’s Lasagna”; salad – 8 March 2019

I have to add the recipe card to this! I had only 3/4 or so of the required cottage cheese (well, I guess it wasn’t actually required, then, was it?) and 3.5 instead of 5 strips of bacon (Niman Ranch … Continue reading

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Pacchieri with hen of the woods and eryngii mushrooms in sage cream sauce; salad – 6 March 2019

[Filling in on the 26th] I had some brand new (ergo, never frozen) Boudin Blanc sausages from Christopher Lee, and wanted to make this pasta before I had to freeze them. I finally weighed stuff and recorded what I actually … Continue reading

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Fettucine with grilled radicchio and endive, toasted walnuts, and gorgonzola dolce – 5 February 2019

D had said we had Roquefort to use up, and I didn’t check on that, but planned this dinner for the purpose. When I went to get it out of the fridge (at 6:15) it was not Roquefort at all, … Continue reading

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Salmon and Scallops Provencale at Ned’s – 26 January 2019

B&L suggested dinner at Ned’s, and I found a really good meal there that was pretty light and veggie-rich, though still rather on the large side. The fact that I ordered an extra order of breadlets didn’t help. They were … Continue reading

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A most excellent random soup; leftover Pintxos salad – 3 December 2018

Another freezer mystery turns out to be really great! I found one of the small square glass snap-seals in the freezer with something that looked a bit like tomato sauce in it, a cup or less, most likely, and moved … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with shell beans and bread crumbs; tomato-basil bruschetta – 3 October 2018

This worked out well. We had planned for D to use the cooked shell beans (the ones in narrow, whitish/cream skins) for a pasta. Then I remembered I’d actually be home just before dinner, as I was attending the Hitchcock … Continue reading

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Spaghetti in oyster mushroom cream sauce – again; pear salad – 23 September 2018

When we had this on the 21st, D used the “stems” of the very delicate, white oyster mushrooms, and they turned out to be rather tough, such that they interrupted the experience of the pasta. He decided to buy more … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with oyster mushrooms in cream sauce; salad with tomatoes – 21 September 2018

When D asked for mushrooms the other day, and I texted him a list of promising ones at the Bowl, he said Oyster or eryngii. I bought a lot of oysters b/c they looked really wonderful. Very clean and fresh … Continue reading

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Spaghetti alla Puttanesca; bruschette with tomatoes and basil, cranberry beans – 23 August 2018

We had decided to make bruschetta with the last of the cranberry beans, and moved a pizza back by a day since there was that nice Acme Italian that we kept out for lunch. Decided to add in bruschetta with … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with cranberry beans and turnip greens; stuffed figs – 22 August 2018

D wanted to use some of the rest of the cooked cranberry beans in a pasta. On Tuesday, (yesterday) he had thought to look for something else to add to the dish that inspired him, but he got to looking … Continue reading

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Maltagliati with chives and bacon; salad – 24 July 2018

For the two of us for dinner, we need something like 2/3 of a recipe of Paul Bertolli’s pasta dough – which is irreducible b/c it has one egg – so I dry the remainder in some useful form. When … Continue reading

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Fresh pappardelle with sausage and chicory; zucchini – 22 July 2018

D invented this, after a dish I cook with some low frequency, radicchio with bacon/pancetta, the original from Saveur. It mostly worked really well; the only exception is that we misguessed how to cook the chicory, and it was too … Continue reading

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Fettucine with fresh tomato sauce and chevre; avocado and olive salad – 21 July 2018

What a great Saturday – relaxing, though full, b/c we did everything in a relaxed way. Started with a bike trip to Cheese Board for Parmaggiano Reggiano and a City Bread loaf, then to Missing Link for a new pump, … Continue reading

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Pappardelle with radicchio and bacon; four-lettuce salad – 9 July 2018

We had a little bit of radicchio to use up – about 2.3 oz, as it turns out, in good shape, all usable but the core – so I decided this pasta would be a good use for it. Amazing … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and pecorino; super-vegetabley salad – 9 June 2018

We can’t remember what was the third (F,S,S) dinner we thought up to have over this weekend (till it is safe to return to the Bowl on Monday). But this was one of them – scheduled for Friday until D … Continue reading

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Fettucine with mushrooms and pea pods – 7 June 2018

I think I’ve got this recipe for two down, finally. Probably… For two people, one of whom (that would be D) likes large pasta servings (2 oz dried = 1 serving), I use 5 oz dry fettucine. These measurements should … Continue reading

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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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Spaghetti with cannellini, onions, sundried tomatoes and parsley – 2 April 2018

Oh Argh. Writing this [finally (and ironically) in the time I have to spare b/c the internet is down and we don’t have extra minutes to spare on the cell phone data plan] on the 16th, and I remember this … Continue reading

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