Tag Archives: Patricia Wells

Pizza Margherita; green beans – 14 June 2015

I made an new batch of Margherita sauce, and thought I would just get a pizza dough out of the freezer this time, to make it easy. Only problem: no pizza dough in the freezer. It was already about 5:30, … Continue reading

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Collard greens “Miniera” with Spanish chorizo; semolina with bay – 25 January 2015

There is no contemporary draft for this dinner (or lunch) but it’s really clear from (a larger version of) the photo what we had. [Writing this 20150618.] Collard greens, stemmed, then tightly rolled up and cut crosswise into a 1/4″ … Continue reading

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Avgolemmono – 3 January 2015

D was very busy, and had no ideas for dinner. I suggested two ways to use the mushrooms that wanted eating – either he could make this soup (from a recipe [see below] in Patricia Wells’ At Home in Provence) … 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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Chevre with tomato sauce, herbs, and olives; broccoli – 18 November 2013

I knew I would be late getting home, so I planned this meal. It also was based on the fact that I opened a 1-lb vat of Laura Chenel chevre from Costco for my pizza Saturday. This is a recipe … Continue reading

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Chevre with tomato sauce and olives; kale – 12 February 2013

Happy Darwin’s Birthday! I finally made the dish I had intended to make on Friday, when I stopped at Arizmendi for a baguette and ended up buying a terrific pizza. This is a recipe from Patricia Wells At Home in … Continue reading

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Tagine of spicy kefta with lemon; salad of baby lettuces – 7 June 2012

I had this sudden realization of what I could do with the remaining cilantro, left over from the zucchini and feta pizza. I made this tagine once before, and we all loved it. It’s from “Tagine – Spicy stews from … Continue reading

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Chevre with Wells sauce, olives and herbs; yard chard – 4 March 2012

Working on finishing an opened, large log of Laura Chenel Chevre, D and I decided that making this neat recipe from Patricia Wells at Home in Provence would be a great idea. We used a 102oz (!) can of whole … Continue reading

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Chevre with tomato sauce and herbs; napa cabbage – 19 March 2011

Continuing with the theme of “B cannot bite into things using incisors,” I have made an old favorite Patricia Wells dish, which, not incidentally, uses up the Laura Chenel goat cheese log while it is still good. I asked D … Continue reading

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Patricia Wells’ chevre with tomato sauce, olives, and herbs; baby bok choi – 4 March 2011

OK, this is what we had planned for last night! We had some goat cheese we got from Costco – Laura Chenel – the original California one – and I had a bit of Margherita sauce I thought I could … Continue reading

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Spaghetti al Cacio e Pepe (with Pecorino and Pepper); salad with avocado; sugar snap peas – 15 January 2011

D came up with this out of nowhere. Or actually, out of Patricia Wells’ “Trattoria” and a fridge and pantry with good staples in them. Tough meal 😉 Cook the spaghetti, and warm a mixing bowl and all the serving … Continue reading

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8 December 2010 – Patricia Wells’ chevre with tomato sauce and olives; ultra-thin asparagus from Mexico

I was planning on making spaghetti sauce, for lack of any other ideas, but realized I needed to use up the Laura Chenel Chevre. This is a recipe from Patricia Wells’ book At Home in Provence, one of our greatest … Continue reading

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16 August 2010 – Goat cheese with tomato sauce and olives; pea pods

I was looking for something to honor fresh bread, that would also be quick to prepare. I had opened an 11-oz package of Laura Chenel goat cheese (impossibly cheap at Costco) and that needed to be used up before it … Continue reading

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11 May 2010 – Insta-pizza with Wells sauce and pesto

We were running out of bread, and it was getting rather dry anyway, so this potential pasta sauce turned into an insta-pizza instead. The “insta-pizza” uses a quick-crust recipe, half whole wheat, from Patricia Wells’ 2008-ish cookbook “Vegetables at the … Continue reading

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18 February 2010 – Goat cheese with tomato sauce and olives; salad

This is a repeat of 24 January except that I used Gaeta olives. I also I forgot to interlay half the herbs below the sauce and ended up putting them all on top. Also, too lazy to make a veggie … Continue reading

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3 February 2010 – Grilled chicken thighs and lemon-herb risotto

All hail, comfort food! Especially the Italian version 🙂  D made risotto tonight, a big favorite. This was a recipe from Patricia Wells’ Trattoria, another of her excellent cookbooks. D also dug up a packet of Costco chicken thighs from … Continue reading

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25 Jaunary 2010 – pasta with Wells sauce and pesto, avocado salad

Well, I was thinking about doing this pasta, but there was no decision to be made, by the time I got home after losing (sorta) my keys outside Trader Joe’s. Found them, but by then I was pretty late and … Continue reading

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24 January 2010 – Goat cheese with olives and tomato sauce; avocado salad; zucchini with dill

This is a favorite recipe from Patricia Wells. She thinks of it as an appetizer, as I recall, but for us it’s a main dish. A bit under 2 oz of chevre is chunked into the bottom of what amounts … Continue reading

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