Tag Archives: Zucchini

“Three Sisters” grilled vegetable salad with cranberry beans, from Mitsitam – 1 July 2017

D suddenly got out a couple of cookbooks the other day b/c he wanted to explore some new recipes. One was the Mitsitam Cafe Cookbook from the National Museum of the American Indian. This is the first new recipe he’s … Continue reading

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Leftover chicken with leftover leftover rice; zucchini – 25 June 2017

Using up leftovers – D took the second (of three) leftover pieces of grilled chicken thigh and cut it up, and added to the already-leftover-once rice with onions and herbs (parsley I think). He started by cooking some chopped red … Continue reading

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Gmish of calabrian sausage, tomatoes, eggplant, and summer squash over rice – 19 June 2017

D wanted to use some of the mound of veggies we got at the farmers’ market Saturday, and suggested we use the last of the Calabrian sausages in the freezer. The previous one was seriously freezer burned 😦 so I … Continue reading

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Ravioli with ricotta and spinach in sage butter sauce; zucchini – 5 June 2017

We bought ricotta for an experimental ravioli recipe in May, and had a pile of it left, as well as sage leaves in the fridge (from the same dinner, I think) and ancient “cut-leaf” spinach in the freezer. I pulled … 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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Paccheri with Christopher Lee’s Boudin Blanc, and Maitake and Eryngii mushrooms; zucchini – 11 December 2016

I decided to try out the Signature Edition version of the McIlroy Chardonnay (2012) from Costco with my Boudin pasta. The recipe for this is here. This time I forgot to buy shallots, but the finely chopped red onion I … Continue reading

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Salmon and zucchini in parchment; rice – 6 July 2016

Still visiting Mom’s: OK, this is the first journal entry I’m actually going to post since the 19th of January. (I have a lot of drafts that I will try to get back to.) I was really excited about this … Continue reading

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Millet and bean salad with tomatoes and basil; zucchini and yellow squash – 27 June 2015

D and a discussed the need to use the rest of the millet from the ratatoille dinner, and also to use basil, so obviously I googled “millet basil.” I got a recipe that we could mimic, though in fact we … Continue reading

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“Pacific Island Skirt Steak”; grilled zucchini; potatoes with parsley and butter – 22 November 2014

I suggested we remove a partial skirt steak from the freezer that I had seen on a previous foray into the lower bin, and use it for dinner tonight. Turned out to be only from this August, probably when our … Continue reading

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Cheese Board pizza; salad with tomatoes and avocado – 27 July 2014

Great dinner, despite being take-out. As D points out, here is quite a good place to do take-out. We had pizza for lunch and dinner today – for dinner, the pizza I had leftover from yesterday’s lunch, when I bought … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato-hamburger sauce; steamed baby zucchini – 25 July 2014

D found a bag of discounted tomatoes at the Bowl, and made a sauce out of them. He sent me this photo while I was at work. Isn’t it beautiful!?! The basic sugo was onions, tomatoes, parsley seeds, oregano, thyme … Continue reading

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Chicken sandwiches; steamed zucchini; pickle; peach – 21 July 2014

D came home feeling sick again, his throat having become sore in the afternoon, so I said I might as well make the (easy!) dinner he had planned, while he took a nap. He had already cut up one of … 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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Tuna patties; zucchini with walnuts and allspice; rice; lettuce and carrots – 25 May 2014

First attempt to find something Mom would be willing to cook (not complicated) and Bro would be happy to eat (no meat, fish ok). I’ve been trying over the phone to talk Mom into making tuna patties for Bro for … Continue reading

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Spring veggies – warm and cold! – 2 May 2014

D cooking, still. Yesterday, R bought a pillow of baby lettuces and offered D some of it, so we will be having major salads for awhile! Tonight’s had asparagus, hard boiled egg, pan-toasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds (extras not used … Continue reading

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Caprese; grilled zucchini with basil; carrot – 6 August 2013

SUMMER! It’s officially summer when Dirty Girl Produce brings their dry-farmed early girls to the farmers’ market 🙂 Today was the first day. I had planned, if the tomatoes were there, to make a tomato tart, but I got home … Continue reading

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Small plates – 15 July 2013

I had a bunch of things to use up, and some other things I was able to get only in small quantity, so this led to small plates making up the meal. On Saturday I went to The Cheese Board and … 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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Broiled pizza Margherita; zucchini – 12 June 2013

I decided to try another broiled pizza Margherita, since I had kept 1/4 cup of Margherita sauce from last time and also had some leftover fresh buffalo mozz, though much less than the broiled pizza recipe called for. I wanted … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Calabrian sausage and zucchini – 11 June 2013

Bowing for once to D’s addiction to pasta, and overcoming my fear of being trapped by bread (i.e. have to have meals to go with bread if you have it, so it won’t go bad), I actually made spaghetti tonight. … Continue reading

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Pizza with zucchini, feta, corn, and cilantro – 5 June 2013

Tonight’s pizza is from The Cheese Board’s wonderful cookbook, though I have altered it a bit. I had cilantro left over, and when running down a list of possible pizzas, this one stood out for that reason. Also b/c we’ve … Continue reading

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Chicken thighs marinated with lemon grass; Thai jasmine rice; baby bok choi – 26 May 2013

Last July our friend M was visiting and grilled us some super good chicken thighs. I asked him how he had marinated them, and this is an approximation of that. I cut up one stalk of lemon grass, after discarding … 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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Porcini and scamorze custard; zucchini with onions – 13 May 2013

Addpix D sweetly cooked this dinner, when it became clear I was not going to be able to get home till almost 8. I had bought a bunch of porcini at Berkeley Bowl on Sunday (yesterday) along with the whipping … Continue reading

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Penne with cheese sauce and nasturtiums; grilled zucchini strips – 12 May 2013

Addpix I bought some excellent Roquefort at The Cheese Board last weekend, and used it, and also the wonderful Fontina Valle d’Aosta, in tonight’s pasta. The Roquefort will reappear in a couple of nights on another pasta or the pizza … Continue reading

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