Category Archives: Vegetarian

Tartine Einkorn Bread

I’ve been happily making my standard sourdough breads every three or four weeks for much of this year, so I recently decided to explore some new breads. Chad Robertson’s Tartine Book No. 3 has been on my shelf for some … Continue reading

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Express Post: Baked Leftover Vegetables with Montasio Cheese

I had some leftover vegetables from a rice dish made a few days earlier, so I combined them with sourdough croutons and grated Montasio cheese to make a crispy baked vegetable dish. Again, the wine was a rosé from Puglia. … Continue reading

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Eye Candy, Food and Wine Department

These are some of my favorite photos from July’s food and wine adventures. Wine and Small Plates with Friends Snapshots  

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Sourdough, Mushrooms, Polenta, Scylla

Sourdough is always handy. One or two slices can be breakfast or lunch, a snack or a dinner component. This post features sourdough toast with “wild mushrooms” (Chanterelles), followed by a polenta dish that evening. The polenta was made into … Continue reading

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Tomato, Arugula, and Cheese Salad

Every once in awhile, I pull out of the bookshelves one of my older cookbooks, and I find an appropriate dish for the occasion. Today, I was looking for a way to use half of a large heirloom tomato for … Continue reading

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Nettle Risotto

As much as I love pasta in all its forms, I am realizing that some of my most memorable dishes ever have been risotti. Two of those are dishes I created 10 and 20 years ago: Lobster – Shrimp Pasta … Continue reading

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Arancini

A few weeks ago I made a risotto for dinner. It was a Spinach-Zucchini Risotto I invented back in 2010. Even without the arugula (which I did not have this time), it was almost as good as the original. There … Continue reading

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Toor and Moong Dals

It’s intriguing that I am inspired to cook specific dishes by a wide variety of stimuli. One recent example is a dinner featuring Indian Dals — lentils of various kinds. The impetus came from opening the main cabinet in our … Continue reading

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Three Recent Pastas

No episode of new blog posts takes place here without some reference to the latest pasta dishes. Here are three recent ones I wanted to share. Spaghetti with Broccoli Rabe Barbara won’t eat bitter greens, so I make this just … Continue reading

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Bruschetta

When you bake bread often, you’ll find that one of the main snacks, appetizers, or small meals that pop up in your kitchen, is centered on Bruschetta: Merriam-Webster Definition of bruschetta : thick slices of bread grilled, rubbed with garlic, … Continue reading

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