Monthly Archives: December 2016

Baked Mixed Vegetables a la Marcella (Misto di Verdure al Forno)

As many of you know from my blog, I have been an ardent fan of Marcella Hazan’s cooking for many years.  Tonight, however, my admiration reached new heights, with a relatively simple dish of baked vegetables.  Only Marcella could coax … Continue reading

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For Want of Some Hellman’s….

You know the old adage about “for want of a nail, etc.”  Today’s post is all about the unintended consequences (mostly good ones) of the fact that Barbara ran out of mayonnaise in the house.  She wanted to make a … Continue reading

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Friday Was Bread Day

With classes over for the week, I was able to do errands and house stuff on Thursday and begin to bake bread on Friday.  I’ve been missing my whole grain breads and had used the last one in the freezer … Continue reading

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Perfect Pairing

It was nearly four years ago when I created a dish with baked eggplant, zucchini, tomato and rice.  Tonight I decided to make it again, and to try two different wines with it.  The dish itself came out beautifully: My … Continue reading

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Recent Food Highlights

This is truffle season.  We have a restaurant about 20 minutes away that gets white truffles from Alba this time of year, so I almost always run down there for a meal when possible.  Two weeks ago I had a … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Polenta with Butternut Squash and Sage Leaves

Barbara got inspired tonight.  She found a recipe in the Nantucket Inquirer Mirror newspaper and adapted it to her needs.  Usually, I am not thrilled with butternut squash, but WOW, was this ever different and better than I ever had. … Continue reading

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