Tag Archives: salad

Vegetable tart; pear salad – 24 December 2011

This was a delicious tart, especially the crust, which was exceptional. The filling was incredibly time-consuming, but a different filling would work and be less demanding. The recipe is from Cook’s Illustrated, Jan/Feb 2012. The filling is mainly leeks, sauteed … Continue reading

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Split pea soup with smoked ham; pear salad; Petit Basque – 19 December 2011

This is an incredibly easy soup, and incredibly delicious, especially for a chilling evening in December. I think it is better when there is more meat on the soup bones, but this one was still quite tasty. I started the … Continue reading

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Roast chicken and root vegetables; salad; tree decorating – 17 December 2011

D suggested roasting a chicken for Saturday dinner, while we decorated our tree. He looked up a method in Alice Waters’ Simple Foods book, and it was terrific. He began by salting and peppering the chicken a day in advance … Continue reading

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Curry a la ‘F’; salad – 13 December 2011

I finished off the lamb curry I started on Sunday, and we had that after carrying home and setting up the Christmas tree! The curry is from my Scottish friend F, who sent me both the recipe and a bottle … Continue reading

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Panini with treviso and scamorze; salad with pomegranate seeds – 12 December 2011

Last night I started a lamb curry which I intended to finish off tonight (cook another hour, add tomatoes and cilantro) while we brought home the Christmas tree from the Bowl. However, D found they were out of trees but … Continue reading

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Omelette with tomato-mushroom-eggplant sauce; salad with pomegranate seeds – 11 December 2011

D saw me doing the first night of Fiona’s curry and thought it was for this dinner. About 7pm he asked, and found out it wasn’t. He made a wonderful dinner on the spot. He cut up a very long … Continue reading

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Grilled chicken thighs; salad with roasted milk-soaked bread and endive; rice – 4 December 2011

D cooking, still, and really enjoying the two new cookbooks from ‘ino in NYC. I am SO behind… but this single post is on time. D grilled some chicken thighs from Costco, with oil, salt, pepper, and sage on them. … Continue reading

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