Tag Archives: Recipe

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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Baked Garden Vegetables – 17 March 2018

Not sure why I got a bee in my bonnet about having this right now, except that it seems to me a nice cold weather comfort food. And of course, it’s delicious! The only problem with this concept is that … Continue reading

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Grilled chicken thighs; endive with milk-soaked croutons; semolina with bay – 11 March 2018

This came about when trying to come up with a main dish to have with braised endive with milk-soaked croutons (from ‘ino). Which got onto the agenda when I foolishly left out two “seeds” from the Acme Pain Epis after … Continue reading

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Savory pancakes with bacon and dandelion greens; haricots – 10 March 2018

I thought of making this to use up the half of a monster bunch of dandelion greens (12 oz total) that I bought for the polenta with greens and peppers last night. I enlisted D to team up b/c so … Continue reading

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Wild rice in a rice mix, cooked with mushrooms and chorizo; piperade – 12 February 2018

D discovered the Spanish chorizo I bought awhile ago for I-don’t-remember-what, and decided to use it. I said “pasta?” and he said “Nooooo” in a “don’t be ridiculous” way – as if somehow this particular kind of sausage would not … Continue reading

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Fettucine with pea pods and mushrooms – 24 January 2018

This is the original-size recipe from Georgeanne Brennan’s Potager, with my quantities. Originals in [ ]s. I scaled it down for 4 oz fettucine (for one) tonight, but it should have been even smaller. Try 5 oz for two when … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with a creamy gorgonzola sauce; kale – 17 January 2018

We have about 1 1/2 cups of heavy (whipping) cream left after apparently overbuying for Es unbirthday dinner on the 14th. R&E took half of about 3 cups and we have the rest. So, what to do with it? Came … Continue reading

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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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