Tag Archives: Sangiovese

Broiled cheese sandwiches and fava beans after the Kermit party – 29 April 2017

Kermit Lynch Wines is 45 years old, and fortunately Mr. Lynch saw fit to celebrate by bringing back the parking lot parties that used to happen 3 times a year (and which were actually Cafe Fanny parties, which explains why … Continue reading

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M’s tomato soup; porcini in savory custard – 2 November 2016

Not sure why D wanted these two special dishes in the same meal, but it ended up working out well. I prepped the porcini, washing them and peeling off substantial amounts of hard bits, and left to dry, and D, … 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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Pizza with prosciutto, fontina, and arugula; avocado-tomato salad with Padron chilis – 14 July 2013

I had prosciutto, arugula, and Fontina Valle d’Aosta to use up, so I googled those three words plus “pizza” and got several possible recipes. I chose the one that also used tomatoes, b/c we have a bunch of fresh and … Continue reading

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Pizza with tomatoes, goat cheese, and herbs – 21 July 2012

We were out of bread again, so I decided to make a pizza to use more of the Costco (Laura Chenel) goat cheese and great Odoriko tomatoes from Miyashita Farms. This is a recipe from The Cheese Board’s excellent recipe … 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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Pasta with cranberry beans and hard sausage; green beans with mushrooms – 30 September 2011

D keeps finding fresh shell beans at the Bowl, and keeps buying them b/c they’re terrific. He bought these cranberry beans before M&N arrived with tons of leftovers, but these kept nicely in the fridge for a few days. When … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with haricots and olive tapenade; tomatoes with shallots, balsamic vinegar, and basil – 16 August 2011

I suggested again to D that he might make this dish, since I had bought another sack of low-priced ($1.39/lb) haricots at the Bowl last week, and we still had some Gaeta olives. So he did. He also used the … Continue reading

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Personal whatever’s-there pizza; sautéed porcini with rosemary – 14 August 2011

There is much too much food around. I decided to make a pizza to use up some of the feta, but later noticed that there were also two small porcini that I had intended to use for lunch, until I … Continue reading

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Pasta with tomato-eggplant sauce; green salad – 29 July 2011

I had two more eggplants and most of that humongous $1 bunch of basil still around, and decided to put them together into a pasta, since we had bread. I went to the Bowl to buy stuff for tomorrow’s dinner … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and pecorino; salad – 2 July 2011

D took over cooking today, and it was great to have his signature pasta again. He cooked brown mushrooms and a portobello (giant crimini) (a cheapo bag from the Bowl), pine nuts, and parsley in olive oil, tossed with cooked … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita with My Own Fresh Mozzarella! – 30 June 2011

Wow, this turned out better than I expected! I made another variant on Pizza Margherita, and it was really quite good. And I made my own mozzarella balls from cheese curd! I used the 1/2 crust unused and frozen from … Continue reading

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Dinner for nine: Braised pork with mushrooms; mashed potatoes; sugar snap peas with mint; Peach and raspberry pie; nectarine sorbet with blueberries – 4 June 2011

This was a remarkable meal, cooked principally by the two under-40s (one under-30) with the over-50s (mostly over-60s) providing cooking support, table setting, and assorted wine-drinking assistance. M&N’s daughter S proposed a braised pork recipe for our planned dinner together, … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce with basil – 11 May 2011

I bought tons of basil at the Derby Street Farmers’ Market yesterday, and washed it all up, which caused some leaves to fall off. D used them up in this pasta, along with some Romas he’d gotten at the Bowl … Continue reading

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D’s signature pasta; salad with favas and garden lettuce – 7 May 2011

I instantly recognized the smell of this delicious pasta cooking. D invented it, and it’s sort of a signature of his. Mushrooms, pine nuts and parsley cooked in olive oil and tossed with spaghetti, topped with shaved pecorino Romano. Great, … Continue reading

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Pasta with fresh tomato-basil sauce; salad of cauliflower and asparagus – 18 April 2011

D went to the Bowl today, and came across a bag of el-cheapo tomatoes (buy these to use today), so he made a pasta using those, with some of the basil left over from Saturday. The rest is just olive … 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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Leftover chicken, rice and veggies, all in a moosh – 13 February 2011

And it was simply GREAT! A sumptuous taste, blending all the flavors from last night into one delicious dish. I actually suggested this to D, who was not interested in cooking so much this evening. But he got into it … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and pecorino – 9 January 2011

D cooked his official pasta, which is a terrific dish. It consists of mushrooms and pinenuts, cooked in oil, with parsley added. This is tossed with spaghetti, and pecorino is shaved over the top with a carrot peeler. Simple and … Continue reading

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