Category Archives: WEEKNIGHT DINNER

ROASTED BUTTERNUT & APPLE SOUP with FRIED SAGE LEAVES

  I don’t believe I’ve ever been happier to see Meatless Monday. National Overconsumption of Poultry and Everything Else Day has left us sprawled in its wake. With the typical excesses of Christmas coming at us, I’m craving some clean, simple flavors. … Continue reading

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COOKING AHEAD: FIRST NIGHT IN FLORENCE SPAGHETTI REIMAGINED

I’m trying, I really am, to be better about taking lunch to work with me. I know, it sounds strange – I work in a hotel kitchen, and could certainly have lunch on any given day from banquet leftovers. But … Continue reading

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MEATLESS MONDAY: A SIMPLE SUMMER SUPPER

  For the last couple of summers, I get very nostalgic for Italy around this time. The daughter had spent most of the summer at an international dance workshop in Florence. I flew over towards its end to see her … Continue reading

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WEEKNIGHT DINNER: SEARED AHI TUNA SALAD

  I know, by the calendar it’s Friday. But my workweek being what it is, this is technically my Thursday. So it’s still a school night. Confused? So am I. I’ve been out of town on business for a couple … Continue reading

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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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WEEKNIGHT DINNER: ORECHIETTE WITH FRESH PEAS, LEMON, AND GREEK YOGURT

  When we were a young family, I raised a great garden every summer in Northern California. One of the crops was peas. If you’ve never grown peas, you have not experienced abundance. Think rabbits. Literally. The peas grew faster and … Continue reading

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WEEKNIGHT DINNER: MELANZANA MARINARA

Isn’t she beautiful! All right, so her hat sits a bit crookedly. Big deal. She’s plump yet firm in all the right places, and the sheen of her skin is downright dazzling. And she only cost a dollar and eighty-nine … Continue reading

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COFFEE-ROASTED CAULIFLOWER STEAKS with CREAMY CARROT SAUCE

All right, referring to thick slices of cauliflower as “steaks” may be reaching a bit.  But it sounds better than “slabs,” and it’s much less wordy than “thick slices of cauliflower.”  Come along, please. ❦ The daughter was here visiting … 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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MAN IN THE MOON FRENCH TOAST

Afternoon was rapidly turning to evening as the dogs and I returned from our end-of-the-day walk.  Along the way, I’d noticed that the man in the moon looked kind of concerned. His mouth formed a small “o”, his eyes appeared … Continue reading

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