Monthly Archives: November 2017

Unconventional Thanksgiving

Most of us in this country have faced a dilemma at one time or another regarding Thanksgiving.  Typical challenges are “whose house should we go to?”, “which family or in-laws should we favor (or worse — offend)?”, “how do we … Continue reading

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Thursday Brunch and Dinner

On a more recent note, here are two brief highlights of today’s cooking.  Brunch was simple after my breakfast smoothie.  I sautéed small white button mushrooms with garlic, sliced a little Tomme de Brebis sheep’s milk cheese from Corsica, and … Continue reading

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November Home Cooking

We did some fine cooking in November, but I’m too far behind in blogging to present it in any organized fashion.  Instead, I’ve grabbed some of the best recipes and pix, and will show them here. These are lunches and … Continue reading

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Cianfotta — from Naples at Table

One of the most soulful and satisfying vegetable dishes I know is Cianfotta (or Ciambotta) from Naples.  Tonight’s dinner was this luscious vegetable stew, from a recipe in Arthur’s Schwartz’s Naples at Table cookbook (a 1998 classic). Even with its … Continue reading

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