Category Archives: Solitary Cook

WEEKNIGHT DINNER: FETTUCCINE ALL’AGLIONE

  There are abundant variations on this pasta sauce, but the two ingredients on which all agree is garlic (aglio in Italian, with a silent “g”) and plenty of it, and don’t stint on the red pepper flakes. Beyond that, … Continue reading

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THE DAY BEFORE THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS: CHICKEN & BLACK BEAN STEW

This is a word-laden post, as opposed to the photo-heavy ones of late. Be that the good news or the bad for you, as I say in About, I write, or try to, for people who love to read as … Continue reading

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WEEKNIGHT DINNER: STEAK NIGHT

It is way, way too hot to cook inside.  Shit, it’s too hot to eat inside.  Mercifully, some unanticipated clouds have moved in to shield us from the still-hot evening sun.  Not that they’re going to drop anything on us, … Continue reading

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SANDWICH SATURDAY: THE SANTA BARBARA (or HOW I CAME TO LOVE CABBAGE, PART 1)

I let the first bite seduce me, wash over me.  The second one swept me off my feet,  pulled me under.  By the third, though, I surfaced, gasping, realizing I needed to pay attention and commit the creation to gustatory … Continue reading

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REPURPOSED CHIX STIX with APPLE-SAVOY SLAW

Anyone can make something for dinner; it’s re-purposing the leftovers in a new way that makes things interesting.  When I made Coconut Chix Stix for dinner the other evening, I managed to restrain myself and had a couple left over. … Continue reading

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WEEKNIGHT DINNER: COCONUT CHIX STIX

SERVES 2, or 1 with leftovers When I think coconut, I tend to think shrimp.  Now, while coconut shrimp are all very well and good, my budget isn’t always in the mood for shrimp.  These were inspired by a friend … Continue reading

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WEEKNIGHT DINNER: A DARN GOOD STEAK and ASPARAGUS with CHARRED LEMON

I know, I know, it’s Meatless Monday.  But I’m finally saying goodbye to a dreadful cold that camped out in my head for almost three utterly miserable weeks during which I drank enough tea with honey to fill a bathtub. … Continue reading

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WEEKNIGHT DINNER: FARMERS MARKET PESTO

I look forward to making dinner every evening.  Be it one that falls at the end of a long day or a long week, or one that arrives gently after a quiet weekend day, the simple pleasures of dinner are … Continue reading

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TABLE FOR ONE: FRITATTA

Fritatta is one of those dishes often trotted out for brunches for many because its uses are several.  It’s a great way to use up leftovers.  You don’t need to make a huge amount because it can be one of … Continue reading

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TOMATO-GOAT CHEESE TART

You’ll need one disk of dough from Perfect Flaky Pastry, along with some really good tomatoes, tender scallion greens, and creamy goat cheese.  Basil, oh most definitely, and we’ll top it all off with shredded Parmesan. But possibly the most … Continue reading

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