Category Archives: Wine

A “Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” Potato Pie

My wife reads a lot of books.  She enjoys watching British movies and period pieces.  And she is a very good cook.  Last night those elements all came together in a terrific dinner. Several months ago, she read The Guernsey … Continue reading

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Pasta Trenette

This post is about Pasta Trenette from Liguria, Italy — a delicious vegetarian linguini-like dish with pesto, potatoes and green beans.  Why?  The reason is that I found a box of Trenette pasta in a far corner of my pantry.  … Continue reading

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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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Antipasto for Lunch, Herbed Artichoke Galette for Dinner, and Black Peppercorns for Everything

Antipasto I had defrosted the second loaf from my last batch of 40% Whole Wheat Bread, so it was time for Bruschetta at lunch.  One recipe that caught my eye recently was Bruschetta Bianca from the Union Square Cafe cookbook.  … 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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New Pasta Dish, but No Food Photos

Sometimes I get so absorbed in whatever I am cooking that I forget (or don’t have time) to take any photos.  This was pretty much the case last night at dinner. Things started simply enough.  I was inspired by a … Continue reading

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Bread. Pizza. Paella.

All the basic food groups.  Making and eating these provide some of our very best comfort foods.  And they’re pretty healthy, too.  Let me share these dishes from the past few days. Bread I’ve been making two different breads with … Continue reading

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Lunchtime Surprises

These days I love lunchtime.  It’s an ideal time to resurrect leftovers or create new dishes with many of my favorite foods.  I am also finding that if I have one glass of wine at lunch   and a second glass … Continue reading

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Walks, and Another Italian Lunch

This was another good week, featuring walks on a country road and cooking as we like.  The walk is usually 1.0-1.5 miles down the road from our house and back up again.  We stop for a short rest by the … 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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