Tag Archives: Zinfandel

Hamburgers and fried potatoes for the Fourth of July – 4 July 2011

We go all-American on the 4th of July. Though today I decided we should make that either “the foods our grandparents brought from the old country” or “foods of people who make up America.” R pointed out that the latter … Continue reading

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Hamburger; tarragon potato salad; zucchini with tomato and onion; pickle – 16 June 2011

A simple and yummy meal – well, simple, but it still took an hour to make! I moved a half-pound of hamburger from freezer to fridge a couple of days ago to defrost, and today mixed it with minced yellow … 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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22 October 2010 – Spaghetti with Gaeta olive tapenade and haricots; salad with wondrous tomatoes

D was cooking for this Friday night dinner. This is one of his staples – a really marvelous pasta he found in one of the earliest Chez Panisse cookbooks – Pasta, Pizza and Calzone. He uses a mortar and pestle … Continue reading

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16 September 2010 – Random leftover items make a yummy dinner.

D noticed that he had forgotten to cook the corn he just bought for lunch, so we had that for dinner. He took out some of the Oaxacan mozzarella-like cheese I used for my chard pizza on Labor Day, and … Continue reading

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20 August 2010 – Spaghetti with tomato sauce; haricots and mushrooms

D made up a tomato sauce using canned tomatoes and canned tomato paste, with 1/2 pound of hamburger, plus a patty of the Toulouse sausages we (home-)made on the 19th of June. The patty was from what was left in … Continue reading

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14 March 2010 – Spaghetti with tomato sauce; chard

D re-ran the tomato sauce for spaghetti that he made a few nights ago. He added some herbs and mushrooms again. He made chard on the side – I think boiled briefly, and served with salt and pepper. The pepper … Continue reading

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15 January 2010 – Pizza with grilled eggplant, red pepper, and feta

Why don’t we mention the mozzarella when we talk about pizza ingredients? It is SO taken for granted. I managed to nibble at the grated mozz sitting on my cutting board, as I waited for D to get home so … Continue reading

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