Monthly Archives: December 2014

Morellino di Scansano for Lunch

Last night, I had a hankering for a meaty-style meal (without meat itself, which no longer appeals), so I made seitan cutlets, pan-fried, and finished with a self-styled vegan onion gravy.  We agreed it turned out quite good, somewhat reminiscent … Continue reading

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Simple Supper

Sometimes the simplest suppers are the best.  Yesterday we went across the border into NH, only a 30 minute drive — to visit a couple who run a local pasta-making business: Valicenti Organico Hand Made Pasta.  Dave gave us a … Continue reading

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Lunch Favorites

I had time, motivation and ingredients for a good lunch today. Time: done with the trip to the dump this morning, including dropping off the very old, used lawn mower. Motivation: 1. hungry  2. bread was a week old  3. … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Levains and Beet Salad with Micro-Greens

Another advantage of vacation time is that I can bake bread again.  While the hands-on time preparing the dough is fairly small, I do need at least a solid day and a half without commitments to attend the various stages … Continue reading

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Gnocchetti

One of my unique food finds in NY was a package of Gnocchetti Sardi, a pasta from Sardinia.  I found it at BuonItalia and purchased the one which included the spinach and tomato pasta doughs. I made up my own … Continue reading

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NYC December 2014: Food, Wine, Friends, and Sport Jackets

Last week, as soon as classes were over and grading completed, I made one of my semi-annual New York visits.  I rented an apartment on Airbnb for three nights, connected with a few good friends, explored for food and wine, … Continue reading

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Methi Dal

From Spain we move to India.  We have an Indian market in a nearby town, and they recently have upgraded the store —  cleaner design, better produce, nice selection.  One afternoon I stopped in to browse and was pleased to … Continue reading

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