Monthly Archives: January 2013

Rich, Robust Vegan Dinner

Every once in a while, I hit a home run for dinner.  Tonight was one of those. I had an eggplant I wanted to use, which was the centerpiece of the meal.  The technique  of choice for the night was … Continue reading

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Pasta ai Funghi al Forno

No class tonight; my turn to cook.  My go-to dishes are often about pasta, and tonight was no exception.  I had a fine organic Maitake mushroom and some leftover creminis in the refrigerator, so that’s where I started my cooking. … Continue reading

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Roasted Dinner

What do you think of when I say “roasted vegetables”?  I’ll bet it’s the usual suspects: eggplant, zucchini, red peppers, onions…all good choices, but a little prosaic at times.  Well, vegans and vegetarians have some marvelous other choices.  Tonight’s dinner … Continue reading

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Ragout Revisited

Thousands of my fans want to know more about the Ragout recipe.  Actually, no one has asked yet, but I wanted to write it down and post it, so I could find it again when I was in the mood. … Continue reading

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Lunch: Grilled Bread, Recycled Ragout, and Canary Island Wine

A few nights ago I made dinner for the first time in a week.  It was one of my favorite ways to cook.  Select very good ingredients; prepare each in a way that highlights its best features; then put the … Continue reading

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Brooklyn — Delightful, Hip, but without the Dodgers

Last weekend Aaron and I went to New York for a few days, before he went back out West.  The venue was Brooklyn, to visit with Jeremy and friends, to revel in good food and wine, and to explore the … Continue reading

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Family Dinner and our Top Chef

Last night was special.  Aaron has been home a week from Arizona, and he wanted to make dinner for our family (including extended members Ben, Laura and Michael).  Since he is actually the best chef in the family, it was … Continue reading

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