Category Archives: Food

New Year and Some New Dishes

Today was a fine day for inventing a new dish for lunch and for trying out two recipes I had never attempted before, for dinner. Lunch was inspired by available elements of past, present, and future salads. Favorite tools played … Continue reading

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Linguine with Spinach, and Garlic — and Early Year Successes

January and February are busy months because I teach a course during the first six weeks. As a result I do less cooking — and as a corollary, less blogging. Barbara happily and ably leapt into the void, and she … Continue reading

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Mushroom Bourguignon

A few days ago, after re-subscribing to the New York Times Cooking Section, I saw an attractive recipe for Mushroom Bourguignon by Melissa Clark. If you’ve read this blog over time, you may have noticed that three of my favorite … Continue reading

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Salads: Beans (x 3), and Claremont (origin NJ)

I don’t eat a lot of salads, but last week I had four different (and quite delicious) ones. It started late in the week, when I was cleaning out a closet holding my dried beans stash, along with packs of … Continue reading

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Late Night Snack

Okay, now that we’ve shown in the previous post how to roast and peel sweet peppers, the question is, “what do we do with them?” Fortunately, I felt a need for a late night snack tonight, and I am happy … Continue reading

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Roasting Sweet Peppers — A Revelation!

I’ve been roasting and peeling sweet peppers for at least 40 years in my cooking career, so I thought I had the methodologies down pat.  They included grilling them until well-charred on the gas grill, roasting them whole or cut … Continue reading

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Moroccan Eggplant-Olive Tagine

I love eggplants.  When done properly, they are extremely satisfying.  We cook them often, so I am always on the lookout for new favorites to add to our repertoire.  Yesterday, I tried a Moroccan Eggplant-Olive Tagine that made the grade. … Continue reading

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Best Meals of the Month

The dishes I will remember most from July include: my sourdough bread octopus Portuguese Ventresca tuna from Luças the vegetable bounty of our summertime Sourdough Recently my Tartine-style breads have been quite good, and I’ve settled on a recipe for … Continue reading

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Homemade Pasta with a Sardinian Accent

At least once a month I insist on making some fresh pasta.  This particular one featured tagliatelle, prosciutto, Sardinian Pecorino, and Cannonau wine, along with fresh summer squash and peas from our local farmers, and sage from my herb garden.

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Chanterelles and Basque Sheep Milk Cheese Bruschette

July has been a good month for my sourdough breads.  I bake two loaves every other week.  Lunches are often simply bruschetta and vegetables leftover from previous night’s dinner.  One of my favorites is made with sautéed chanterelles, topped with … Continue reading

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