Category Archives: Vegan

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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Cianfotta (A Neapolitan Version of Ratatouille)

Summer is coming soon (at least in this hemisphere).  That means the arrival of great fresh vegetables, which for me, often get celebrated by making one of the amazing European roasted vegetable dishes.  Among my favorites are: France: Tian/Ratatouille.  https://dgourmac.wordpress.com/2013/09/05/from-the-sublime-to-the-ridiculous/Continue reading

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Tartine Bread Again — with Improved Techniques

As many people are doing during this pandemic, I am baking bread more often now.  Three weeks ago I wrote about returning to Tartine breads, and I am continuing further down that path.  My breads are good now, most of … Continue reading

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Tartine Bread Redux

Redux: from Latin, from reducere ‘bring back’. I started making sourdough bread in 2011.  As I’ve described in previous posts, Chad Robertson’s book, Tartine, was my bible for the first few years.  It was also a favorite since I had … Continue reading

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Grilled Basque Ham and Cheese, Capri-Style Chocolate Walnut Torte

My thing is lunches, Barbara is the reigning expert on desserts. Two recent examples: I made a grilled cheese and ham sandwich lunch the other day.  It was Basque-inspired, using a sheep milk cheese from the Basque region in France, … Continue reading

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Ikarian Baked Vegetables, Improved

We’ve been reading and cooking with the book, Blue Zones Kitchen.  It’s interesting reading, contains some good recipes, and it fits well with all we have learned about healthy food and lifestyles in the past 10 years and more.  We … 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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Lunches: Variations on Some Themes

Recent meals have gone so well that I’ve been motivated to continue some of the themes.  Three elements stood out: grilled or pan-fried bread peppers sautéed greens so I had several variations for lunches this week.  The first included a … Continue reading

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