Category Archives: Vegan

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.  https://dgourmac.wordpress.com/2013/09/05/from-the-sublime-to-the-ridiculous/Continue reading

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Tartine Bread Again — with Improved Techniques

As many people are doing during this pandemic, I am baking bread more often now.  Three weeks ago I wrote about returning to Tartine breads, and I am continuing further down that path.  My breads are good now, most of … Continue reading

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Tartine Bread Redux

Redux: from Latin, from reducere ‘bring back’. I started making sourdough bread in 2011.  As I’ve described in previous posts, Chad Robertson’s book, Tartine, was my bible for the first few years.  It was also a favorite since I had … Continue reading

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Grilled Basque Ham and Cheese, Capri-Style Chocolate Walnut Torte

My thing is lunches, Barbara is the reigning expert on desserts. Two recent examples: I made a grilled cheese and ham sandwich lunch the other day.  It was Basque-inspired, using a sheep milk cheese from the Basque region in France, … 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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Creations: Mine for a Lunch, Barbara’s for a Dinner

Mine: Lunch One of the best parts of this “At Home” business is that I always have time and space to create what I want for lunch.  Last Thursday was another in the Bruschetta family of repasts, this time using … Continue reading

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Lunches: Variations on Some Themes

Recent meals have gone so well that I’ve been motivated to continue some of the themes.  Three elements stood out: grilled or pan-fried bread peppers sautéed greens so I had several variations for lunches this week.  The first included a … Continue reading

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The Joys of Bok Choy

Barbara got me started on this kick a few weeks ago.  She had made a Turmeric-Ginger Dumpling Soup recipe from Fine Cooking Magazine.  It featured Bok Choy and is made with frozen vegetable dumplings (ours are from Trader Joe’s).  The … Continue reading

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More Bruschetta

My Field Blend #2 bread was so good, I defrosted the second loaf already and used it for all kinds of toast and bruschetta.  Here are the two most recent: Smoked Salmon and White Bean Purée Grilled whole wheat bread … Continue reading

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Bread, Bruschetta, and Brunello

Over the past 4-5 months my bread-making efforts were dismal failures.  The breads did not rise properly, they came out too flat and dense, and I became discouraged, because I was unable to figure out what was wrong.  So I … Continue reading

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