Tag Archives: Toscana

Pizza Margherita; Brussels sprouts – 12 December 2017

OMG Doug Jones won! Whoopeee!! Plus, we had a pizza Margherita, always a good thing, not least b/c it’s so easy (once you’ve got frozen cubes of sauce and frozen pizza dough). I defrosted 5 cubes of Margherita sauce, and … Continue reading

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Roasted cabbage with Italian sausage – 7 October 2017

So. We had cabbage – the most bizarre, pointy-headed cabbage, which is why I couldn’t resist it when I saw at Dirty Girl Produce – and also Christopher Lee’s Italian sausages, and I ran across this recipe, in a Bon … Continue reading

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Fettucine with tomato/chevre sauce – 17 August 2017

To use up more of the Laura Chenel chevre loaf I bought for a chard pizza awhile back, I decided to make this recipe, using fresh tomatoes (also wanting using) and sage from the back yard. I cooked up a … Continue reading

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Pizza with eggplant and roasted red pepper – 4 June 2017

I planned to make this pizza using the rest of the grilled eggplant slices from the eggplant “sandwich” night on the 2nd. I also grilled up a mediumish red pepper at the same time, and left it in a closed … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with reinvigorated sauce – 6 April 2017

Home again, and D cooked up a spaghetti sauce he made yesterday, adding a can of diced tomatoes, some oregano leaves from the garden, some red wine from one of the not-good-enough-to-drink bottles we have standing around, two largish brown … Continue reading

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Post-election celebration (local, anyway) dinner at Paisan – 5 December 2016

I came home earlyish from the ASCB meeting so we could go to this celebration dinner for our new mayor and progressive city council members. Exciting! Dinner was very good, though the penne with Bolognese got too cold while we … 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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Leftover Common Grill black bean soup – 19 January 2016

We had leftover soup and leftover lentil salad ingredients. Asked to choose, D decided he felt like soup, so we had this. We just reheated the soup and topped with sour cream and La Cascada fresh salsa (mild version).Also had … Continue reading

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Contributed dinner with best friends – 12 September 2014

Our friends M&N and their daughter S and SIL M were in town, or nearby, anyway – about an hour away – and invited D, R, and me, and also their/our friends H&K, to a shared dinner, with each making … Continue reading

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Caprese salad; cranberry beans – 2 September 2014

I still had one ball of mozzarella di bufala (Gustosella) in the fridge (in its great new packaging) from over a week ago, and wealso has some basil in a glass on the island waiting to be used. That, and … Continue reading

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Polenta with greens and red peppers; salad with avocados and olives – 21 December 2013

This is a fantastic recipe (one of many) from Georgeanne Brennan’s Potager. It makes great leftovers, too (see tomorrow’s lunch!) You make polenta (salted water:polenta = 6:1), stirring frequently over about 40 minutes. You are supposed to add grated white … 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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Foccacia with robiola and pate; salad with avocado and olives – 21 April 2013

Addpix I bought Robiola for this dinner a couple of weeks ago, and never found a time to make the foccacia. Finally, we decided on Friday to plan it for tonight. The recipe is from Recipes From Paradise, which is … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato/basil sauce; asparagus with feta – 14 April 2013

Addpix tHE nIGHT OF THE tURBO tAX cRASH – and clearly I had the caps lock on, but it does represent the evening effectively, so I’m leaving it. While I waited on hold for the TT help people for an … Continue reading

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Fettucine with Sorrento sauce; salad – 2 April 2013

Addpix I moved a one-dinner vat of Sorrento sauce (a tomato sauce made with butter) from freezer to fridge last night, knowing I was cooking today and might have little time. I have frozen the sauce in vats of about … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Calabrian sausage; carrot – 27 February 2013

D is cooking this week while I’m in overload mode. Tonight I arrived home to find him cooking a pasta topping consisting of one Calabrian sausage from Christopher Lee, broken up, a bit of chopped red onion, and parsley, all … Continue reading

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Cacio e pepe; baby bok choi; carrot; olives – 5 February 2013

D cooked a simple but scrumptious pasta tonight, from Trattoria by Patricia Wells – except it’s a very old recipe that she is just presenting in one form. You cook spaghetti, then toss it in a well-preheated bowl with grated … Continue reading

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“Ligurian pork chops,” Thai jasmine rice, Brussels sprouts – 2 February 2013

Tonight we decided would be a “Christmas” – I guess this must be “Christmas in January” – wherein D presents me with a special bottle of wine (which I must share ;)) and we have a really nice meal to … Continue reading

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