Category Archives: Wine

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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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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A “Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” Potato Pie

My wife reads a lot of books.  She enjoys watching British movies and period pieces.  And she is a very good cook.  Last night those elements all came together in a terrific dinner. Several months ago, she read The Guernsey … Continue reading

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Pasta Trenette

This post is about Pasta Trenette from Liguria, Italy — a delicious vegetarian linguini-like dish with pesto, potatoes and green beans.  Why?  The reason is that I found a box of Trenette pasta in a far corner of my pantry.  … 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. reading

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Antipasto for Lunch, Herbed Artichoke Galette for Dinner, and Black Peppercorns for Everything

Antipasto I had defrosted the second loaf from my last batch of 40% Whole Wheat Bread, so it was time for Bruschetta at lunch.  One recipe that caught my eye recently was Bruschetta Bianca from the Union Square Cafe cookbook.  … 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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New Pasta Dish, but No Food Photos

Sometimes I get so absorbed in whatever I am cooking that I forget (or don’t have time) to take any photos.  This was pretty much the case last night at dinner. Things started simply enough.  I was inspired by a … Continue reading

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