Tag Archives: Recipe

Pizza with zucchini, corn, feta, and cilantro. And lime. And red pepper flakes – 9 January 2017

We had cilantro left over from the pinto bean soup, zucchini b/c I bought one (not noticing the half zucchino in the fridge, which today died a sad death resulting in my cleaning out the refrigerator drawer), and feta from … 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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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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Butternut squash soup; salad; P’tit Basque cheese – 16 December 2014

It was raining a ton … ok let’s see, this is worth writing down. I was trying to get on the road while it was still light, but I didn’t get my “homework” all collected till after 4:30. Still dusky, … Continue reading

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Cassarecce with leftover beef, onions, and parsley/anchovy pesto – 12 December 2014

D sorted out what to do with the leftover beef tri-tip roast that he grilled the other night. It was just salted and peppered and grilled. He found his bit had a significant layer of gristle down the center (horizontally) … Continue reading

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Savory pancakes with bacon, dandelion greens, and lemon-parsley butter; green beans – 30 November 2014

I’ve been waiting to make this for weeks. Finally found a time when nothing else was scheduled, when there was no bread, and before the bacon went bad. Amazing. D helped cook this, which made it ge much faster, b/c … Continue reading

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Tagliatelle al ragu di cinghiale; insalata de sedano rapa con maionese al tartufo; carote glassante, chips croccanti e salsa verde – 27 Novembre 2014

Once again, we decided to have for TG nothing we’d ever tried before. We cooked this meal out of three issues of La Cucina Italiana (Italian version, which is very different from the Americanized one). The guys chose the recipes, … Continue reading

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Pizza from Arizmendi – 3 October 2014

D and R had an event from 6 to 9, so I picked up a pizza at Arizmendi, bringing along a reclaimed heavy foil food service container to put my two pieces into. I stayed at the event to look … Continue reading

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Pork chops with herbs; savory apple (un)compote; potatoes with parsley – 16 July 2014

We loved the apple thingy D made last night, and so D decided to try another tonight with pork chops. He used the good parts of two dropped apples, cutting off the bruises incurred by falling. I found out that … Continue reading

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Ham shavings; apples with onions; potatoes – 14 July 2014

D had this in mind, and I was not sure what he was thinking of. It really turned out great. He took out an end of frozen ham and left it for just a half hour or so, and then, … Continue reading

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Swordfish cubes, marinated and grilled, with red pepper aioli; thai jasmine rice; lettuce salad – 4 July 2014

This was intended to be the goodbye meal for D’s Dad P and his friend P, who have been staying with us; but P2 was not feeling well at all, so she just had some nice soup that D made … Continue reading

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Pizza with zucchini, corn, feta, and cilantro – 20 June 2014

I decided to make this pizza to use up the last of the cilantro, which it almost did. D went to the Bowl to buy some stuff, and offered to pick up what was needed for the pizza. He bought … Continue reading

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Pizza with grilled eggplant and red pepper, feta; lettuce salad; Brussels sprouts – 22 March 2014

I really liked this pizza a lot, and D did too! I used 1/3 recipe of crust, about 1/2 a “medium” eggplant, and one smallish (long and thin) red pepper for this recipe. D and I planned to plant some … Continue reading

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Pizza with Fontina, Potatoes, and Tapenade – 2 January 2014

I’m finally typing in my version of this most excellent recipe from epicurious.com. The original was from Bon Appetit, so it had some unfortunate pre-made stuff in it (a tube of tapenade???) so this is actually a better version. Ingredients … Continue reading

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Tomato tarte – 8 August 2013

In honor of my friends J, who asked for the recipe, and R, who wondered about a “tarte,” I’m writing this one out in detail. It’s summer (i.e. Dirty Girl Produce has tomatoes, finally!) so the tomato recipes come out. … Continue reading

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Tagliatelle with favas and pecorino romano; artichokes – 16 July 2013

I decided last night I needed to use up the fava beans I had bought on the weekend, and D suggested I make a pasta with them. I searched previous blogs and found this dinner by D, where he cooked … Continue reading

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Hamburgers for the 4th of July; potato salad; broccolini – 4 July 2013

Well, this is an unusual dinner for us, but it shouldn’t be. I made hamburgers, potato salad, and broccolini for the three of us – R came over – and it was a  perfectly delicious dinner. I defrosted an 8 … Continue reading

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Papardelle with radicchio and pancetta; zucchini – 3 July 2013

I’ve made this pasta a few times now – great, and easy (for sufficiently foodie versions of “easy” 🙂 ) Here’s my recipe including time points: -100 mins or so: make pasta dough. Mix 1 cup flour with 1 egg … Continue reading

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Marinated beef kebabs with red pepper and onion; couscous with raisins; baby bok choi – 1 June 2013

I decided on this dish to have with a wine gift I had received. This is from Weber’s Big Book of Grilling (the red one), and is officially called Lemon-Herb Beef Kabobs with Couscous Salad. For 1 1/2 lb sirloin … Continue reading

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Hamburgers; potato salad with tarragon; broccoli – 27 May 2013

Last time we had Round Buns from Acme Bakery, D said he wanted to have hamburgers on them. Today being an all-American holiday, it seemed to be the day for hamburgers and potato salad. I defrosted two of the round … Continue reading

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Swordfish; avocado/orange salad; rice; baby bok choi – 25 May 2013

I’ve been wanting to make this recipe again, and finally found a good time to do it. It was less good than previously, probably b/c the orange and the avocados I used were a bit odd. It was still very … Continue reading

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Pizza with prosciutto, mozzarella di bufala, arugula, and olives; Brussels sprouts – 24 May 2013

Finishing off all that extra prosciutto di Parma… I found this recipe in one of the cookbooks from ‘Ino, a wonderful little restaurant in the West Village where we ate several times during our 2011 trip to New York. OMG … Continue reading

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Eggplant sandwiches where the eggplant is the “bread”; leftover rice with additions – 18 May 2013

Addpix Yesterday I thought of making a pizza tonight, since we would be out of bread, but for some reason I thought of this recipe that I haven’t made in awhile, which also doesn’t demand bread as an accompaniment. This … Continue reading

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Chicken with tarragon/raspberry vinegar and onions; rice; zucchini – 15 May 2013

Addpix I didn’t think this would take as long as it did, but like most cooking, there is just a lot of stuff that needs doing. This morning I defrosted a packet of Costco chicken breasts (we need to wean … Continue reading

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Fettucine with grilled radicchio and endive, toasted walnuts, and Roquefort – 14 May 2013

This is my 2-person version of an outstanding recipe from Weber’s Art of the Grill. Pre-prep: Wash and trim one small head of radicchio and one fat or two small endives. Cut in half; save half of the radicchio for … Continue reading

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