Tag Archives: Pesto

Herb-crusted cauliflower with green beans and small tomatoes – 18 May 2019

This is a complicated recipe till you plot it out – then it’s not hard to follow. The problem is that there are several threads, which split and/or join one another. A flow chart comes in handy. Here’s where I … Continue reading

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Pesto with the last of the basil; fruit salad – 15 November 2017

Home again, and eating up what needs to be eaten. First, it’s past the time our basil should have been killed by the weather, so we decided to pull all the plants (one bin, a mature set of stems sold … Continue reading

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Good pizza with mushrooms and green pepper; green beans – 27 December 2016

Still cooking for brother B at Mom’s, to give him a cooking break in his caring for Mom. So. I redeemed myself on the pizza front. Very unusual pizza for me (sorta “Americano”) but worked fine. D looked up the … Continue reading

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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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Spaghetti with pesto and toasted pine nuts; broccoli – 12 June 2015

We succeeded in removing and eating one long-term resident of the freezer for lunch, and got ambitious and tested out two others. We have pest0 in the freezer from Sept or Aug 2013, but we also found one vat from … Continue reading

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Open faced sandwiches with random stuff; Brussels sprouts – 9 December 2014

Yesterday, thinking D&R had eaten up almost all the bread for lunch, I bought an Acme ciabatta, but then I cut it in half and froze it when we didn’t need it for dinner. I took out half this afternoon, … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with leftover sauce; bruschetta with fresh mozzarella and pesto – 16 November 2014

We realized today that we had a lot of bits and pieces in the fridge that wanted eating. We came up with the idea of using the leftover 1/2 ball of Gustosella mozzarella di bufala on bruschettae, along with the … Continue reading

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Pesto with extra toasted pine nuts and grated parmaggiano; button squash with onions – 4 November 2014

D got home early – quarter to 7 – but still wanted to make something really quick. The bargain-bag tomatoes that he bought the other day have had their skins loosened by spending a minute or two in boiling water, … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with pesto; gift brie; tomato – 17 July 2014

Writing this up on the 26th, but I remember some of the story. We were just at the end of recovering from our illnesses (so we thought) at this point. I went to the Thursday farmers’ market for peaches, and … Continue reading

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Grilled chicken thighs with oregano pesto; black rice; salad – 17 March 2014

D was weeding yesterday and accidentally pulled up a huge pile of Greek oregano. R said he should look for our pesto book, which D did not remember having (it had belonged to his late aunt, E).  I found the … Continue reading

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Panini; cannellini bean salad; baby bok choi – 18 June 2013

I’m writing this on 4 July based on photos. I wanted to use up the cannellini bean salad from the 15th, and made a panino (then split in two for D and me) to have with it. Looks like this … Continue reading

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Panini with red pepper puree, pesto, and Fontina Valle d’Aosta; baby artichokes – 10 May 2013

Addpix I had other plans for dinner, but I didn’t get home till after 7, so I decided to go for a quick dinner using a Semifreddi Bakery roll I bought and froze last week. It was a “wheat” roll, … Continue reading

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Pizza from the freezer; broccoli – 21 February 2012

We are out of bread again, so I decided to make a pizza with one of my two frozen doughs. I didn’t have much time, so I decided just to take out a vat of Wells sauce (Patricia Wells’ tomato … 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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8 September 2010 – Pesto and bruschetta after the neighborhood meeting

We had a meeting of our neighborhood association – which, as co-chair, I led – to finalize a statement to the City Council and the Planning Commission about their plans to put 75-foot buildings encroaching on our neighborhood. Remarkably, though … 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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15 March 2010 – Pasta with random leftover toppings

Writing on the 26th, sry. Awhile ago, D mixed together a tomato pasta sauce from the fridge, a bit of leftover olive tapenade, and some leftover pesto (though not all of it), which made quite a tasty sauce. I used … Continue reading

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15 February 2010 – Spaghetti with pesto, teeny bread, veggies

When I made the pizza with Wells sauce and pesto on I think Friday, I noted that there was only one remaining pesto cube in the freezer.   =Danger, Will Robinson=   Then when I went to the Bowl on … 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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6 January 2010 – Pasta with Wells Sauce and Pesto

Went to the freezer tonight. This is pretty ridiculous, since I was actually home all day. I planned on making bean stroganoff, from Diet from a Small Planet, but the soybeans were a bit strange and I am going to … Continue reading

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