Tag Archives: Pear

Pizza with potatoes, roasted red pepper, and tapenade – 21 December 2017

A great fall/winter pizza – and a favorite. D really liked/s it and agreed with me that we liked it better than the Cheese Board pizza we had for lunch (got while picking up Fontina Valle d’Aosta for this pizza) … Continue reading

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Penne with nasturtiums in a cheese/cream sauce; baby bok choi – 20 June 2017

This is a favorite recipe that we have at least once a year, while the volunteer nasturtiums are overrunning the yard. We’re a bit late this year, in fact, as they are already fading with the lack of rain (normal, … Continue reading

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Cheese? and Pear salad before an early flight – 21 December 2014

There was no imagining that I could cook the night before a 6am plane flight (and 4am departure, and 3am alarm), so D of course too over. I asked if we could have one of the two pears R gave … Continue reading

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Truffled egg toast with asparagus; cranberry beans; persimmon and walnut salad – 15 November 2014

Having some asparagus that wants eating (in fact, some stalks are sprouting from the tips – but I promise the picture below was taken two days later) and my having discovered in the freezer some Pain de Mie we froze … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and pecorino – 14 September 2014

D cooking – we hadn’t planned anything, but D noted that we had parsley in the yard, and mushrooms (and of course, always pine nuts) in the fridge, plus a couple of tiny slices of a Long Italian loaf from … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with cranberry beans, arugula, and pecorino romano; romano beans – 26 July 2013

D bought some cranberry shell beans at the Bowl on I think Wednesday. Yesterday I got home and found the shelled and in the fridge; today, I got home and found them in a pan, cooked to perfection. He boiled … Continue reading

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Leftover chicken breast with mayo-dijon-lemon sauce; Thai jasmine rice; sugar snap peas with mint – 26 December 2011

D looked through the fridge this morning and found pork from yesterday and chicken from late last week. We decided to use up the chicken tonight and the pork for lunch tomorrow. I reheated the single chicken-breast-slice (I had cut … Continue reading

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Vegetable tart; pear salad – 24 December 2011

This was a delicious tart, especially the crust, which was exceptional. The filling was incredibly time-consuming, but a different filling would work and be less demanding. The recipe is from Cook’s Illustrated, Jan/Feb 2012. The filling is mainly leeks, sauteed … Continue reading

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Split pea soup with smoked ham; pear salad; Petit Basque – 19 December 2011

This is an incredibly easy soup, and incredibly delicious, especially for a chilling evening in December. I think it is better when there is more meat on the soup bones, but this one was still quite tasty. I started the … Continue reading

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Pesto; P’tit Basque; pear salad with pecans – 16 December 2011

I got home late after getting all my work done before the campus furlough period. No idea what to cook, so I looked in the freezer to see if there was anything we’d previously frozen that would work for dinner. … Continue reading

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Airplane dinner, but not airplane food – 17 November 2011

D put together a wonderful dinner for our flight. We had an Acme Long Italian loaf last night, and the remainder was left for this dinner. D bought more of that cheese that has espresso pressed into the surface – … Continue reading

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Pasta with leftover lamb and olives; pear and pecan salad – 3 April 2011

I didn’t write this up immediately, but I’ve psyched out a bunch of it from the photos and the context. D had not eaten all six of his lamb chunks the previous night – I think he kept two of … Continue reading

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Omelette with chives, and a Grocery Outlet wine tasting – 21 March 2011

D was late anyway, and called to say he was going to Grocery Outlet to pick up an Eric Stauffenegger wine that R had found there yesterday. It was a white Burgundy, so D thought he’d make an omelette to … Continue reading

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Leftover spaghetti with leftover tomato-mushroom sauce – 20 March 2011

It suddenly turned out to be almost 8pm, endangering D’s vow to get to bed at a reasonable hour. He decided just to heat up some leftover pastas (cappellini and linguine – both!) by tossing them briefly into boiling water … Continue reading

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Personal pizza with radicchio, mozzarella di bufalo, onion, soppresatta, and pecorino – 21 February 2011

OK, here’s the next try – and it was better. After last night’s attempt I decided 1) not to blanch the radicchio – perhaps La Ciccia’s radicchio is slightly crunchy b/c it cooks just right in the oven?? – 2) … Continue reading

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Pasta with… chicken and mushrooms… and potatoes! – 14 February 2011

D was using up the marble-sized mixed potatoes he boiled up awhile ago, plus some of the roast chicken. He cooked these with some mushrooms and served them over spaghetti. It was fun 🙂 He decided after the fact that … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with canned tomatoes and fresh basil; pear salad with pickled onions – 4 February 2011

D got home late again, and put together another great, quick meal. The pasta is from a Ten Speed Press book we’ve had forever called something like “100 Best Pasta Recipes.” Heat olive oil, add canned tomatoes and break up, … Continue reading

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20 October 2010 – Bread, Brie, and veggies for Movie Night

I asked D if he wanted to watch a PBS film I was checking out for a possible class showing, and he thought it would be interesting, so we planned for it. (The Journey of Man – not enough science, … Continue reading

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11 February 2010 – Cheese and foccacia and pear before the Symphony

I planned this one in advance, in the sense that every time I thought of taking the last of this nice cheese (whose name I didn’t get, but will, from Cheese Board) for lunch, I thought it would be better … Continue reading

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