Monthly Archives: January 2011

Avgolemonno – 31 January 2011

D was, in his words, “nonplussed” when, after not having time to bake the bread this morning, he decided to buy bread and make pannini, but found no appropriate bread at the Bowl on his way home. He was still … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita – 30 January 2011

This was my first attempt to make the pizza classic “Margherita.” It  came close to working, but I think I needed to cook it a bit less time. I used a recipe from Epicurious for the toppings, but my usual … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with brown and “pigs’ ears” mushrooms; Brussels sprouts – 29 January 2011

D wanted to try cooking spaghetti with the pigs’ ears mushrooms as part of the mix with brown mushrooms, having been less than pleased with the only-pigs’-ears version from a couple of nights ago. It really worked well — much better taste than … Continue reading

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Omelette with pecorino, Greek oregano, pepper, and “too much milk”; Brussels sprouts – 28 January 2011

D came home and searched around the fridge for something to cook for dinner, not realizing till it came up in another context that it was Friday, not Thursday night. That meant he had to cook a dinner worthy of … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with “pigs’ ears” mushrooms; broccoli – 27 January 2011

D made this pasta with “pigs’ ears” mushrooms, and nothing else except the butter and pepper they were cooked in, so that we could really get a taste of the mushrooms. They had some bitterness, it turned out, and we … Continue reading

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Tomato, bacon, snap pea and artichoke pasta – 26 January 2011

D had a bunch of random veggies that he wanted to use up, and he added in a few things lying around, to make a really delicious and interesting pasta. His thing. He bought some cherry tomatoes on the markdown … Continue reading

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Brie, bread, and olives before the City Council meeting – 25 January 2011

At the end of a brutally long day of teaching, with a lab that ran over by more than half an hour at the end, we had to go to City Council to testify against their plans to put 75-foot … Continue reading

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