Monthly Archives: July 2013

Paella Lesson

Based on the success of the vegetable paella the week before, Laura and Molly decided to come over Monday night for a paella lesson.  Recent injuries somewhat hampered their hands-on ability for the evening, but we had a great time … Continue reading

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Cross-Cultural Pasta Night

Tonight I was definitely in the mood for pasta.  It turned out to be slightly cross-cultural.  I used a Japanese eggplant, southern Italian vegetables and pasta, and Greek Mzithra cheese.  It’s essentially a riff on a Calabrian pasta dish with … Continue reading

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Paella 2013!

To celebrate independence this weekend, I made a mostly vegetable paella and was joined by friends Laura and Michael for the meal.  I really enjoy paella, and I often make it in the summer when Barbara is away, because she … Continue reading

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Baked Rice with Currants and Chickpeas

From Claudia Roden’s marvelous cookbook, The Food of Spain, comes a paella-like dish, Baked Rice with Currants and Chickpeas.  I actually made it last week, so it’s out of sequence, but I wanted you to see it before too much more … Continue reading

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Portland feast for the long weekend

Pat and Pete invited me up to Portland for a visit during the long weekend.  Nazli and Larry were visiting, and it was an opportunity to commune with food and wine-loving friends in a most urbane setting, so I couldn’t … Continue reading

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A quick supper — mostly vegan

Last weekend I had time for just a quick supper, Mediterranean-style.  I had stopped at the Pain D’Avignon shop in Hyannis on the way home and bought some bread.  The best of the choices was a stretch olive bread, which … Continue reading

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