Monthly Archives: April 2020

Lunchtime Surprises

These days I love lunchtime.  It’s an ideal time to resurrect leftovers or create new dishes with many of my favorite foods.  I am also finding that if I have one glass of wine at lunch   and a second glass … Continue reading

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Walks, and Another Italian Lunch

This was another good week, featuring walks on a country road and cooking as we like.  The walk is usually 1.0-1.5 miles down the road from our house and back up again.  We stop for a short rest by the … Continue reading

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Creations: Mine for a Lunch, Barbara’s for a Dinner

Mine: Lunch One of the best parts of this “At Home” business is that I always have time and space to create what I want for lunch.  Last Thursday was another in the Bruschetta family of repasts, this time using … Continue reading

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Take Walks, and Eat Leftovers

Sanity these days requires exercise during these crazy, buttoned-up times.  Fortunately, walking along the country road on which we live is accessible, scenic and safe.  Barbara and I often go together during the walk, covering a mile or a little … Continue reading

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Swiss Chard Frittata — Greens and Ribs

We got some excellent fresh Swiss Chard last week, and it made for a fine dinner Tuesday night and lunch on Wednesday.  Most of the time I use just the Chard greens in my cooking.  However, this bunch had the … Continue reading

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Tuna Conserva Once Again

Two weeks ago I made Tuna Conserva.   It was so good, I had to try it again.  This time I made it into a salad — sort of Niçoise — but this time with a medley of cooked beans … Continue reading

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My relationship with all things Spanish is decidedly mixed. On the one hand, we have the benefits today of the great food and wine for which Spain is appropriately famous.  Many of those glories have been the subject of posts … Continue reading

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The Next-to-Last Meal from the Spanish Octopus — Greek-Style

Lunch on Friday was a simpler affair with my friend, the octopus.  I decided to minimize the cooking, so I did what one might do for lunch in Greece, with these tentacles on hand.  I gathered up typical side dishes … Continue reading

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Three Eggplant Slices, Two Octopus Tentacles, One Grated Tomato, and Lots of Olive Oil

There’s almost no limit to the range of wonderful recipes using Octopus.  Today’s lunch is the third one I’ve tried in the past three days, and perhaps the most delicious. This recipe is from The Country Cooking of Greece, by … Continue reading

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