Monthly Archives: December 2013

India + Alsace = Chana Dal #2

Back in May I discovered a marvelous, healthful legume — Chana Dal — and made a fine meal with it.  Tonight I made it again, with three new twists: served the dal on top of a mixture of brown rice … Continue reading

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Ligurian Vegetable Soup Week

One of my favorite food blogs is Italicious.  She has a nice touch of showing the blog post she did a year ago, and I always find it intriguing. And so it was that almost exactly a year to the … Continue reading

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Good Friends, Good Food, and Some Wine

Aaron’s here for a week, and last night we celebrated with some of his very good friends.  Having established a tradition of sharing good food and wine with this group, it was a perfect time to do it again. Barbara … Continue reading

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Sciaccarellu and Niellucchiu

No, that’s not the name of a Washington, DC, law firm, nor is it a new circus act in Vegas.  They are actually two new grapes to my tasting repertoire, components (70% and 30 % respectively) of a 2010 Faustino … Continue reading

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Roasted Vegetable Night

The title could describe me tonight, or my dinner, or both.  My day started this morning inauspiciously, when I had to stop for the three traffic lights less than 1/4 mile apart, near my house — the only ones for … Continue reading

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Lentil, Celery, and Tomato Soup — from the Romagnolis

Along with my debt to Marcella, I owe Franco and Margaret Romagnoli my intense love for cooking Italian food.  Their cooking show in Boston on public television, their restaurant in the newly-refurbished Faneuil Market, and their cookbooks made simple, delicious … Continue reading

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Grilled Bread and Another Lunch Special

Yesterday morning I baked another two loaves of my variation of Ken Forkish’s Field Blend #2 whole grain bread.  This time it was 64% KAF white bread flour, 19% home-milled sprouted whole wheat, 15% sprouted rye, and 2% Durum wheat. … Continue reading

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